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 17, 2010

Statement by H.E. Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia, at the 13th Session of the HRC – Consideration of the UPR Report for Cambodia

Mr President, On behalf of my delegation, I would like to thank H.E. Mr. Sun Suon dan the delegation of Cambodia, for providing updated information and responses regarding the recommendations made during the Working Group on UPR meeting in December last year. Indonesia commends the efforts made by the Cambodian Government in strengthening democratic institutions,… Continue reading

March 17, 2010

Statement by H.E. Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia, at the 13th Session of the HRC – Consideration of the UPR Report for Brunei Darussalam

Mr President, Allow me to begin by thanking H.E.  Mr. Janin Erih for providing updates on the efforts of his Government to promote and protect human rights in Brunei Darussalam. Indonesia, as one of the members of the Troika and a neighboring ASEAN member, is heartened to learn that the Government of Brunei has accepted… Continue reading

March 12, 2010

Statement at the 13th Session of the HRC, Item 3 : Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on violence against children; report of the Working Group on the Optional Protocol of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Mr President My delegation would like to thank the Special Representative on violence against children for her first report to the Council. We appreciate and support the work she has undertaken to highlight certain aspects of the rights of the child which until now have been insufficiently addressed. Indeed, the three overarching principles around which… Continue reading

March 11, 2010

Statement by the Indonesian Delegation at the 13TH Session of the HRC – Item 3: Report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief and Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

Mr. President, I should firstly like to thank both Special Rapporteurs for their comprehensive reports and for the important contributions they have made within their respective mandates. We align ourselves with the statement made by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC. Mr. President, As a pluralistic society, Indonesia knows too well that discrimination and violence… Continue reading

March 10, 2010

Statement by the Indonesian Delegation at the 13th Session of the HRC – Annual Full-day Meeting on the Rights of the Child – Panel Discussion on the Protection of Boys and Girls from Sexual Violence : Prevention and Response

Mr President, Distinguished Panellists, Indonesia’s commitment to the promotion and protection of the rights of every Indonesian child is beyond question. The 1945 Constitution guarantees that “Every child shall have the right to live, grow and develop, and shall have the right to protection from violence and discrimination”. Furthermore, Article 34 (1) also states that… Continue reading