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

May 11, 2016 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Mr. President,
Indonesia would like to welcome the Delegation of Ireland and congratulates them for the completion and the presentation of their national report under the UPR.
Indonesia appreciates the commitment shown by the Irish Government to take concrete action on the recommendations made in the last cycle and welcomes the progress in further accelerating the fulfillment of human rights for all in Ireland.
To name a few, those significant progress include the launch of the first National Strategy on children and young people’s participation in decision making, and the introduction of universal health care which is considered as the most fundamental reform in the health service in Ireland.
Indonesia further welcomes the establishment of an Inter-Departmental Committee on Human Rights to assist progress towards the ratification of key international human rights treaties.
In this regard Indonesia would like to recommend the Irish Government to further accelerate the efforts to strengthen legal framework to protect the rights of migrants, including by  considering to ratify the ICRMW. We also recommend the Irish Government to ratify the CRPD and prioritize measures to further strengthen the existing framework, including to increase the meaningful participation of the persons with disabilities in policy making.
While noting with utmost appreciation the Irish Government’s resolute commitment to further advance the women’s rights agenda, Indonesia recommends the Irish Government to scale up effective measures to further increase women’s representation and their meaningful participation in decision making level in the public and private sectors.
Indonesia would like to express our further appreciation for the steadfast commitment shown by the Irish Government to the UPR process and in that spirit hope that the Irish Government would take these recommendations into further consideration.
I thank you.

Geneva, 11 May 2016