November 7, 2016
STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA AT THE 26th SESSION OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE UPR CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF SOUTH SUDAN*
As this is the first time for South Sudan to be reviewed under the UPR mechanism as an independent state, Indonesia would like to congratulate South Sudan for their commitment to engage UN human rights mechanism. We hope South Sudan will continue such positive and necessary step to improve its human rights condition.
Indonesia welcomes South Sudan national report especially on the promulgation of its transitional constitution. We understand that there are still some immediate challenges including security and stability in South Sudan. Indonesia is, therefore, supportive of all the endeavors made by the Government of South Sudan in promoting and protecting human rights in the country.
In complementing South Sudan’s accomplishments on human rights improvements in its domestic context, my delegation would like to further recommend the followings:
- To continue ratifying core human rights treaty, namely the ICCPR and the ICESCR;
- To continue its effort to protect the rights of women, children and vulnerable groups.
Thank you, Mr. President
Geneva, 7 November 2016
*Delivered by Mr. Acep Soemantri, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia