Statement by H.E. Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia at the 13th Session of the Working Group on Universal Periodic Review – Consideration of the UPR Report of Brazil

May 25, 2012 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Madam President,

My delegation would like to welcome the delegation of Brazil and thank them for their comprehensive national report and continued engagement in the UPR process.

Indonesia commends the Brazilian Government for the inclusive and comprehensive national reporting process, involving the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government and every state in the Union.  The initiative to publish the draft report and to made it available online for public consultation has enabled broad participation of civil society stakeholders, universities, councils, and government organizations from all over the country.

The fact that Brazil will be able to achieve all of MDGs targets before 2015 clearly indicates that human rights mainstreaming has been integrated and has played an instrumental role in the country development agenda.

Madam President,

My delegation welcomes the ongoing measures toward the establishment of a Brazilian National Human Rights Council in accordance with the Paris Principles. We therefore recommend that the Brazilian Government accelerate these efforts including though passing a Bill on converting the Council for the Defence of the Rights of the Human Person (CDDPH) into the National Human Rights Council which currently in the agenda of the National Congress.

Indonesia notes with appreciation various initiatives in the country in preventing and combating torture both at the federal and state levels. These include the establishment of Pacification Police Units, Community Justice Centers, and Dial 100 hotline, as well as the most recent Bill on the establishment of a National Committee and a National Preventive Mechanism, in accordance with the Optional Protocol of the UN Convention against Torture. Indonesia recommends that the Brazilian authorities continue their efforts in this regard.

            To conclude, Madam President, as fellow developing country, Indonesia shares the view that efforts to promote sustainable development with social inclusion and fulfilment of human rights will provide the path to a more equal, just and peaceful society. Indonesia would like to offer its best wishes to the Brazilian government and its people in their future endeavours towards that noble objective.

 Thank you.

Geneva, 25 May 2012