Jakarta, May 16, 2014  (ANTARA News) - Working on human rights issues is not new for Indonesian senior diplomat Dr Makarim Wibisono recently elected by UN Human Rights Council as special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967.

Makarim Wibisono served as the president of the U.N. Human Rights Commission in its last year of operation in 2005. As the UN rapporteur general, he will assume his responsibility for a six-year term starting the first week of June 2014.

"I was elected to replace Richard Falk, a United States academic whose mandate ended on May 1," Makarim Wibisono said recently.