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Public Statements and Opinion Papers

 

2021/05/14 Statement Opposing Once Again the Bill for Amendments to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act Submitted by the Government
2021/04/22 Statement on the Gender Gap Index Published by the World Economic Forum
2021/04/16 <COVID-19>Opinion Calling to Ensure Opportunities for Visitation in Social Welfare Facilities and Medical Facilities
2021/03/30 Statement on the Death of the Detainee in the Nagoya Regional Immigration Services Bureau
2021/03/18 Opinion on the Bill for Amendments to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act
2021/03/11 Statement on the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Continued Undertakings to Facilitate “Humanitarian Recovery” and for the Support of Disaster Victims
2021/02/26 Statement on the Bill for Amendments to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act Submitted by the Government
2021/02/19 <COVID-19>Proposal on the COVID-19 Vaccination
2021/02/18 Statement of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations at the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
CALL FOR ACTION IN SUPPORT OF UN BASIC PRINCIPLES ON THE ROLE OF LAWYERS
Opinion on People of the Same Sex Deserving Equal Application of Law as Persons Who Are in a de facto Marital Relationship
2021/01/22 Statement Welcoming the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
<COVID-19>Statement Opposing the Bills to Amend the Infectious Diseases Act and the Special Measures Act
2021/01/21 <COVID-19>Proposal on Providing Temporary Benefits in the Event of Emergency
2020/12/02 Statement on the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights Published by the Japanese Government
2020/11/17 Grand Design of Criminal Justice Reform for Preventing Miscarriages of Justice (Enzai) 2020 Edition
Opinion Calling for Eliminating Hostage Justice
2020/11/06 Statement Calling for Early Signing and Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the Japanese Government
2020/10/23 Request to Abolish the Death Penalty
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
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
2020/07/29 <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
Statement on the “Proposal to Solve the Issues of Deportation Evasion and Long-term Detention”
2020/06/11 <COVID-19>Statement Calling for Producing the Official Records of the Proceedings of Every Meeting of the Novel Coronavirus Expert Meeting Specifying the Speaker Information and Respective Utterance Contents
2020/05/15 <COVID-19>Statement on Conducting the Postponed 2020 Bar Examinations
2020/05/07 <COVID-19>Statement Calling to Cease the Excessive Restriction on Ordinary Visits in Penal Institutions
<COVID-19>Statement calling for the flexible operation of the public assistance system and its active use as a special measure during the period until the convergence of the spread of the novel coronavirus
Opinion on the “draft Rules and draft Guidelines of the Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) proposed in conjunction with the implementation of the Amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Law of Japan (“AML”)"(“this Opinion”)
2020/04/23 <COVID-19>Statement Calling for Infection Spread Prevention in Penal Detention Facilities
2020/04/17 <COVID-19>Statement Calling for Preventing Escalation of Domestic Harm (Domestic Violence/Abuse) Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020/04/15 <COVID-19>Statement on the Postponement of Criminal Trial Dates, etc.
<COVID-19>Statement Calling for the elimination of the risk of “Three C’s” (closed spaces, crowded places, close-contact settings) at immigration detention facilities.
2020/01/31 Comment in Protest of the Search Conducted at a Law Office
2019/12/27 Statement Opposing the Dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces to Waters in the Middle East
2019/12/26 Statement Strongly Protesting Today’s Execution and Calling for an Immediate Moratorium and the Abolition of the Death Penalty
2019/12/20 Statement Calling for Application of Tuition-free Measures to Preschool/Daycare Facilities belonging to Foreign National Schools
2019/11/21 Opinion Concerning Concrete Matters and Measures to Be Incorporated into the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights
2019/10/15 Opinion Calling for the Cessation of Using Handcuffs and Waist Ropes on Suspects or Defendants While Entering and Leaving the Courtroom in Criminal Trials
Basic Propositions on Abolition of the Death Penalty and on Introducing Alternative Punishment and Instituting a Judicial Proceeding System for Commutation
2019/10/04 Resolution Calling for the Immediate Amendment of the Code of Criminal Procedure Part IV to Urgently Rescue Victims Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage of Justice
Resolution Requesting the Implementation of an Individual Complaints Procedure and the Establishment of a National Human Rights Institution
Declaration Calling for the Establishment of the Right to Have the Assistance of Counsel: Counsel’s Presence at Interrogation Changes the Criminal Justice System
2019/09/12 Principles on the Support for Pro Se Litigants in the Context of Digitization of Civil Court Proceedings
2019/08/08 Statement on the death incident of the detainee in the Immigration Center and re-detention
2019/08/02 Statement Strongly Protesting Today’s Executions and Calling for an Immediate Moratorium and the Abolition of the Death Penalty by 2020
2019/07/18 Grand Design of International Strategy
2019/06/21 Draft of the outline for legislation of the Acts reflecting the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration with amendments as adopted in 2006
2019/06/19 Confidentiality of Communication between Clients and Attorneys(so called legal professional privilege or attorney client privilege)in Conjunction with the Amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Act
2019/06/14 Declaration to further promote the expansion of legal services required by globalization and internationalization of society and the improvement of access to these services
2019/05/21 Comment on the 10th Anniversary of the Implementation of the Saiban-in (Lay Judge) System
2019/04/18 Opinion on Matters to Be Included in the Kyoto Declaration at the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
2018/12/27 Statement Strongly Protesting Today’s Executions and Calling for an Immediate Moratorium and the Abolition of the Death Penalty by 2020
2018/12/10 Comment on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
2018/10/05 Resolution Aiming at Preventing and Recovering Damage, and Supporting Victims of Organized Crimes Targeting the Socially Vulnerable, Notably Special Fraud
Declaration Calling for the Introduction of a New System to Accept Foreign Workers and the Establishment of a New Society in which People from Various National Backgrounds can Live Together
Resolution Calling for a Society in which Young People can See Hope for the Future
2018/08/23 Guide on ESG-related Risk Management - for Coordinated Efforts and Dialogue among Companies, Investors, and Financial Institutions
2018/07/26 Statement Strongly Protesting Today’s Executions and Calling for an Immediate Moratorium and the Abolition of the Death Penalty by 2020
2018/07/06 Statement Strongly Protesting Today’s Executions and Calling for an Immediate Moratorium and the Abolition of the Death Penalty by 2020
2018/06/15 Opinion Calling for the Formulation of a Basic Energy Plan Consistent with the Paris Agreement
2018/06/13 Statement on the Enactment of the Act to Partially Amend the Civil Code to Lower the Age of Adulthood
2018/04/13 Opinion Calling for the Establishment by Law of the Right to Have Counsel Present in Interrogations
2018/03/29 Request to Suspend Executions
2018/02/14 JFBA Opinion concerning the Japanese Government’s Comments on the Draft General Comment No.36 on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
2017/12/21 Statement on the Performance of the Verification of the Identity of the client by Attorneys, etc.
2017/12/19 Statement Strongly Protesting Against an Execution and Calling for an Immediate Moratorium and the Abolition of the Death Penalty by 2020
2017/12/14 Statement on the Special Appeal by Prosecutors in the Matsubase Case
2017/12/13 Statement on the Temporary Injunction Ruling Regarding the Ikata Nuclear Power Plant by the Hiroshima High Court
2017/12/08 Comment on the JFBA’s Adoption of a New Special Measure to Promote Gender Equality (Women Quota System for Vice President Positions)
2017/11/29 Request to Achieve the Abolishment of the Death Penalty System Before the Next UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Due to be Held in Japan in 2020
2017/11/15 Statement regarding the UPR of Japan by the United Nations Human Rights Council
2017/10/06 Resolution Calling for the Conservation of Biodiversity and the Realization of Sustainable and Autonomous Local Communities
Resolution Calling for Enhancing Guarantee of the Right to Privacy and the Right to Know, and the Promotion of Information Disclosure to Realize a Democratic Society that Secures Respect for the Individual
Resolution Concerning Judicial Responsibility for the Hansen’s Disease Isolated Court
Resolution Aiming at Securing Equal Access to Comprehensive Support for Crime Victims
2017/08/24 Opinion Concerning the Mandatory Appointment of Outside Directors
2017/06/15 Statement on the Enactment of the Bill to Revise the Act on Punishment of Organized Crimes and Control of Crime Proceeds, including the Criminalization of Conspiracy
2017/05/26 Statement on the Enactment of the Act to Partially Revise the Civil Code and the Act Concerning the Arrangement of Related Acts
2017/03/15 Comment on the Ruling on GPS Investigation made by the Grand Bench of the Supreme Court
2017/02/17 Opinion Opposing the Introduction of the Provision Regarding National Emergencies into the Constitution of Japan
Opinion Opposing the Submission of the Bill to Criminalize Conspiracy to the Diet
Opinion Concerning the Review of the Act for Implementation of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
2017/02/16 Opinion Calling for the Enhancement of the Functions of International Arbitration in Japan
Opinion Concerning the Improvement of the Legal System of Japan to Implement the Paris Agreement
2017/01/19 Opinion Concerning Police Investigation Using GPS-Tracking Devices for Searching Individuals' Locations