Regional CSOs Consultation on the Implementation of the ASEAN Consensus on the Rights of Migrant Workers


[February 2018] Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) in collaboration with Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) has successfully convened the “Regional CSOs Consultation on the Implementation of the ASEAN Consensus on the Rights of Migrant Workers” on last 20-21 February 2018 at Alila Hotel Pecenongan, Jakarta, Indonesia to gather recommendation from ASEAN CSOs on the implementation of ASEAN Consensus on Migrant Workers. HRWG held the consultation to ensure that the Regional Plan of Action (RPA) of the Consensus is based on the international human rights standards to fully promote and protect the rights of migrant workers in ASEAN. Furthermore, through this consultation HRWG and all ASEAN CSOs would like to be involved in the negotiation process for developing the RPA.

The consultation was attended by the Representative of Indonesian Ministry of Manpower, Mrs. Roostiawaty, Director of Labour Market Development, the Ambassador of EU Mission to ASEAN, H.E. Amb. Fontan Fransisco, the First Secretary of Indian, Amb. Mr. Rakesh K. Upadhyay, Representatives of Diplomatic Missions to ASEAN, Indonesian Representative to ACWC for Child Rights, Mrs. Yuyum Fhahni, Focal Point of Indonesia to Senior Official Meeting on the Social Welfare and Development (SOMSWD), Mr. Mu’man Nuryana, Academes, The Regional Advisor of TIPs from Australia-Asia Program to Combat Trafficking on Persons (AAPTIP), Ms. Dian Anshar, Representative of CSOs from ten ASEAN Member States, and Jakarta based media.

The recommendation focuses on specific issues related to migrant workers’ rights and current problems in ASEAN namely, ensure the Regional Plan of Action (RPA) is transparent and inclusive of the ASEAN Civil Society, trade unions, and people organizations. In addition to that, the ten CSOs from ASEAN Member States recommended these following issues to be included in the RPA namely 1) decent work and social protection; 2) undocumented migrant workers and cross-cutting human rights issues; 3) access to justice; 4) information, empowerment, and recruitment; 5) repatriation and reintegration; 6) the cooperation among AMS and mechanisms; and 7) standard-setting and ratification of the CMW. For detail and complete recommendation please download here or contact Mr. Daniel Awigra, Program Manager of Human Rights and ASEAN at HRWG through email

Oral Statement on the Final UPR Indonesia Outcomes 2017

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Indonesia

 Oral Statement Delivered by Yuyun Wahyuningrum on behalf of

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

 Thursday, 21 September 2017


Mr President,

Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), on behalf of the Indonesia Civil Society Organisations Coalition for the UPR, and FORUM-ASIA, notes Indonesia’s UPR adoption.

We express our appreciation to the Indonesian government for engaging civil society in the process and reiterate our call to accept all recommendations in order to guarantee the protection of universal freedoms as reflected in President Joko Widodo’s Nawacita.

In line with Indonesia’s position on the UN GA Resolution on the moratorium of the death penalty in 2016, we call on Indonesia to immediately stop executions and respect the right to life.

We urge the Indonesian Government to extend an invitation to the Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples to clarify the definition and concept of indigenous peoples and Masyarakat Adat, which have hindered the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples in Indonesia.

We demand that the Indonesian Government address impunity in Papua by activating the Permanent Human Rights Court related to crimes against humanity cases in Wasior-Wamena in 2002.

We urge the Indonesian Government to uphold freedoms of expression, assembly, and religion or belief, and to prevent discrimination based on all grounds, including sexual orientation and gender identity as mandated by the 1945 Constitution. We call on Indonesia to introduce a non-criminal approach to blasphemy cases in the current drafting process of the Protection of Religious Community Bill.

Last Sunday, hundreds of people and police officers besieged the Foundation of Legal Aid Institute in Jakarta demanding it to end a gathering in the office by physically attacking the symbol of the democracy and human rights movement in Indonesia. The Government must investigate the perpetrators behind the riots and immediately put an end to hate speech.

FORUM-ASIA calls upon the Indonesian Government to publicly set out a comprehensive, measurable and time-bound action plan for the implementation of UPR recommendations, in cooperation and consultation with civil society.

I thank you, Mr. President.


Siklus Ketiga Tinjauan Berkala Universal (UPR) Indonesia 2017

Tahun 2017 merupakan kali ketiga bagi Indonesia ditinjau situasi HAM-nya oleh Dewan HAM PBB di bawah Mekanisme Tinjauan Berkala Universal (UPR).

Sekitar 101 Negara Anggota PBB memberikan rekomendasi terkait situasi HAM di Indonesia. Pada 3 Mei 2017 lalu, Pemerintah Indonesia menerima 225 rekomendasi, dimana 150 rekomendasi langsung diterima oleh Pemerintah Indonesia dan 75 rekomendasi yang dicatat. 75 rekomendasi tersebut sangat terkait dengan isu dan situasi sensitif di dalam negeri.

Hari ini, Pemerintah Indonesia melalui, Bapak Michael Tene selaku Wakil Dubes PTRI di Jenewa memberikan paparan dan jawaban atas UPR Outcomes Indonesia.

Terdapat tambahan 17 rekomendasi UPR yang diterima, hingga kini total rekomendasi UPR yang diterima dan HARUS dijalankan oleh Pemerintah Indonesia dalam waktu 4 tahun mendatang jumlahnya mencapai 167 rekomendasi.

Dan, 58 rekomendasi dicatat.

Ini tentu bukanlah jumlah yang sedikit, untuk itu kami tetap mengapresiasi Pemerintah Indonesia atas kerja keras dan engagement yang baik kepada seluruh pemangku kepentingan termasuk masyarakat sipil.

Namun, kami tidak akan pernah bosan untuk terus memantau, mengingatkan dan mendorong Pemerintah Indonesia untuk berkomitmen dalam menjalankan seluruh rekomendasi tersebut, demi penegakkan dan perlindungan HAM di Indonesia yang lebih baik.

Download infografis: UPR_Indonesia_2017_HRWG.