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Japan Federation of Bar Associations

President’s Message


Tadashi ARA, President of the JFBA

 




Dear Friends and Colleagues,


I am honored to have been elected to serve as the President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA), receiving more than 10,000 votes from JFBA members, in the revote that took place on March 11, 2020, by doing so winning a plurality in 40 bar associations which is over three-quarters of all bar associations. I look forward to serving to the very best of my ability during my two-year term starting in April. I would like kindly ask for your continued support for the duration of my term.




News Release
2020/11/18 Joint Seminar hosted by MOJ, JFBA and JIDRC on Revised Foreign Lawyers Act and Efforts to Activate International Arbitration
2020/11/17 Grand Design of Criminal Justice Reform for Preventing Miscarriages of Justice (Enzai) 2020 Edition
2020/11/10 Act on Special Measures concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers (Foreign Lawyers Act) has been amended.
2020/10/21 Statement Calling for Serious Consideration of the Opinion of the UN Human Rights Council’s WGAD concerning Detention in the Context of Migration and Complying with International Law
2020/10/05 Statement Calling for a Thorough Review by the Council on Renovation of the Legal and Prosecutorial Administration to Ensure that Japanese Criminal Procedure will Comply with the Constitution of Japan and International Human Rights Instruments
2020/09/10 Opinion Calling for Appropriate Application of the Act on the Promotion of Efforts to Eliminate Unfair Discriminatory Speech and Behavior against Persons Originating from Outside Japan
JFBA co-signed “CCBE Statement on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the role of lawyers”
2020/09/04 <COVID-19>Declaration to Work Diligently on the Legal Issues and Human Rights Issues Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020/08/27 Statement Calling for Normalizing the Complaint Review Mechanism on Refugee Status Determination Consistent with the Spirit of Amending the Administrative Complaint Review Act
2020/08/20 Opinion on the Reform of the Immigration Detention Facilities Visiting Committee
2020/07/31 White Paper on Attorneys 2019
2020/07/29 <COVID-19>Statement Calling for Building a Society without Discrimination in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020/07/16 Opinion Calling for Relief Measures for the Former Crew Members of the Fishing Boats Suffering Health Effects of the Radiation Exposure Caused by the Hydrogen Bomb Test at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
2020/07/15 Statement on Redress for Victims of the Now-defunct Eugenic Protection Act in the Wake of the Tokyo District Court’s Judgment
2020/07/03 CALL FOR ACTION IN SUPPORT OF UN BASIC PRINCIPLES
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