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

November 4, 2014 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Mr. Vice President,

Indonesia would like to thank the delegation of Slovenia led by H.E. Mr Goran Klemencic, Minister of Justice, for the presentation of their 2nd round UPR report as well as their commitment and continued engagement with the UPR process.

Indonesia appreciates the various efforts taken by Slovenia in the promotion and protection of human rights, as comprehensively elaborated in the report. We commend the policies and programs established in the effort to promote gender equality, to combat violence against woman, including domestic violence, as well as to promote and protect right of children and youth.

 

Mr, Vice President,

Human trafficking remains a major challenge for many countries.  We welcome the steps Slovenia has taken in their efforts to combat HBT, including the reform of its Inter-Ministerial Working Group for Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings and the establishment a National Coordinator on the said issue. We recommend that the government take appropriate steps to ensure effectiveness of the two mechanisms and continue to improve public awareness about this issue.

My delegation is encouraged to learn that Slovenia is examining the possibilities of ratifying the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. My delegation is of the view that such ratification will be complimentary to existing national legislation.  We recommend the government to continue its efforts to ratify the ICRMW.

To end, while acknowledging and appreciating the numerous initiatives taken in their efforts to combat discrimination, my delegation shares the concerns of others that hate crimes against minorities, particularly through media, still persists. We would like to encourage the government of Slovenia to continue to step up its efforts in this regard.

I thank you.

 

Geneva, 4 November 2014

*As delivered by Ms. Mariska Dhanutirto, Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia in Geneva.