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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.

 

Seperti Ini Evaluasi Kebijakan HAM PBB di Indonesia

Liputan6.com, Jakarta – Perwakilan organisasi dan pemerintah RI yang bergerak dalam isu Hak Asasi Manusia, pada Selasa 25 Juli 2017, menggelar dialog bersama untuk menindaklanjuti sidang berkala Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Indonesia oleh Dewan HAM PBB.

Dialog tersebut dipimpin oleh Direktur HAM dan Kemanusiaan Kementerian Luar Negeri, Direktur Instrumen HAM ementerian Hukum dan HAM, Komisioner Komisi Nasional HAM RI, Komisioner Komnas Perempuan, LSM Ohana, dan Direktur HRWG.

“Dialog ini jadi ajang untuk menindaklanjuti dari UPR yang telah dilaksanakan pada Mei lalu. Bersama pemerintah dan lembaga swadaya pegiat HAM, harapannya, dialog ini mampu membantu meningkatkan implementasi kebijakan hak asasi manusia di Indonesia,” jelas direktur senior HRWG Muhammad Hafiz –yang organisasinya merupakan inisiator dialog– saat membuka kegiatan di Jakarta, Selasa (25/7/2017).

Sebagai latar belakang, sidang UPR Indonesia merupakan mekanisme di bawah payung Dewan HAM PBB di Jenewa yang bertujuan untuk mengevaluasi capaian implementasi dan peningkatan kebijakan HAM yang diterapkan di Tanah Air. Perhelatan itu dilaksanakan secara periodik, dan pada tahun ini, merupakan kali ketiga bagi Indonesia, setelah sebelumnya sempat dilaksanakan pada 2008 dan 2012.

Edisi ketiga sidang UPR Indonesia merupakan evaluasi yang dilakukan oleh 101 negara (dari total 193) anggota Dewan HAM PBB, atas pencapaian Indonesia sejak edisi sidang UPR sebelumnya. Sidang itu didelegasikan oleh Menteri Luar Negeri Retno Marsudi serta Menteri Hukum dan HAM Yasonna Laoly.

Pada edisi Mei lalu, Indonesia menerima 225 rekomendasi dari 101 negara partisipan sidang UPR. Dari total tersebut, RI menerima 150 rekomendasi isu HAM, yang nantinya akan diterjemahkan menjadi produk kebijakan. Sementara, 75 rekomendasi sisanya akan ditunda (pending) oleh pemerintah.

Menurut pihak Kementerian Luar Negeri (Kemlu), 150 rekomendasi negara anggota yang diterima oleh Indonesia meliputi beragam isu, seperti hak kelompok rentan (anak, perempuan, disabilitas, lansia, dll), jaminan perlindungan kebebasan beragama, penguatan institusi dan kehidupan HAM, pemenuhan hak sipil mendasar (pendidikan, kesehatan, kesejahteraan ekonomi, dll), perlindungan terhadap kelompok SOGI (sexual orientation dan gender identity) non-arus utama, pemberantasan perdagangan orang, keadilan penegakan hukum, isu pengungsi, pencari suaka, dan pekerja migran, serta jaminan kebebasan menyatakan pendapat.

Sementara itu, 75 rekomendasi negara yang ditunda meliputi isu HAM, seperti revisi KUHP dan KUHAP, penghapusan hukuman mati, perhatian terhadap hak masyarakat Papua, serta partisipasi Indonesia dalam sejumlah ratifikasi dan mekanisme hak yang diatur oleh PBB.

“Rekomendasi yang disampaikan oleh para negara anggota yang berpartisipasi harus ditindaklanjuti secara serius, termasuk juga 75 rekomendasi yang diputuskan oleh delegasi untuk ditunda implementasinya. Karena apa yang disampaikan merupakan hasil observasi langsung dari para delegasi perwakilan mereka yang ada di Indonesia,” jelas Komisioner Komnas Perempuan Yunianti Chuzaifah.

Pada kesempatan yang sama, Komisioner Komnas HAM RI, Nurkhoiron, menjelaskan bahwa seluruh isu hak asasi yang direkomendasikan kepada Indonesia merupakan topik langganan yang selalu bermunculan pada setiap sidang UPR. Baginya, pemerintah harus lebih proaktif agar setiap isu tersebut dapat diimplementasikan menjadi kebijakan HAM oleh pemerintah, agar sejumlah topik tersebut tidak kembali bermunculan pada edisi UPR selanjutnya.

“Ini jadi pekerjaan rumah dan tantangan bagi pemerintah Indonesia, untuk membahas isu-isu tersebut dengan lembaga, instansi, dan komunitas terkait. Supaya pemerintah dapat perspektif mengenai masalah yang dihadapi dalam proses produksi kebijakan,” jelas Nurkhoiron.

“Khusus 75 yang di-pending, pemerintah harus terus mendorong agar isu-isu itu didiskusikan di setiap tataran pemangku kepentingan, bersama dengan pihak terkait. Kalau beberapa bisa dijadikan kebijakan yang implementatif, itu sudah bagus. Supaya harapannya, pada UPR selanjutnya, isu itu tidak lagi semuanya muncul,” tambahnya.

Sementara itu, salah satu perwakilan lembaga swadaya pegiat HAM menyayangkan aksi pemerintah Indonesia yang dianggap tidak serius dalam meningkatkan pemenuhan hak bagi individu penyandang disabilitas dalam UPR 2017.

“Perhatian pemerintah untuk isu disabilitas masih kurang. Bahkan di komunitas pegiat HAM, isu pemenuhan hak penyandang disabilitas pun masih terpinggirkan. Kita berharap agar isu tersebut ke depanya dapat lebih disuarakan dan tentunya pemerintah dapat terlibat pada hal tersebut,” jelas Jonna Damanik dari Ohana.

Langkah Pemerintah

Pihak pemerintah, yang hanya dihadiri oleh perwakilan Kemlu, menjelaskan, ada sejumlah alasan yang membuat para pemangku kepentingan tidak dapat atau menunda untuk sementara implementasi kebijakan HAM yang didasari atas rekomendasi sidang UPR.

“Tidak semuanya bisa kita setujui. Kita lihat berbagai alasan, seperti apakah isu yang direkomendasikan sejalan dengan rencana aksi nasional HAM pemerintah. Selain itu, kita juga butuh waktu panjang agar setiap pemangku kepentingan dari berbagai kalangan mampu menyelaraskan isu itu,” jelas Direktur HAM dan Kemanusiaan Kemlu RI Dicky Komar.

Komar juga menambahkan sejumlah alasan lain yang membuat rekomendasi tersebut di-pending oleh pemerintah. Hal itu seperti sulitnya untuk mentransformasikan rekomendasi menjadi kebijakan yang implementatif, tidak selarasnya usulan UPR dengan konteks faktual di lapangan dan konteks mekanisme regional, serta isu yang bersangkutan belum atau tidak menjadi prioritas nasional pemerintah.

Komar mencontohkan beberapa isu HAM rekomendasi UPR yang sulit diterjemahkan menjadi kebijakan, seperti misalnya, hukuman mati yang masih menjadi hukum positif dan isu kelompok SOGI (sexual orientation dan gender identity) non-arus utama.

“Kita lihat juga rekomendasi yang kebijakannya secara riil dapat diimplementasikan di Indonesia. Itu juga harus disesuaikan dengan konteks kapasitas dan kapabilitas kita,” ujar Dicky.

“Bukan berarti itu tidak dapat diimplementasikan sepenuhnya. Kita butuh waktu, butuh proses, seperti menggeser paradigma serta konsultasi dengan berbagai pihak, dari tataran individu hingga kelembagaan,” tambah Direktur HAM dan Kemanusiaan Kemlu.

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Joint Statement : Indonesian CSO Regrets the Government’s Position on SOGI Resolution

[GENEVA, 30 JUNE 2016] Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) Indonesia and Arus Pelangi deeply regret to the vote against the resolution A/HRC/32/L.2/Rev.1 on “violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI)” that has been adopted on the 32nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council,Geneva, Switzerland. The intention of the resolution is to appoint an Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity(SOGI) for three years period according to the given mandate.

Although the resolution finally has been adopted with results as 23 in favour, 18 against, and 6 abstain, the resolution was required 3,5 hours to discuss and debates. Pakistan (on behalf the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), except Albania) has amended several points on the resolution. Historically, the resolution wanted to clarify and reaffirm that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights and that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or another opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or another status. It is also to strongly deplore acts of violence and discrimination, in all regions of the world, committed against individuals because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

In their statement, the Government of Indonesia has said that due to the sensitivity of issue particularly for those who have differences in socio-cultural, religion norms and morality, the draft resolution, as well as the several amendments which have been made, the concept was still lack of recognition on different culture, norms and views of other society. In conclusion, the Government of Indonesia is unable to support and vote against the resolution. They also clarified that they will not want to cooperate with the Independent Expert of SOGI, even if the mandate is created, as reported by Astrid Maharani, Program Officer for UN Advocacy, HRWG Indonesia, which also undergoing the Fellowship Programme in Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) based in Geneva, Switzerland.

As we have seen in recent years, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups have become the target of irresponsible individual/groups which frequently using violent, discriminate, and stigmatise them of what they have. Even in some countries, many of them got killed, being hated, or even being exiled in the community.

In Indonesia recently, there are numerous of the anti-gay statements even made by public officials. It was increasingly hateful rhetoric shows no sign of abating. The rejection of the Government of Indonesia at the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council also has extended list of repression by the State. Until this year, Arus Pelangi recorded at least 17 Indonesian policy explicitly discriminate against or criminalize people with diverse SOGI. This does not include the policy in its implementation LGBTI oppressive. Democracy spaces on LGBTI groups were banned by the prohibition of implementation of activities by the police and a disregard for the case of the attack on LGBTI activities.

In this regard, HRWG Indonesia and Arus Pelangi urge the Government of Indonesia to respect and uphold the new resolution based on SOGI to protect and respect individual/groups that are belonging to SOGI, as well as to cooperate with the Independent Expert in the discharge of the mandate, including by providing all of information requested. It intends to raise awareness of violence and discrimination against person on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as to engage in dialogue and to consult with States and other relevant stakeholders, including United Nations agencies, programmes and funds, regional human rights mechanisms, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations and academic institutions.

The rejection also shows clearly that the Government of Indonesia has betrayed their citizen. The results of the study “Revealing Stigma, Discrimination, and Violence on LGBT in Indonesia” conducted by Arus Pelangi, Komunitas Sehati Makassar, and PLUSH on  2013 have uncovered facts that horrible: 89.3% LGBT in Indonesia got violence based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression with details as follows: 79.1% experienced psychological violence, physical violence 46.3%, economic violence 26.3%, sexual assault 45.1%, and cultural violence 63.3%.

In this regard, we would like to call for:

  1. The Government of Indonesia to respect and uphold the new resolution based on SOGI to protect and respect individual/groups that are belonging to the SOGI, as well as to cooperate with the Independent Expert in the discharge of the mandate, including by providing all of information requested. This intends to raise awareness of violence and discrimination against person on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as to engage in dialogue and to consult with States and other relevant stakeholders;
  2. The Government of Indonesia to run completely and faithful to the mandate of the Indonesia citizen contained in the 1945 Constitution, every person shall be protected by the State, regardless of their background;
  3. The National Human Rights Commission (KOMNAS HAM) of the Republic of Indonesia to:
  • Significantly embodies its supervisory mandate with a strong warning to the Government of Indonesia regarding its position at the Human Rights Council;
  • Taking notes the Government of Indonesia position in the report of Observation of the implementation of human rights, as stated in the Article 89 of Law No. 39 of 1999 on Human Rights;
  • Continues to be committed and sincere in implementing the dissemination of knowledge of human rights to its citizen.

To the Indonesia civil society organisations:

  • Continue to maintain, support and build solidarity by using all of potentials and space held for mutually reinforcing, particularly in LGBTIQ groups which most oppressed.

 

Joint Statements by:

Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) Indonesia

(Muhammad Hafiz – hafizmuhammad85@gmail.com & Astrid Maharani – amaharanic@gmail.com)

National Federation for LGBTI Communities – Arus Pelangi

(Yuli Rustinawati – yuli@aruspelangi.or.id)