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HOME > Public Statements and Opinion Papers > Opinion Papers > Alternative Report to the Second Report of the Japanese Government on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Alternative Report to the Second Report of the Japanese Government on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Japan Federation of Bar Associations
May, 2003

Contents

Ⅰ General Measures of Implementation
  • 2・・・・・ Introduction
  • 3・・・・・ A. Reservation and Declaration
  • 4・・・・・ B. Enactment of New Laws and Amendments of Existing Legislation
  • 6・・・・・ C. Status of the Convention in terms of Domestic Laws
  • 10・・・・ D. Remedial Measures to Be Applied When the Rights of the Child Are Infringed
  • 12・・・・ E. Policy Coordination Organization
  • 15・・・・ F. Implementation of Measures to Protect Children's Economic, Social Cultural Rights to the Maximum Extent of Available Resources
  • 16・・・・ G. Education for Civil Servants, etc. Involved in Children concerning the Convention

 

Ⅲ General Principles
  • 17・・・・ A. Non-Discrimination
  • 22・・・・ B. Best Interests of the Child
  • 31・・・・ C. Right to Life, Survival and Development
  • 37・・・・ D. Children's Right to Express Their Views

 

Ⅳ Civil Rights and Freedoms
  • 43・・・・ A. Rights to Be Registered and Acquire a Nationality (Article 7)
  • 52・・・・ B. Right to Preserve His or Her Identity (Article 8)
  • 56・・・・ C. Freedom of Expression (Article 13)
  • 60・・・・ D. Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion (Article 14)
  • 64・・・・ E. Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly (Article 15)
  • 65・・・・ F. Protection of Private Life (Article 16)
  • 69・・・・ G. Appropriate Access to Information (Article 17)
  • 73・・・・ H. Right Not to Be Tortured or Suffer Any Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Article 37 (a))

 

Ⅴ Family Environment and Alternative Child Care
  • 78・・・・ A. Parental Direction and Guidance (Article 5) and Parental Responsibilities (Articles 1, 2 and 18)
  • 80・・・・ B. Child Deprived of His or Her Family Environment (Article 20)
  • 89・・・・ C. Abuse of Children
  • 97・・・・ D. Inter-Country Adoption (Article 21)
  • 101・・・ E. Recovery of Maintenance from Abroad (Article 27, Paragraph 4)
  • 104・・・ F. Cross-Border Child Abduction (Articles 11, 35)

 

Ⅵ Basic Health and Welfare
  • 106・・・ A. Children with Disabilities
  • 139・・・ B. Services Provided for Social Security and Child-Rearing

 

Ⅶ Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities (Articles 28, 29, 31)
  • 144・・・ A. The Present State of Japan's Education and its Educational System
  • 158・・・ B. Corporal Punishment
  • 162・・・ C. Bullying
  • 167・・・ D. School Non-Attendance and Withdrawal
  • 171・・・ E. Disciplinary Measures at School
  • 173・・・ F. School Regulations
  • 175・・・ G. Content of School Education, etc
  • 179・・・ H. Educating Non-Japanese Students

 

Ⅷ Special Protection Measures
  • 192・・・ A. Juvenile Justice
  • 217・・・ B. Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse
  • 222・・・ C. Child Refugee
  • 224・・・ D. Illegal Child Immigrants