Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

By way of General Assembly Resolution 60/251, the Human Rights Council was established on 15 March 2006. The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body, comprising 47 states a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly. Along with the UN Reform as reiterated at the World Summit in 2005, the Council was aimed to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights and improve the effectiveness the UN body tasked to deal with human rights issues, by eradicating the politicking and double standard often associated with issues of human rights.

Latest Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

September 21, 2021

Pernyataan Media Tanggapan Terhdap Rilis Berita Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders tanggal 20 September 2021

1. Pemerintah Indonesia sangat menyesalkan keputusan Pelapor Khusus (Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders) tetap mengeluarkan rilis berita mengenai Victor Yeimo yang tengah menjalani proses hukum atas keterlibatannya dalam aksi provokasi yang terkoordinasi terkait demonstrasi  yang memunculkan kekerasan dan kerusuhan di sejumlah daerah di Indonesia, khususnya Manokwari, Sorong, Fakfak, Timika, Deiyai, Jayapura dan Wamena pada… Continue reading

September 21, 2021

Press Statement Response to the News Release by the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders on 20 September 2021

1. The Government of the Republic of Indonesia deeply regrets the Special Rapporteur’s decision to publish a news release regarding Mr. Victor Yeimo, who is currently undergoing legal proceedings following charges of his involvement in a coordinated national scheme of provocation in order to create a wave of violent protests and riots across Indonesia, mainly… Continue reading

August 24, 2021

Indonesia dalam Special Session Dewan HAM tentang Afghanistan tekankan pentingnya jaminan perlindungan hak-hak asasi seluruh orang di Afghanistan, termasuk khususnya perempuan dan anak perempuan

1. Pada Sesi Khusus Dewan HAM mengenai “Serious human rights concerns and situation in Afghanistan” (Keprihatinan atas Situasi Hak Asasi Manusia yang Serius di Afghanistan”), Kuasa Usaha ad Interim Perutusan Tetap Republik Indonesia di Jenewa, Dubes Grata E. Werdaningtyas, menyampaikan posisi Indonesia yang mendorong semua pihak untuk menghentikan kekerasan dan menahan diri dari kekejaman. Dubes… Continue reading

August 24, 2021


Thank you Madame President, 1. We are all following closely the situation in Afghanistan in the past week with deep concern. 2. Indeed, no nation-building process is perfect and smooth. 3. In this regard, we would like to reiterate our support and solidarity with the Afghan men, women, and children, by underlying the following: 4…. Continue reading

July 1, 2021

Right of Reply Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia to the statement made by Vanuatu, 1 July 2021

President, We wish to exercise our right of reply to the statement made by Vanuatu.       In Indonesia, the freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression is guaranteed under Article 28 of our Constitution.       Consequently, the State has consistently facilitated these rights – both at national and sub national levels, that involves all… Continue reading