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 14, 2022

STATEMENT OF THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA GENERAL DEBATE ON AGENDA ITEM 2: ANNUAL REPORT OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS THE 51st SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Mr. President, 1. In this opportunity, I wish to address the Acting High Commissioner’s specific reference regarding reports of intensified violence in Papua, Indonesia, as well as the case concerning the dismemberment of 4 civilians in Timika, Indonesia. 2. The Government of Indonesia condemns in the strongest term this heinous crime, and, as the Acting… Continue reading

March 25, 2022

STATEMENT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA AT THE INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES OCCUPIED SINCE 1967, GENEVA, 25 MARCH 2022

Thank you Mr. President, 1. Indonesia condemns, in the strongest terms, the continuing violations carried out by the Occupying Power, targeting civilians throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory. -> Characterized by the constantly increasing violence and injustice that Israel is employing to sustain its occupation. 2. Indonesia is also gravely concerned with the illegal expansion of… Continue reading

March 22, 2022

STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA AT THE PANEL ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ROBUST PUBLIC POLICIES AND SERVICES FOR THE PROTECTION OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS IN CONTRIBUTING TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC RECOVERY 49th HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, 22 MARCH 2022

Thank you, Mr. President, We welcome the holding of this panel and thank the speakers for their presentations. The global recovery effort from the Covid-19 pandemic varies between countries and regions, evidently displayed by the disparity in vaccination rates and available fiscal space. Nevertheless, countries are pushing forward with their recovery efforts. Central to these… Continue reading

March 22, 2022

Statement by the Republic of Indonesia At the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues 49th Session of the Human Rights Council, 22 March, 2022

President, 1. The prevention of conflicts involving minorities necessitates the respect for minority rights, particularly by: -> Ensuring equality in access to economic and social opportunities; -> Effective and meaningful participation of minorities in decision-making; and -> Ensuring the effective implementation of regulatory frameworks aimed at nurturing diversity. 2. Indonesia’s national motto, “Bhinneka Tungal Ika”… Continue reading

March 22, 2022

Statement by the Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia at the General Debate on Agenda Item 5 Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms 49th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 22 March 2022

Mr. President, 1. Indonesia reaffirms its support towards the work of UN human rights bodies and mechanisms to undertake their mandate: -> Particularly to provide advisory services, technical assistance and capacity-building… -> To be delivered in consultation with and with the consent of Member States concerned. 2. Mandate holders, therefore, should carry out their duties… Continue reading