Jakarta (ANTARA News) - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein is scheduled to visit Indonesia next week to observe the human rights situation in the country.
"He will hold discussions with the government, the National Commission on Human Rights, and some other institutions, such as the National Commission for Child Protection, the National Commission on Women, and the Witness and Victims Protection Agency," National Commission on Human Rights chief Ahmad Taufan Damanik said here on Friday.
The visit, he continued, is expected to encourage the commission to improve its performance.
Zeid will also hold a meeting with the South East Asian National Human Rights Institutions Forum and the Indonesian Human Rights Defenders.
The high commissioner`s visit was planned in response to the government`s invitation. He is scheduled to meet with President Joko Widodo and some cabinet ministers to discuss several issues, including the human rights situation in Papua, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, and past cases of human rights abuse.
Reported by Rangga Pandu Asmara Jingga (S022/INE) EDITED BY INE/H-YH (T.SYS/B/KR-BSR/C/H-YH)