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HOME > Public Statements and Opinion Papers > Opinion Papers > Request to Abolish the Death Penalty

Request to Abolish the Death Penalty

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October 23, 2020

Japan Federation of Bar Associations



The Japan Federation of Bar Associations compiled the “Request to Abolish the Death Penalty” and submitted it to Ms. Yoko Kamikawa, Minister of Justice, on October 23, 2020.



Summary of Request


1. Enacting legislation to abolish the death penalty

2. Placing a moratorium on executions until the death penalty is abolished