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Universal Periodic Review of Indonesia, Statement by Australia, 9 November 2022

Universal Periodic Review Working Group – 41st Session

Universal Periodic Review of Indonesia

Statement by Australia

9 November 2022

Thank you, [President/Vice President]

The Government of Australia welcomes Indonesia’s engagement in the Universal Periodic Review process. 
Australia welcomes Indonesia’s continuing commitment to equitable economic development throughout Indonesia.  Australia also welcomes Indonesia’s recently enacted Sexual Violence Crime Law. 

Australia recommends that Indonesia:

  1. Establish a formal moratorium on the use of the death penalty as a step towards its complete abolition, and meanwhile enhance safeguards on its use including: adequate and early legal representation for cases which could attract the death penalty; non-application of the death penalty to those with mental illness;  ensure Criminal Code revisions and other law reforms accord with relevant international laws and obligations.
  2. Intensify efforts to respect and uphold the rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and religion or belief; prevent discrimination on any grounds including disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status; and enhance efforts to reduce violence against women and girls, including sexual violence, family violence and female genital mutilation (FGM).
  3. Continue renewed efforts to finalise investigations of all human rights violations in Indonesia including in Papua and ensure access including by credible independent observers.

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