Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has made assurance of the human rights of the disabled in Indonesia being fulfilled.
According to Presidential Special Staff for the social sector Angkie Yudistia that President Jokowi spoke of a shift in the state paradigm for citizens with disabilities, from charity-based to human-rights based.
"From the side of the law and its derivative products, it is very clear that the paradigm of fulfilling human rights for citizens with disabilities is not just a rhetoric," she said here on Monday, December 2, 2019.
She explained that article by article stipulated in Law Number 8 of 2016 clearly and expressly highlights that disabled people have the same rights as their non-disabled counterparts based on the principle of non-discrimination.
She expounded that two governmental regulations were issued as implementing regulations for Law Number 8 of 2016, Government Regulation Number 52 of 2019 on Social Welfare for Persons with Disabilities and Government Regulation Number 70 of 2019 on Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Efforts, Respect, Protection, and Fulfillment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Government Regulation Number 70 of 2019 is equipped with a Master Plan for Persons with Disabilities. It is a master plan where national and regional development accommodates the rights of people with disabilities in a measurable, structured, and systematic way.
"Of the two government regulations, it clearly places people with disabilities as development subjects entitled to participate in the development planning, implementation, and evaluation process," she remarked.
"In addition to the two regulations, six government regulations are currently being drafted. Of the six draft government regulations, it will guarantee the availability of buildings, public facilities and inclusive disaster management, and adequate accommodation for students with disabilities," she stated.
Furthermore, guaranteeing adequate accommodation for persons with disabilities in the judicial process, the existence of a disability service unit in the field of employment, comprehensive rehabilitation and habilitation for persons with disabilities, and the existence of concessions and incentives in the context of respecting, protecting, and fulfilling the rights of persons with disabilities.
"There is another draft presidential regulation on the establishment of the National Disability Commission (KND) as a regulation derived from Law Number 8 of 2016," she noted.
With the presidential regulation, the National Disability Commission (KND) will become a powerful and independent institution for the participation of persons with disabilities in monitoring and evaluating the rights of persons with disabilities in ministerial and institutional programs.
"In addition, providing recommendations for binding solutions to all forms of violations of the rights of persons with disabilities," she concluded. (Antara)