STATEMENT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE WORKING GROUP ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE 51ST HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, 20 SEPTEMBER 2022
Thank you Mr. President.1. Indonesia takes note of the Working Group’s report.
2. While acknowledging the complex nature of enforced disappearance cases, Indonesia reiterates its commitment to solve all past human rights cases, including those related to enforced disappearances.
3. According to our national legal system, there are two mechanisms to solve allegation of past human rights abuse: 1) through judicial process; and 2) through a non-judicial settlement mechanism.
4. Judicially, a number of cases are still under investigation and some others are still waiting to be tried at human rights court.
5. Last August, our President has issued a decree which establishes a task force mandated to conduct non-judicial settlement on all past human rights abuses. This task force will significantly reinforce the efforts in solving past human rights cases through the judicial process.
6. Furthermore, the Government of Indonesia is in the process of ratifying the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CPED).
7. Indonesia’s last remaining international human rights instrument to be ratified has been brought to the parliament, and the parliamentary debate is expected to commence soon.
8. Altogether, as mandated by our constitution and laws, Indonesia continues to strengthen the safeguards in protecting the human rights of its people.
I thank you.