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

March 22, 2022

Right of Reply Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia to the statement made by Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches, 22 March 2022

Thank you Madam Vice-President, 1. My delegation exercises this right of reply in response to the statement made by the World Council of Churches. 2. It is regrettable that they have used this agenda item to make unwarranted accusations towards Indonesia, despite our open-door communication policy for civil society to voice their concerns directly to… Continue reading

March 21, 2022

STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA AT THE INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON MYANMAR, 21 MARCH 2022

Mr. President, 1. The crisis in Myanmar has been going on for more than a year, but the situation in the country remains volatile and continues to deteriorate. 2. We are concerned with reports of clashes between the military and opposition armed groups which continue to occur in many areas and pose as a dangerous… Continue reading

March 21, 2022

STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA AT THE INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE ON THE HIGH COMMISSIONER REPORT ON MYANMAR, 21 MARCH 2022

Thank you, Mr. President, 1. We take note the report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Myanmar since the 1 February 2021. 2. All parties must refrain from using violence and for the authorities in Myanmar to respect, protect, promote and fulfil the human rights of all persons within the… Continue reading

March 15, 2022

Statement by the Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia at the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Geneva, 15 March 2022

Mr. Vice-President, 1. We note the Special Rapporteur’s report on the prevailing operationalization of secret or arbitrary detention facilities.-> Indonesia firmly believes in the right to due process of law, including for suspects of terrorism. 2. In this connection, Indonesia has developed and strengthened laws and regulations with the aim of ensuring that counter-terrorism efforts… Continue reading

March 11, 2022

Statement by the Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia at the Interactice Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Geneva, 11 March 2022

President, 1. We note the SR’s concerns on the perceived “indifference” and lack of engagement on the part of States in responding to the various reports and questionnaires on important thematic issues related to his mandate. -> For our part, we will surely pay closer attention to this matter, with a view to better contribute… Continue reading