Urgent concern for the safety of land and human rights defenders
Civil Society Organzation from various regions in Indonesia and International sent a letter to the chief of Indonesian National Police, Indonesian Presidential Staff Office, Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission, National Human Rights Commission Indonesia, United Nations Human Rights Council, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, United Nations Development Program, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Bank Negara Indonesia, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Jakarta, Siemens Gamesa, Forest Stewardship Council, Sumitomo Forestry, Oji Group, Citigroup, Mirae Asset Financial Group, Credit Agricole, BlackRock, Korindo Group, POSCO International.
The letter contains urgent concern for the safety of land and human rights defenders impacted by the Korindo Group and POSCO International, Indonesia.
“To all concerned. We write with an urgent appeal for your immediate attention and diligence in preventing further human rights abuses associated with the operations of the Korindo Group and POSCO International”, written in the letter.
To the Korindo Group and POSCO International: we demand respect for the human rights of all communities impacted
To all public bodies with oversight or enforcement responsibilities for protecting human rights: to proactively intervene in the situation by warning Korindo, POSCO and local security services that complete restraint must be shown and that any rights violations or other retaliation measures against communities or activists will not be tolerated, and to fully investigate any allegations of land or human rights abuses.
The complete contents of the letter can be seen here: CSO Letters – Urgent Concern for the Safety of Land and Human Rights Defenders – 03 Juli 2020