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Komnas HAM apprises UN of human rights situation in Indonesia

Antara News - June 17, 2022

M Zulfikar, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has communicated the fundamental developments related to the advancement and enforcement of human rights in Indonesia to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, in Geneva, Switzerland.

"This includes informing about the resolution of various cases that have attracted the public's attention and the challenges that we are encountering," the commission's chairman, Ahmad Taufan Damanik, informed in a written statement issued on Thursday.

In addition to discussing issues such as the human rights situation in Indonesia, the two institutions also discussed the Papua peaceful dialogue initiative proposed by the commission.

Komnas HAM believes that the Papua peaceful dialogue can be realized while hoping many more parties provide their support to the existing initiative, he informed.

"The Papua peaceful dialogue initiative is done as an effort to resolve various human rights issues in Papua," he said.

Moreover, Damanik, accompanied by two other commissioners, namely Beka Ulung Hapsara and Mochamad Choirul Anam, also communicated the changes related to the advancement of human rights policies and continuing challenges.

Meanwhile, Bachelet expressed her appreciation of the steps taken by the commission, specifically concerning the Papua peaceful dialogue initiative. A peaceful resolution for Papua is the best method within the context of human rights, she said.

The experiences of other countries can serve as examples in order to realize the peaceful dialogue as well as the commitment to support the strategies that the commission will undertake, she noted.

Earlier, Komnas HAM had stressed that human rights violations must not happen again, especially to the extent that they become something that law enforcement authorities indulge in freely.

Here on May 30, 2022, Damanik had said that law enforcement authorities must maintain order in conflict-prone regions.

Source: https://en.antaranews.com/news/234693/komnas-ham-apprises-un-of-human-rights-situation-in-indonesi