MINISTER OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPION HUMAN DIGNITY AT GLOBAL CONFERENCE
Fostering Global Cooperation: Indonesia's Minister of Law Advocates Human Dignity at International Conference
In a bid to foster global cooperation and advocate for the recognition of Human Dignity Day, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Hamonangan Laoly attended the Civilizational Perspectives on Human Dignity conference.
The prestigious event, organized by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies of Brigham Young University in collaboration with Notre Dame Law School and Oxford University, saw the participation of over 150 experts and activists from around the world.
As the keynote speaker, Minister Yasonna addressed the importance of approaching human dignity issues from diverse cultural perspectives while upholding the principle that no individual should face discrimination. He emphasized the need to establish human dignity as a fundamental right through a UN Resolution, transcending cultural differences.
"The perception of human dignity may vary, but it does not diminish the obligation to respect and uphold the rights of every individual, regardless of their background, race, gender, or social status," stated Minister Yasonna during his address on Friday, July 28, 2023.
Minister Yasonna highlighted the intrinsic connection between human dignity, social justice, and fair treatment. He emphasized that human rights play a pivotal role in honoring the dignity of every person and creating a just system.
Drawing attention to the Indonesian government's commitment to protect the rights of marginalized and vulnerable groups, Minister Yasonna shared their initiatives aimed at assisting the elderly, children, women, the impoverished, and disabled individuals. To ensure equal access to justice, free legal support programs have been implemented for the underprivileged.
Furthermore, Minister Yasonna reaffirmed Indonesia's dedication to guaranteeing religious rights for all citizens, a commitment enshrined in Pancasila, the nation's ideology, as well as the Constitution and Law No. 39 of 1999 on Human Rights.
Following the successful conference at Oxford, Indonesia will host the "International Conference on Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy" in partnership with Brigham Young University Law School, Secretariat of International Religious Freedom, and Templeton Religion Trust. Scheduled for November 13-14, 2023 in Jakarta, the upcoming event will further strengthen dialogue and collaboration in the pursuit of promoting intercultural understanding and religious freedom.#THE S MEDIA #Media Milenial #Minister of Law #Yasonna Hamonangan Laoly #Human Dignity #International Conference #Global Cooperation #Civilizational Perspectives #Human Rights #UN Resolution #Cultural Perspectives #Social Justice #Marginalized Groups #Religious Rights #Intercultural Understanding #Religious Freedom #Indonesia