Concluding Observations, E/C.12/IDN/CO/1, 23 May 2014: Indonesia
Local laws and regulations
6. The Committee notes with concern that laws and by-laws which discriminate against women and marginalized individuals and groups such as sex workers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons are in force in provinces, districts and autonomous regions, in spite of the review mechanism in place in the State party (art. 2.1).
The Committee urges the State party to:
(a) Review and repeal provisions in local laws and by-laws which have been found to be discriminatory against women and marginalized groups, including those identified by the National Commission on Violence against Women;
(b) Raise awareness of the State party’s legal obligations under international human rights treaties among lawmakers and authorities in provinces, districts and autonomous regions;
(c) Strengthen the mechanisms for the review of draft laws and by-laws proposed by decentralized authorities.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CESCR-Indonesia-2014-eng