The poor situation of the fulfillment of human rights in 2011 seemed unlikely become the main reflection and consideration for the Yudhoyono’s administration to immediately take improvement measures. This situation is captured by the high number of human rights violation practices during the period of January-April 2012. The resolution of past human rights violations which have not come into the light, the freedom of religion and belief which have not been adequately protected, until the rifeness of torture against detainees. The conflict between communities and companies fighting for lands have also continued to rage.
The strong guarantee for human rights provided by the constitution was not accompanied by the seriousness by the government to implement the fulfillment of human rights. The comprehensiveness of national instruments specifically stipulating how the state should promote human, protect and fulfill human rights did not seem to be meaningful. We could easily witness, on a daily basis, various perpetrations, either due to omission or commission, and the failure of the state to take adequate action to protect human rights.
Strong authorities held by state’s organizations were not properly used to protect the rights of citizens, particularly to vulnerable and minority groups. State apparatuses often take actions based on pressures from majority groups, resulting in discriminatory practices, due to lack of consideration to the interests of minority groups.
In the reproduction of policies and legislations, although there were some that deserved appreciation, however, on the other hand, there were also some legislative products that were completely not in line with human rights. The making of regulations in legislative domain were often deemed as a formality of legislative routines, without specifically considered human rights parameters as part of he substance.
The present report presents human rights situation in the first four months of 2012, on how the State implemented the obligation to promote, protect and fulfill human rights. Some issues that have been the primary focus of Elsam’s activities and advocacy are presented in this report. The information presented in this report were taken from primary sources obtained by Elsam during the processes of advocacy, investigations of abuses, and reports issued by Elsam’s networks at local areas. News from the media regularly reporting on abuses were also an important instrument in the drafting of the present report.
|Laporan HAM Caturwulan Pertama 2012.pdf (1006.46 KB) |
|Quarterly Human Rights Report Jan-Apr 2012-ENG.pdf (1.99 MB) |