STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA 27th SESSION OF THE WORKING GROUP ON UPR, CONSIDERATION OF THE UPR REPORT OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS

May 10, 2017 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Mr. President,
Indonesia is appreciative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands continuous engagement in the UPR process as well as its unwavering commitment to improve its overall human rights conditions.
Indonesia welcomes the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ new National Action Programme to combat discrimination and all of its forms and the four pillars approach which aims to strengthen anti-discrimination policies. Indonesia also takes note of the importance of the new Youth Act, introduced by the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 2015 and its effort to combat child sex tourism as stipulated in its Action Plan for the period 2016–2018.
By looking at the recent developments, Indonesia would also like to recommend the followings to the Kingdom of the Netherlands:

  1. To take necessary measures to prevent xenophobia and Islamophobia in Netherland’s community and to ensure that religious communities in the Netherlands do not get discriminated against;
  1. To strengthen measures to combat ethnic profiling and to further separate between hate speech which targets certain minorities and the exercise of freedom of expression;
  1. To continue its solid effort to strengthen the protection of the rights of the child particularly with regards to child trafficking and child sex tourism.

Mr. President,
In conclusion, Indonesia wishes the Kingdom of the Netherlands a successful review.
 
Thank you

Geneva, 10 May 2017