Statement by the Delegation of Indonesia* at the 20th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, Consideration of the UPR Report of San Marino

October 29, 2014 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Mr. President,

The Indonesian delegation welcomes the delegation of San Marino to the 20th session of the UPR working group and thanks them for the presentation of their national report.

Indonesia applauds San Marino for placing the issue of protection of women’s rights as a key priority on their national policy. The full implementation of Law No. 97/2008 on prevention and elimination of violence against women and gender violence ensures the protection for women from acts of violence. In this regard, the existence of a national human rights institution whose mandate is in conformity with the Paris principle would significantly assist San Marino not only in their efforts to combat violence against women but also in other areas of human rights. On this basis, Indonesia wishes to recommend to the Government of San Marino to consider the establishment of a national human rights institution in accordance with the Paris principles.

As a part of its efforts to promote and protect human rights, San Marino has ratified a number of international instruments on human rights. In this regard, Indonesia would like to also recommend to the Government of San Marino to consider ratifying the International Convention on the Protection of the Right of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (or ICRMW). Considering that one third of San Marino’s population live abroad, this particular convention would be of high relevance to San Marino.

Finally, Mr. President, my delegation would like to offer its best wishes to the Government of San Marino in their future endeavors towards the promotion and protection of human rights.

I thank you.


Geneva, 29 October 2014

*As delivered by Mr. Gerry Indradi, Third Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia in Geneva.