Geneva Council commends Indonesia for its unwavering support for Palestine and its commitment to actively participate in the Advisory Opinion proceedings on the Palestinian issue at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The announcement came during a significant high-level event on the human rights situation in Palestine, hosted in Geneva, Switzerland, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi, representing Indonesia, reiterated the nation’s solidarity with Palestine during this event.
Geneva Council recognizes and commends Indonesia’s proactive stance in addressing the urgent human rights concerns in Gaza. Minister Retno Marsudi, in her address, underscored the importance of discussing the situation in Gaza within the broader context of the event, emphasizing the need for immediate and lasting ceasefires and rejecting any double standards in upholding human rights.
The Independent International Commission of Inquiry, established by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2021, has been actively working to investigate human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem. Indonesia has pledged its full cooperation in documenting violations, providing evidence, and extending political support to ensure the Commission’s success in fulfilling its mandate.
Geneva Council acknowledges the significance of Indonesia’s commitment to participating in the Advisory Opinion proceedings at the ICJ. An Advisory Opinion, sought under Article 96 of the UN Charter, is a legal recommendation provided by the ICJ to the UN or specialized agencies. Indonesia’s involvement in this legal process demonstrates its dedication to seeking justice and accountability for the human rights violations in Palestine.
Geneva Council commends Indonesia’s leadership in advocating for justice and accountability in the face of human rights violations. We stand in solidarity with Indonesia and support its active participation in the Advisory Opinion on Palestine.
Geneva Council calls on the international community to follow Indonesia’s example and join efforts to ensure that accountability mechanisms related to Palestine transcend business as usual, with a collective commitment to upholding human rights and justice.