STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA 25th SESSION OF THE WORKING GROUP ON UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW CONSIDERATION OF THE NATIONAL REPORT OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

May 10, 2016 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Mr. President,
My delegation would like to thank the delegation of Trinidad and Tobago for their comprehensive national report and continued engagement in the UPR process.
Indonesia commends the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in advancing the promotion and protection of human rights since their first UPR cycle and welcomes the progress in the reforms of legislative, institutional and infrastructural frameworks. Among the positive developments, Indonesia notes with appreciation the entry into force of the Trafficking in Persons Act, the revised Children Act, and the ratification of the CRPD.
Mr. President,
While noting the progress made on the promotion and protection of human rights in Trinidad and Tobago, we recommend the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to develop and implement a National Action Plan for Human Rights to further ensure systematic and comprehensive approach for the promotion and protection of human rights, with the full engagement of civil society.
Indonesia further commends the juvenile justice reforms in promoting rehabilitative and restorative justice, as well as the amendments of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Prisons) Act to improve prison and detention living conditions. In this regard, we recommend the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to consider its accession to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Indonesia also welcomes the current review of the draft Immigration Policy in addressing emerging migration issues and their families, and therefore recommends the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to consider its accession to the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families.
To conclude, Indonesia would like to offer its best wishes to the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago in their future endeavors towards the promotion and protection of human rights at all levels.
Thank you.

Geneva, 10 May 2016