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Cablegate: Demarche to Indonesia: Hrc Occupied Territories

VZCZCXRO1029
PP RUEHAT
DE RUEHJA #0806 0800818
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 210818Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3938
INFO RUEHZJ/HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHJA/ISLAMIC CONFERENCE COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS JAKARTA 000806

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR DRL/MLGA AND IO/RHS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: UNHRC PREL PHUM ISCON ID
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE TO INDONESIA: HRC OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
MANDATE

REF: STATE 35404 (EXTENSION OF OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
MANDATE)

1. (U) On March 21, met with Heru Santoso and Dicky Yunus of
the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs' Human Rights
Directorate to urge that the Human Rights Council not take up
the question of the Special Rapporteur on the Occupied
Palestinian Territories outside the context of the Mandate
Review Working Group. Drawing on reftel, we argued that such
a step would undermine the objectivity and non-selectivity of
the Human Rights Council and create a double standard.
Santoso and Yunus took our points on board, but stated
frankly that Indonesia would not break with any OIC consensus
on this issue.
HEFFERN

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