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:
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on freedom of religion, 1999
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 across government in order to improve implementation; and 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 human rights treaties to which it is not Party; 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, although it is party to most core conventions (seven), Indonesia has not ratified any international human rights treaty since it became a member of the Council in 2015. Indonesia is yet to submit its periodic reports under five core human rights 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 around a third of communications. Regarding the UPR, Indonesia was represented at its most recent 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.