Opinion Papers

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JFBA Opinion Papers
2016/07/15 Guidance on Prevention of Foreign Bribery
2016/02/19 Basic Recommendation for Establishment of Principles of Protection of Confidentiality of Communications between Attorney and Client
2015/12/09 Request for the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on Abolition of the Death Penalty System and Suspending Executions and Taking Immediate Measures to Prevent Miscarriages of Justice Leading to the Death Penalty
2015/07/16 Opinion Calling for Securing the Protection of Human Rights for Those Suffering from Intractable Diseases (Summary)
2015/06/18 Opinion Concerning the Bills to Revise National Security Policies
2015/05/07 Opinion Calling for Prompt Policies and Measures to be Taken toward the Eradication of Discrimination due to Race and Other Factors (Summary)
2015/01/07 Guidance on Human Rights Due Diligence
2014/12/19 Opinion Paper Concerning the Revision of Textbook Examination Standards, the Guidelines for the Screening of Textbook Examination Standards, and the Adoption of Textbooks
2014/11/11 Request for the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on Abolition of the Death Penalty System and Suspending Executions and Taking Immediate Measures to Prevent Miscarriages of Justice Leading to the Death Penalty
2014/09/19 Opinion Calling for Repeal of the Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets
2014/09/18 Opinion Calling for Improvement of the Detention System at Immigration Control
Opinion Concerning the Cabinet’s Decision Approving the Exercise of the Right to Collective Self-Defense, etc.
2014/07/24 Opinion Concerning the Draft (Ministerial) Notification Regarding Operation for Acceptance of Foreign Construction Workers
2014/05/08 Opinion Concerning Overall Augmentation of Records on Procedures in which Courts are Involved during Police Investigations
Opinion Calling for Legislation of a Law Concerning Records of Criminal Investigations
2014/02/21 Proposals on Refugee Status Recognition System and Status of Refugee Applicants in Japan
2014/02/20 Opinion Calling for the Establishment of a Domestic Human Rights Institution
Opinion with Respect to the Status of Forces Agreement between Japan and the United States
2013/07/18 Opinion Concerning Proposal for Legislation Regarding Court Interpreters
2013/01/17 Opinion Concerning the Establishment of the New Criminal Justice System (No.4)
2012/11/15 Opinion Requesting a Review of the Current System for Allowing Participation of Victims of Crimes in Criminal Trials
2012/11/14 Eliminating and preventing all forms of violence against women and girls (To CSW57)
2012/10/30 Issues to be Reviewed and Discussed Regarding the Death Penalty System
2012/09/14 Opinion Concerning Legislating for the Observer’s Presence at Interrogations of Intellectually-Challenged Suspects
2012/09/13 Opinion concerning the Establishment of the New Criminal Justice System (No.2)
Opinion concerning the Establishment of the New Criminal Justice System (No.3)
2012/06/14 Opinion concerning the Establishment of the New Criminal Justice System (No.1)
2012/03/15 Provisional Legislative Proposal for the Realization of Government-Funded Legal Aid for Victims of Crime
Proposal Concerning Reform of the Saiban-in (Lay Judge) Trial System for the Post Third Year Review of the Implementation of the Saiban-in Act
2012/02/17 Request for the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty, Suspension of Executions, and Taking Immediate Measures to Prevent Miscarriages of Justice Leading to the Death Penalty
2011/12/15 Opinion Paper on the “Compiled Report in Relation to the Audio/Visual Recording of Interrogations of Suspects, by a Study Group within the Ministry of Justice”
2011/08/19 Request by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Bar Associations for the Realization of Inspections of Execution Chambers
Opinions on the “Establishment of a New Human Rights Relief Institution (Basic Policy)” issued by the Minister, Senior Vice Minister and Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Justice
2011/04/22 Recommendations on Relief from Unreasonable Debt including Double Loan Payments as a Result of the Great East Japan Earthquake
2011/04/18 Proposal for Civil Society Consultation on Strengthening the UN Human Rights Treaty Body System
2011/03/27 Urgent Recommendations on Policies for the Number of Legal Professionals
Basic Policies for the Promotion of Civil Justice Reforms
Urgent Recommendations on Improvement of the Professional Legal Training and Education System
2011/02/18 Statement of Opinion on Recommended Measures to be taken on the Conclusion of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Hague Convention)
2010/12/09 Appeal for Human Rights Relief on the Treatment and Protection of Children of Foreign Nationals Detained in Immigration Centers (Warning and Recommendation)
2010/11/17 Recommendations on Special Residence Permits
2010/11/09 Recommendation Concerning an Appeal for Human Rights Relief for the Treatment of an Inmate with Gender Identity Disorder in a Penal Institution
2010/08/05 Request Concerning the “Ministry of Justice Study Group on the Death Penalty”
Request for “Working Team on the Death Penalty System”
2010/07/15 Opinions Concerning Future Policies of the Ministry of Justice in Considering the Introduction of Audio/Video Recording of Interrogations
2010/05/31 Observation for the Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
2010/03/19 Opinion for The Twelfth United Nations Congress On Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Opinion Calling for Disclosure of All Decisions of Saiban-in Trials
2010/03/18 Legislative Proposal to Lower and Fix Litigation Fees
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Guideline 2009
2010/01/22 Opinion on Internet Map Retrieval Systems Containing Numerous Images of People and Residences
2010/01/15 Opinion on Investigation of Secret Agreements by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2009/12/09 Appeal for Suspension of Executions
2009/11/06 Declaration for Accelerating Activities for Protecting Human Rights Based on the “Declaration on Action for Human Rights 2009”
2009/07/28 Appeal for Suspension of Executions
2009/07/17 Opinion on "Verification on Experimental Audio/Video Recording of Interrogations at Police"
2009/06/18 Opinion Aiming at the Improvement of Support for the Lives of Refugee Applicants
2009/03/18 Recommendations on the Population of Legal Professionals in the Foreseeable Future
Basic Policies for International Legal Technical Assistance by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Opinion Paper Requesting Appointment of Foreign Nationals as Conciliation Commissioners and Judicial Commissioners
2009/02/19 Opinion on the Creation of a New System for Immigration and Residence Control of Foreign Nationals and the Development of an Alien Residential Register System
2009/01/16 Recommendations to Improve the New Professional Legal Education and Training System
2008/04/17 Opinion to Request Partial Amendments to the Act on Penal Detention Facilities and Treatment of Inmates and Detainees and the Code of Criminal Procedure In Response to the Conclusions of the Committee against Torture
2008/03/13 Bill Concerning the Establishment of Research Committees on the Death Penalty System and the Suspension of Execution of Death Sentences (JFBA Bill on Suspension of Executions)
2007/12/21 Opinion on the National Police Agency's DNA Database System
2007/10/11 Opinion on Proposed Ministry Ordinance to Amend the Implementation Ordinance of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act
2007/06/14 The JFBA's Basic Stance on the FATF Mutual Evaluation
Opinions on Bills to Amend Three Educational Laws
2007/05/01 Opinions on System for Direct Participation of Crime Victims in Criminal Trials
2007/03/02 Opinions on Bill to Amend the Law Concerning the Improvement of Employment Management Etc. of Part-Time Workers
2007/02/15 Opinion Paper on Reporting System of Employment of Foreign Nationals aiming to Reinforce Immigration and Residence Control of Them
2006/10/17 Opinion Paper on New Refugee Status Recognition System
2006/09/15 Opinion Paper on Bill to Revise Fundamental Law of Education
2006/09/14 JFBA Opposes Criminalization of Conspiracy
2006/07/20 Opinion Paper on Project concerning Future Acceptance of Foreign Nationals and Interim Report on Future Acceptance of Foreign Nationals by Senior Vice-Minister of Justice
2005/12/15 Opinion Paper on the Creation of a New System to Reinforce Immigration and Residence Control of Foreigners
2005/08/09 Request for Suspension of Execution of Death Sentences
2005/07/20 Request for Support of Proposal to Establish Human Rights Council at the United Nations
2005/07/14 Opinion Paper on Overseas Atomic Bomb Survivors
2005/06/17 Opinion Paper on Accident at KEPCO Mihama Power Station
2005/06/16 Opinion Paper on Revision of the Law on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment
2005/03/17 Opinion Statement on the System to Provide Information on the Website of the Immigration Bureau under the Ministry of Justice (Executive Summary)
Position Paper from the Japan Federation of Bar Associations to the Eleventh United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
2004/10/08 Declaration Seeking the Building of a Harmonious Multiethnic, Multicultural Society, and the Enactment of legislation for the Basic Human Rights of Non-national and Ethnic Minorities
2004/03/19 Information Document Submitted to Ms.Lalaina Rakotoarisoa, Member of the United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
2003/06/01 Alternative Report to the Second Report of the Japanese Government on the Convention on the Rights of the Child
2002/11/22 Recommendations on the Capital Punishment System
2002/07/18 Opinions on FATF Consultation Paper on Gatekeepers
2002/03/15 Statement of Opinion on the Awase Tidal Flat Landfill Project
2000/04/10 The Tenth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment Offenders Vienna, Austria
1998/02/03 Opinion Statement Requesting Adoption of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
1995/04/10 The Ninth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment Offenders Cairo, Egypt