During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Regional or subregional
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest outstanding country visit request >
SR on freedom of religion or belief, 1999
Received Sub-Committee visit
Indonesia tabled ‘voluntary pledges and commitments’ in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2015-2017 on 2 July 2014. The document presents Indonesia’s national, regional and international level commitments and pledges for its membership term.
At national level, Indonesia pledged to: continue to implement its national plan of action on human rights; strengthen coordination within government in order to improve implementation; strengthen engagement with national civil society and NHRIs.
At regional level, Indonesia made commitments to: support the work of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights; continue regional human rights/democracy dialogues and cooperation; support the advancement of human rights through the OIC; and strengthen and broaden the scope of bilateral human rights cooperation.
At international-level, Indonesia pledged to: move towards ratifying the remaining human rights treaties; cooperate with the UN human rights mechanisms; work to ensure that the Council’s work gives equal emphasis to civil and political rights, and economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development; promote interfaith dialogue and cooperation at international and multilateral levels; promote the mainstreaming of human rights across the work of the UN; and continue and strengthen its meaningful cooperation with OHCHR.
An analysis of steps taken by Indonesia in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that it has indeed ratified most core conventions (seven). Indonesia is ‘on schedule’ with regard to its reporting under four of those conventions. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, Indonesia does not maintain a Standing Invitation, has fulfilled less than half of all visit requests, and has responded to less than a third of communications. Regarding UPR, Indonesia was represented at the Working Group review by its foreign minister, but did not present a mid-term report on implementation. Indonesia is a main sponsor of initiatives covering both civil and political rights, and economic, social and cultural rights.