Legislator backs creation of team for resolving human rights cases

Legislator backs creation of team for resolving human rights cases

Deputy Speaker of Commission III of the House of Representatives (DPR), Sahroni. (ANTARA/Personal Documentation/FR)

I, as the DPR Commission III Deputy Speaker, supports this. President Jokowi's commitment should be lauded, and we will always fully support it.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Deputy Speaker of Commission III of the House of Representatives (DPR), Sahroni, has voiced his support for President Joko Widodo's (Jokowi) plan to form a special team to resolve gross human rights violation through a non-judicial process.

In a statement released here on Tuesday, Sahroni said the resolution of cases involving major human rights violations was one Jokowi's campaign promises.

Gross human rights violations in the past are a 'debt' that cannot be repaid, he said adding, the President is aiming to prioritize justice and human rights, in accordance with his vision and mission.

"I, as the DPR Commission III Deputy Speaker, supports this. President Jokowi's commitment should be lauded, and we will always fully support it," he remarked.

Sahroni also urged all related institutions to assist in resolving past human rights cases.

He urged related institutions to prioritize coordination between institutions for the fulfillment of victims' rights.

"The concept of a special team is already quite good, however, whether or not it would proceed well would depend on how other institutions will coordinate," he noted.

This should be a point of consideration since this coordination can help the special team recommended by the President to fulfill the rights of victims who are awaiting justice to this day, he said.

Earlier, chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Ahmad Taufan said that President Jokowi will form a special team to resolve cases involving gross human rights violations through a non-judicial process.

"It is possible that the President will issue a decision letter (SK) for a special team to work on this non-judicial resolution, in addition to waiting for the judicial resolution," he told the House' Commission III during a meeting here on Monday.

According to Taufan, he received the information based on a meeting between Komnas HAM and President Jokowi some time ago.

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