November 9, 2016
STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA INTERSESSIONAL PANEL DISCUSSION ON PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION TO SUPPORT NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FOLLOW-UP SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES
First of all, we would like to thank the panelists for their presentation and sharing of practices which we find very insightful and useful for state to implement in their domestic context.
Indonesia has the full conviction that human rights are universal, indivisible, interrelated, interdependent and mutually reinforcing, and that they must be treated in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing and with the same emphasis. We also have a firm belief that only through constructive dialogue and cooperation, the effort to protect and promote human rights worldwide can be successful. Insofar, Indonesia views that the UN HRC through its UPR mechanism has certainly been at the forefront of such success.
With regard to national human rights follow up mechanism and system, Indonesia has tried to introduce an intergovernmental, coordinated and integrated system in order to follow up on numerous UPR recommendations and inputs on human rights improvements delivered during human rights council. We have also implemented an inclusive process involving multi stakeholders such as NHRI, NGOs, public figures and academician.
Indonesia has also tried to introduce an e-human rights reporting system in order to create similar platforms among government agencies and relevant stakeholders in a form of a data base of our human rights improvements.
The aims of such system is not only for the interest of creating a database but it is also intended to better mainstream human rights in all government policies, to identify the levels of human rights improvements in the country and to increase the accountability of the government with regards to human rights. We understand, however, that no system is perfect and like in any other system, our system still has a number of limitations. On such note, we would like to ask the following questions:
- How can international cooperation enhance the domestic indicators of human rights improvements or implementation of recommendations in a country?;
- From the panelist we learn that the OHCHR has assisted Ecuador in developing their data base. We would like to know the procedure for engaging the OHCHR in assisting states in developing their human rights improvements database.
Thank you, Mr. President.
Geneva, 9 November 2016