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

May 27, 2021

STATEMENT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA SPECIAL SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON THE GRAVE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, INCLUDING EAST JERUSALEM, GENEVA, 27 MAY 2021

Thank you Madame President, 1. Indonesia welcomes the recent ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel. We call on all parties to refrain from any acts of violence and to adhere to the ceasefire agreement. 2. Indonesia notes however, that a more lasting solution can only be gained when the rights of the Palestinian people are… Continue reading

February 23, 2021

STATEMENT MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA H.E. RETNO L. P. MARSUDI AT HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT OF THE 46TH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, 22-24 FEBRUARY 2021

Madame President,Your Excellency Nazhat Shameem Khan… Thank you and congratulations on your assumption as President of the Human Rights Council. COVID-19 has significantly affected human rights issues around theglobe. Arrival of vaccines gives us hope but gaps in global distribution ofvaccines have deprived people’s rights to access of vaccines. Social safety net measures for the… Continue reading

February 12, 2021

STATEMENT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION ON MYANMAR, 12 FEBRUARY 2021

Madame President, Indonesia has been supporting, and will continue to support Myanmar’s struggle towards democratic transition, that is peaceful and upholds human rights. We are therefore deeply concerned over the recent political situation that has jeopardized these hard-fought gains. We call upon Myanmar to uphold the principles of democracy and constitutional government. The respect for… Continue reading

December 2, 2020

RESPONSE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA WITH REGARDS TO THE STATEMENT OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE SPOKESPERSON DATED NOVEMBER 30TH, 2020

The Government of Indonesia would like to take this opportunity to respond to the commentary made by the UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson, Mrs. Ravina Shamdasarni, on the 30th of November 2020 regarding the situation in the provinces of Papua and West Papua. Furthermore, the Government of Indonesia wishes to reiterate the following: The well-being… Continue reading