Human Rights Committee list of issues for the examination of Indonesia

In a submission to the Human Rights Committee concerning Indonesia, the ICJ has called for attention to issues of accountability and access to justice, religious tolerance and the freedoms of peaceful assembly and association.

During its session in July 2013, the Human Rights Committee (HRC) will undertake an examination of Indonesia’s initial report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Ahead of this, during its session in March 2013, the HRC will prepare and adopt a list of issues. The ICJ’s submission brings to the attention of the Committee issues related to articles 2, 18, 21 and 22 of the ICCPR.

The ICJ’s submission refers to the need for more effective investigation of abuses that impair the ICCPR, including accountability for such abuses, especially as this affects oversight and accountability of intelligence services. The submission also suggests that questions be raised with the Government of Indonesia concerning religious tolerance and the freedoms of assembly and of association as it affects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and organisations.

Indonesia-HRCttee107-LOI-legal submission (2012) (download PDF in English)

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