INTERVENTION BY THE DELEGATION OF NDONESIA CLUSTER INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS WHILE COUNTERING TERRORISM AND SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR IN THE FIELD OF CULTURAL RIGHTS

March 10, 2016 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Mr. President,
We thank the Special Rapporteurs for their reports and comprehensive presentations.
We would like to focus this statement on the report of Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism.
We share the view of the Special Rapporteur that violent extremism is an affront to human rights and poses a direct threat to the enjoyment of fundamental rights.
From our experience, we have to continuously advocate that violent ideologies have no room for justification. We also learnt that there is a need for swift and quick response to terrorist acts; a response that is professional and accountable.
At the same light, Indonesia also rejected the attempt to make terrorism and extremism to be attributed to a particular religion. The government, in this regard, has taken steps to campaign the counter-radicalization program through the role of religious leaders, religious organizations and religious councils. The success of Indonesia as the largest Muslim nation in carrying out democratic practice demonstrates that the values ​​of democracy, peace and Islam can coexist harmoniously.
Indonesia commits to uphold pluralism. We also play a constructive role in in building relationships and trust between people and civilizations in the world as displayed in its pro-active role in UNAOC and various interfaith and intra-faith dialogues.
We also address the root causes and facilitate the creation of situations conducive to the spread of radicalism and violent extremism through, inter alia, spreading the narrative of moderation, tolerance, peace, and mutual understanding, especially among youth, and engaging relevant stakeholders and various communities in such efforts.
Mr. President,
With regard to impact of terrorism on human rights, we would like to pose a question to the Special Rapporteur:
‘How to enhance international cooperation with regard to empower and give more voice to the moderates in order to counter and prevent violent extremism?’

I thank you.

Geneva, 10 March 2016

*delivered by Ms. Erlina Widyaningsih, First Secretary.