STATEMENT BY MR. CHRISTIAN PUTRA, DELEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA, ON THE REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN

July 7, 2020 Topics, Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

44th SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 2 JULY 2020

Madame President,

There is indeed an urgency to address trafficking in persons as a human rights and a social justice issue, rather than a mere security concern.

Such urgency requires concrete actions and constant evaluation of the existing program.

On our part, we continue to take a comprehensive approach to end human trafficking. This is now part of an integral part in combating violence of women and children.

Additionally, we continue to strengthen institutional measures, among others by giving the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection the mandate to provide protection services to the victim of such violence. Furthermore, we have been incorporating a victim based-approach in law enforcement capacity building programs.

At the regional level, we continue to promote efforts to prevent trafficking in persons and other transnational organized crimes. This includes the publication of the Bali Process’ guidelines for countries in handling trafficking in persons issues.

Madame President,

Indeed such concrete actions to combat trafficking in persons require more international collaboration.

My delegation would like to seek further views of the Special Rapporteur on how the Council could further utilize your mandate to prevent trafficking in persons, to protect victims and, particularly, to prosecute perpetrators, with the aim of ending impunity against this human rights violation.

I thank you.