2014 Food policy Tobacco control Other Health-related issues

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Indonesia, par 31 and par 35 (b) (d) (2014)

Text of the recommendation

31. "The Committee recommends that the State party adopt a human rights-based approach to its food policy, including by: (a) Addressing critical issues to all aspects of the food system, including the production, processing, distribution and consumption of safe food, as well as parallel measures in the fields of health and education, especially in disadvantaged areas; and (b) Ensuring that activities of the private business sector are in conformity with the right to food. The Committee draws the attention of the State party to its general comment No. 12 (1999) on the right to adequate food."

35.(b) "The Committee recommends that the State party: Enact anti-tobacco legislation which prohibits indoor smoking in public buildings and in the workplace and enforces a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship;"

35.(d) "Apply a human rights-based approach to the treatment of tobacco and drug addiction, and provide appropriate health care, culturally sensitive psychological support services and rehabilitation to such persons, including effective drug dependence treatment such as opioid substitution therapy. The Committee also encourages the State party to ratify the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control."


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Concluding observations of the initial report of Indonesia, E/C.12/IDN/CO/1 (2014). Par. 31.(a) and (b) and Par 35.(b) and (d). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E%2FC.12%2FIDN%2FCO%2F1&Lang=en