Indonesian Civil Society Organizations submitted the 3rd Cycle of the UPR Alternative Reports

Indonesian Civil Society Organizations has been submitted the alternative reports of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for the 3rd cycle. Indonesia will be reviewed on the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (April – May 2017). On September 22, 2016, was the deadline submission for the Indonesian Civil Society Organizations to submit their alternative reports. In this matter, Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) as one of the civil society organizations in Indonesia which were coordinating a joint report addressed to the UN Human Rights Council, has submitted the Joint Submission in response to the recommendations of the 2nd Cycle of UPR in 2012, as well as the Individual Reports which based on more than 20s of the thematic issues.

The previous recommendations accepted by Indonesia Government in 2012 could be downloaded:

  1. Report of the Working Group (5 July 2012)
  2. Addendum of the Report of UPR Working Group (5 September 2012)
  3. Decision of the Outcome (12 October 2012)

See the Summary of recommendations for Indonesia (accepted and rejected) by UPR-Info at UPR-Info

The Reports of Indonesian CSOs on the implementation of 2012 UPR Recommendations, submitted to the UPR Working Group on 22 September 2017:

  1. UPR Joint Submission (General report responding all of issues in the UPR 2012 Recommendation, submitted by Indonesian NGOs Coalition)
  2. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on the rights of the persons with disabilities
  3. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on Indonesia women and children issue
  4. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on issues relating to the death penalty
  5. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on the situation of human rights of indigenous peoples in Indonesia
  6. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on the situation of Human Rights Defenders in Indonesia
  7. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on the situation of freedom of religion and belief in Indonesia
  8. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on the situation of freedom of religion and belief violation in Indonesia : Case of Millah Abraham/Gafatar
  9. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on the situation of the right to a clean and healthy environment and rights to land and housing in Indonesia
  10. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on the situation of LGBT people in Indonesia
  11. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on the situation of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and of association in Indonesia
  12. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on Reproductive Health (including child and women) 
  13. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on the Sexual and Reproductive Health 
  14. UPR Joint Stakeholders Submission on the situation of Indonesia Women and Children Issues
  15. UPR Joint Witness Statement on Human Rights and Drug Policy (LBH Masyarakat, Reprieve, International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy)

Kindly check the calendar of reviews for the 3rd UPR cycle (2017-2021) is now available here.

Indonesia will be reviewed by the UPR Working Group on the 3rd of May, 2017 (UPR 27th Timetable), find the list of Troikas of Indonesia UPR 27 Troikas.

Local and International groups express solidarity for the families of executed prisoners in Singapore

We, the undersigned organisations, condemn the shameful execution of a Nigerian national, Chijioke Stephen Obioha, and a Malaysian national, Devendran a/l Supramaniam in Singapore on 18 November 2016, which runs counter to global trends towards abolition of capital punishment. Around the same time, at the 50th and 51st meeting of the UN General Assembly's Third Committee’s 71 st session proceedings, the Singapore representative introduced amendments, undermining the spirit of the draft resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty, supported by states such as Syria, Egypt and Bangladesh.

We remain appalled that Singapore continues to execute people in contravention of international law and standards. The two men were sentenced to mandatory death penalty, after being convicted of drug trafficking, which does not meet the threshold of the “most serious crimes”.

In July 2011, during its first Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Singapore accepted a recommendation that called on the government to make available statistics and other factual information on the use of the death penalty (A/HRC/18/11, para. 95.15). The lack of transparency in relation to the scheduled executions, therefore, remains deeply concerning and prevents informed and meaningful debates in the country on the retention of this punishment.

We would like to express our regret and share in the disappointment of the families of the executed men. We oppose the use of capital punishment in all circumstances, as a violation of human rights which can never be justified under the flawed assumption that it has a unique deterrent effect.

 

Signatories:

Singapore

Function 8

Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME)

Project X

Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC)

Think Centre

We Believe in Second Chances

 

Malaysia

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)

Malaysians Against Death Penalty & Torture (MADPET)

 

Indonesia

Human Rights Working Group (HRWG)

 

International Groups and Networks

Amnesty International (AI)

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)

Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN)

Coalition for the Abolition of the Death Penalty in ASEAN (CADPA)

Ensemble contre la peine de mort (ECPM)

Franciscans International (FI)

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (WCADP)

For further information please contact Think Centre.

Email: thinkcentre@hotmail.com Tel: +65 94791906

Indonesia Harus Tegas Mendesak Myanmar untuk Hentikan dan Selesaikan Persoalan Rohingya

[Jakarta, 24 November 2016] HRWG mendukung upaya pemerintah Indonesia untuk membantu penyelesaian Rohingya saat ini. Penyelesaian kasus Rohingya saat ini selain menghentikan kekerasan terhadap warga sipil di sana, juga harus menuju pada upaya rekonsilasi, perdamaian dan reformasi di tubuh keamanan di Myanmar di bawah pemerintahan NLD.

Data yang didapatkan oleh HRWG dari jaringan NGO advokasi Rohingya di Myanmar, hingga saat ini, masih terdapat sekitar 37 ribu pengungsi internal (IDPs) kelompok minoritas Rohingya yang menyebar di sejumlah wilayah Myanmar. Hal ini menunjukkan, Pemerintah Myanmar sendiri belum melakukan upaya konkret untuk menghentikan kekerasan dan situasi konflik yang sedang berlangsung.

Selain itu, per 20 November 2016, HRWG melaui jaringannya mencatat, setidaknya sejumlah pelanggaran HAM telah terjadi selama 2 bulan terakhir di Negara Bagian Rakhine yang menimpa kelompok etnis Rohingya. Tercatat setidaknya 211 orang ditembak mati, 22 orang dibakar, 97 kasus perkosaan dan kekerasan seksual terhadap perempuan, 387 orang yang ditahan secara sewenang-wenang, 135 orang dinyatakan hilang, dan 158 orang yang terluka dan disiksa. Selain itu, berdasarkan informasi yang diterima, tercatat kurang lebih 1688 buah rumah yang terbakar dan hancur.

HRWG menyesalkan penggunaan cara-cara militeristik terhadapa etnis Rohingya yang justru memperburuk keadaan di lapangan. Tugas utama pemerintah Myanmar adalah untuk melindungi setiap orang yang tinggal di Myanmar terbebas dari rasa takut dan tindak kekejaman massal (mass atrocities), termasuk terhadap kelompok Rohingya.

Selain itu, pemerintah Myanmar juga harus berusaha untuk menciptakan suasana kondusif serta mendorong rekonsiliasi dan perdamaian di sana. Pemerintah juga wajib memastikan jaminan pemulangan bagi kelompok Rohingya yang terusir dapat pulang secara aman, serta berani menindak tegas pelaku kerusuhan, penyebar kebencian serta menghapuskan budaya impunitas.

Situasi ini merupakan pelanggaran HAM serius bagi Pemerintah Myanmar, terlebih dalam konteks komunitas ASEAN. Ekskalasi kekerasan tersebut telah menciderai prinsip-prinsip HAM yang tercantum di dalam Piagam ASEAN dan ASEAN Human Rights Declaration.

Dalam konteks regional pula, HRWG mendesak agar Komisi Antarpemerintah HAM ASEAN (AICHR) bersama dengan ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) segera merespon hal ini guna memastikan situasi saat ini terkendali. Selanjutnya, penting untuk ASEAN melakukan kerjasama untukmenjalankan prinsip-prinsip pencegahan terjadinya kekejaman massal (mass atrocities) agar kesatuan ASEAN sebagai komunitas yang damai dan aman tetap dapat berlangsung.

Dengan ini, HRWG kembali mendorong Pemerintah Indonesia untuk meningkatkan kerjasama bilateral dan regional dengan Myanmar untuk menyelesaikan kekerasan yang baru saja terjadi dan bila diperlukan membentuk Tim Investigasi gabungan independen yang terdiri dari Pemerintah Myanmar dan Indonesia untuk mendata lebih lanjut dampak kekerasan yang terjadi baru-baru ini. Di samping itu, Pemerintah Indonesia harus meyakinkan Myanmar untuk membuka akses ke wilayah Rakhine State, terutama bantuan kemanusiaan terhadap penduduk sipil, perempuan dan anak, serta memastikan kekerasan tidak terjadi lagi.