Statements

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)
2017/11/15 Statement regarding the UPR of Japan by the United Nations Human Rights Council
2017/10/06 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 (Summary)
Resolution Aiming at Securing Equal Access to Comprehensive Support for Crime Victims (Summary)
Resolution Concerning Judicial Responsibility for the Hansen’s Disease Isolated Court (Summary)
Resolution Calling for the Conservation of Biodiversity and the Realization of Sustainable and Autonomous Local Communities (Summary)
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
2016/11/10 Statement on the Execution of the Death Penalty against Japanese Citizens by the Chinese Government
2016/10/07 Declaration Calling for the Promotion of Sovereign Education as It Should Be: Nurturing the Qualities to Maintain a Democratic Society(Summary)
Declaration for Maintaining Permanent Pacifism under the Constitution and Regaining Constitutionalism and Democracy(Summary)
Declaration Calling for Reform of the Penal System Including Abolition of the Death Penalty(Summary)
2016/09/30 Statement on Proposed Amendments of the Legal Profession Act in Malaysia
2016/08/10 Statement on Acquittal in the Retrial of the Higashi-Sumiyoshi Case
2016/06/30 Statement on the Court’s Decision to Commence a Retrial of the Matsubase Case
2016/06/17 Comment on the Supreme Court's Decision in the Compensation Suit against the State over Photography at the Interview Room of the Tokyo Detention Center
2016/06/16 Statement on Death Sentence Given to Minor at the Time of the Crime
2016/05/27 Declaration Opposing the Security-Related Acts, and Seeking to Regain Constitutionalism and Democracy
2016/05/24 Statement Concerning the Enactment of the “Act to Partially Amend the Code of Criminal Procedure and Other Acts” including Mandatory Transparency in Interrogations
2016/04/15 Emergency Comment on the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake
2016/03/25 Statement Protesting Execution of the Death Penalty and Reiterating our Request for the Suspension of Executions and the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty
2016/03/11 Resolution to Address Issues in Concert to Ensure the Realization of Systemic Reform in the Fostering of Legal Professionals
Statement Marking the Fifth Anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the Subsequent Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant Accident
2016/01/22 Statement on Amendments to the Act on the Prevention of Transfer of Proceeds from Crimes
2015/12/18 Statement Calling for the Revision of the Discriminatory Provisions of the Civil Code in Response to the Ruling Rendered by the Grand Bench of the Supreme Court Regarding the Requirement for Married Couples to Adopt the Same Surname and the Remarriage Prohibition Period (Summary)
Statement Protesting Execution of the Death Penalty and Reiterating our Request for the Suspension of Executions and the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty
2015/10/23 Statement Regarding the Decision to Open a Retrial of the Higashi-Sumiyoshi Case (Summary)
2015/10/02 Resolution Calling for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment where All Women can be Relieved from Poverty and Work and Live without Gender Disadvantage (Summary)
Resolution Calling for the Relief for the People Affected by the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant Accident and for the Facilitation of Disaster Recovery (Summary)
2015/09/19 Statement Protesting the Enactment of the Bills to Revise Japan's National Security Policies (Summary)
2015/08/28 Statement Calling for Re-examination of the “Social Security Reform Categories” in the Basic Policy on Economic and Fiscal Management and Reform 2015 (Summary)
2015/08/07 President’s Statement Marking Seventy Years Since the End of World War II (Summary)
2015/07/24 Statement Calling for Respect for Freedom of the Press (Summary)
Statement Expressing Concern with the Taking of a Group of Lawyers in China and Calling for the Guarantee, etc. of Lawyers’ Practice
2015/06/30 Statement Concerning “Further Promotion of Systemic Reform in the Fostering of Legal Professionals” (Summary)
2015/05/21 Statement concerning the Ideal Number of Legal Professionals drafted by the Office for the Promotion of Systemic Reform in the Fostering of Legal Professionals (Summary)
2015/05/14 Statement Opposing the Bills to Revise National Security Policies (Summary)
2015/04/06 Statement Opposing the “Bill to Amend Part of the Labor Standards Act, etc.” to Deregulate the Work-Hour Regulations (Summary)
2015/03/18 Statement concerning the “Bill to Amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, etc.” which includes Mandatory Transparency in Interrogations, etc.
2015/03/11 Statement Marking the Fourth Anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the Subsequent Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant Accident
2015/02/27 Summary of the JFBA Statement Calling for Deliberations concerning the Labor Policy in accordance with the Tripartite Structure Principles
2015/02/13 Summary of the JFBA Statement Concerning the Monitoring Function of the Diet Regarding the Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets
2015/01/14 Statement Regarding the Death of a Detainee at the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau
2014/12/25 Statement Concerning the Acts of Intimidation Made against Hokusei Gakuin University and One of Its Instructors, etc.
2014/12/12 Statement Regarding the Decision on the Rejection of the Appeal for Retrial of the Fukui Junior High School Girl Murder Case
2014/10/01 Statement Regarding Criminal Justice Reform Following the Decision to Open a Retrial in the “Hakamada Case”
2014/08/29 Statement Protesting Execution of the Death Penalty and Reiterating our Request for the Suspension of Executions and the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty
2014/07/09 Statement Concerning the Draft Report of the “Special Subcommittee on the Criminal Justice System for a New Era” of the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice
2014/06/26 Statement Protesting Execution of the Death Penalty and Reiterating our Request for the Suspension of Executions and the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty
2014/06/18 Statement Concerning the “Review Results (Report) Regarding the Direction of Revision of the Technical Intern Training Program for Foreigners”
2014/05/30 Outline of the Declaration Aiming at the Restoration of Fundamental Human Rights from Damages Caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant Accident and the Realization of Transition Away from Nuclear Power Adopted at the 65th JFBA General Meeting
2014/05/28 Statement on the Decision of Rejection for the 8th Appeal for Retrial of the Nabari Poisoned Wine Case
2014/05/23 Explanatory Texts for the JFBA President’s Statement on the Draft Revision of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act in Line with the Revision of the Administrative Appeal Act
2014/05/21 Statement Regarding the Ruling Rendered by the Fukui District Court to Not Restart the No. 3 and No.4 Reactors of the Oi Nuclear Power Plant
2014/03/27 Statement Regarding the Decision on the Opening of the Retrial of the “Hakamada Case”
2013/12/13 Statement Regarding the Ruling Rendered by the Supreme Court Concerning the Guarantee of the Right of Confidential Communication between Death Row Inmates and Defense Attorneys before Filing a Request for Retrial
2013/12/06 Statement Concerning the Revision of the Civil Code on the Statutory Shares in Inheritance of Children Born Out of Wedlock
Statement Protesting the Railroading through the Special Secrets Bill
2013/12/04 Statement on the Ratification of the “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”
2013/11/15 Statement Opposing the Special Secrets Bill and Calling for a Full-Scale Review on the System for a Protection of Secrecy Law in Accordance with the Tshwane Principles
2013/10/25 Statement Concerning the Approval of the Cabinet Meeting Regarding the Bill on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets
2013/09/12 Statement Protesting Execution of the Death Penalty and Reiterating our Request for the Suspension of Executions and the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty
2013/06/27 Statement Concerning the “Report of the Study Council for the Professional Legal Training System”
2013/05/31 64th JFBA General Meeting - Resolution Opposing the Approval of Exercising the Right to Collective Self-Defense
2013/05/27 Statement Concerning Concluding Observations of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
2013/05/03 Statement Marking Constitution Memorial Day amid Heightening Debate regarding Constitutional Amendments
2013/04/26 Statement Protesting Execution of the Death Penalty and Reiterating our Request for the Suspension of Executions and the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty
Statement Calling for Application of the Act on Support for Reconstructing the Livelihoods of Disaster Victims to Long-Term Evacuees as a Result of the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant Accident
2013/03/22 Comments on the Response of the Japanese Government to the 2nd UPR against Japan of the United Nations Human Rights Council at its Regular Session
2013/03/11 Statement Marking the Occasion of Two Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Subsequent Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant Accident
2013/03/07 Statement on the Decision of Rejection of the 2nd Appeal for the Retrial of the Osaki Case
2013/03/06 Statement Regarding the Decision on the Rejection of the Appeal for Retrial of the “Fukui Junior High School Girl Murder Case”
2013/02/21 Statement Protesting Execution of the Death Penalty and Reiterating our Request for the Suspension of Executions and the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty
2013/01/28 Statement Concerning the Essential Features of the Revision of the Juvenile Act Outlining the Expansion of the Scope of the Publicly-Funded Attorney Attendant System
2012/12/20 Statement on Amendments to the Act on Prevention of Transfer of Proceeds from Crimes
2012/12/06 Comment Regarding the National Police Agency's Announcement of its "Assessment of the Trial Implementation of Audio/Video Recording of Interrogations"
2012/11/07 Statement on the Judgment in the Retrial for the 1997 Tokyo Murder Case of a Female TEPCO Employee
2012/11/02 Statement of Protest by the President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations against the Gang Rape Committed by Members of the United States Navy
2012/11/01 Comment on the Response of the Japanese Government to the UPR by the United Nations Human Rights Council
2012/10/05 Resolution Calling for Effective Measures to Prevent Suicide with the Aim of Creating a Society which doesn't Push People Towards their Deaths
Resolution Calling for the Prohibition of New Developments and Alternations of Coastal Zones and for the Advancement of the Conservation and Restoration of Coastal Zones in order to Recover the Abundant Ocean
Resolution to Seek Review of Educational Control and Competitive Principle-based Education in order to Respect Children's Dignity and Ensure their Rights to Study
2012/09/27 Statement Protesting the Resumption of Executions, and Requesting Once More the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty and Suspension of Executions
2012/09/21 Statement Calling for the Realization of Non-Nuclear Power Policies through the Early Establishment of the Basic Law on Non-Nuclear Power Plants
2012/09/19 Statement on the "Draft Bill on the Establishment of a Human Rights Commission"Approved by the Cabinet
2012/08/03 Statement Protesting the Resumption of Executions, and Requesting the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty and Suspension of Executions
Statement Calling for Active Use of the System for Reduction of and Exemption from Double Loan Problems for Disaster Victims (Guidelines for Individual Debtor Out-of-Court Workouts) - Marking One Year since the Launch of the System -
2012/07/11 Statement Calling for Application of the System of Private Rental Houses Deemed as Temporary Housing Units for (Voluntary) Evacuees outside the Designated Areas in Fukushima Prefecture
2012/07/09 Statement on the Commencement of the Resident Card and the System of the Basic Resident Registration for Foreign Nationals
2012/07/05 Comment Concerning the Verification of Audio/Video Recording of Interrogations by Public Prosecutors and Related Future Policies
2012/06/15 Statement Concerning the Detention in Libya of Defense Counsel and Staff Members of the International Criminal Court and Urging Their Immediate Release
2012/05/25 Statement on the Decision of Discharge by the Nagoya High Court Regarding the 7th Request for Retrial of the Nabari Poisoned Wine Case
63rd JFBA General Meeting -Resolution on Requesting Publicly-funded Attorney Attendant System for More Juvenile Delinquency Cases, etc.-
2012/03/30 Statement on Support for the Request for a Posthumous Retrial of the “Hino-Cho Case”
2012/03/29 Statement Protesting the Resumption of Executions, and Requesting for the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty and Suspension of Executions
2012/03/09 Statement Regarding Issues One Year after the Great East Japan Earthquake
2012/03/08 Statement on the Decision on Reopening of the Retrial of the Higashi-Sumiyoshi Case
2012/03/03 Statement Regarding the Establishment of a Reconstruction Support Organization for Companies Suffering Damage from the Great East Japan Earthquake
2012/02/24 Statement Concerning Signing of the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2012/02/20 Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling Reinstating an Acquittal in a Saiban-in Trial
Statement on a Death Sentence Handed Down to a Juvenile
2012/02/15 Statement Protesting the Resumption of Executions, and Requesting the Provision of Adequate Medical Procedures to Death Row Inmates with Possible Mental Disabilities and Suspension of Executions of Such Persons
Statement Requesting Appointment of Foreign National Bar Members as Counselors
2012/02/07 Statement on the Legislative Council’s Adoption of the Outline for the Establishment of Procedures for the Return of Children for the Implementation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
2012/01/13 Statement on the "Outline of the Bill being Considered on the Establishment of a Human Rights Commission" Released by the Minister, the Senior Vice Minister and the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Justice
2011/12/14 Statement Calling for Enactment of the Act on Special Measures Concerning the "Legal Support Business" for Victims of Disasters Such as the Great East Japan Earthquake
2011/11/16 Statement Calling for Urgent Financial Support for University Students and Students Wishing to Enroll at Universities who are Victims of the Disaster
2011/10/24 Statement Concerning Results of Report on Interrogations Conducted by the Police
2011/10/07 Declaration Calling for the Abolishment of the “Act on Services and Support for Persons with Disabilities” and Requesting the Establishment of a General Welfare Act which Guarantees the Rights of Persons with Disabilities while Giving Utmost Respect to their Opinions
Declaration Calling for Establishment of Measures for Rehabilitation of Convicted Persons and Cross-Society Discussion on Abolition of the Death Penalty
2011/09/30 Statement Concerning the “Principles for Public Prosecutors”
Statement Regarding Compensation for Damage Caused by the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima No.1 and No.2 Nuclear Power Plant Accidents for those Evacuated from Outside Evacuation Areas
2011/06/15 Statement Calling for Full Payment by the State of Welfare Benefits for Disaster Victims in Affected Areas and for Holding Democratic Discussions Regarding Reform of the Public Assistance System
2011/05/27 62nd JFBA General Meeting -Resolution on Achieving Drastic Reform of Criminal Justice by Realizing Transparent Interrogations
62nd JFBA General Meeting Resolution on Relief for Victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Nuclear Plant Incident and the Restoration and Recovery of Affected Areas
62nd JFBA General Meeting -Resolution on Promotion of Civil Justice Reform and Improvement of Judicial Foundation-
2011/05/24 Statement on Acquittal in the Retrial of the Fukawa Case
2011/05/20 Statement on Conclusion of the Hague Convention and Enactment of Related Domestic Laws
2011/04/22 Statement Concerning the Government's "Provisional Guideline for the Utilization of School Buildings, Grounds, and Related Facilities in Fukushima Prefecture"
2011/03/25 Statement on Decision of the Grand Bench of the Supreme Court Concerning Seat Allocation of the House of Representatives Election
2011/03/22 Comment on Telephone Counseling for Victims of the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake
2011/03/12 Emergency Comment on Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake
2011/03/10 Statement on Finalized Death Sentences for Three Juveniles
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)
2010/11/25 Comment on Juvenile Sentenced to Death by Saiban-in Trial
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
2010/10/08 Declaration of a Call to Action Toward Achieving a World Without Nuclear Weapons
Resolution Calling for the Elimination of Damage Caused by Illegal Dumping and Fundamental Reforms to the Resource Recycling Legislation
Resolution Requesting the Breaking of the Chain of Poverty and Realization of the Rights of All Children to Live, Grow, and Develop
Resolution Calling for the Realization of Safeguards for the Right to Privacy in the “Advanced Information and Communications Network Society”
2010/09/10 Comment on Establishment of the (tentatively named) "Joint Meeting on Immigration Detention Issues"
2010/08/27 Comment on Opening an Execution Room to the Public
2010/07/28 Statement on the Executions
2010/06/23 Comment on Judgment of Acquittal in Saiban-in Trial
2010/06/22 Comment on the Mid-Term Report on the Establishment of a National Human Rights Institution Issued by the Ministry of Justice
2010/06/18 Statement on Future Policies of the Ministry of Justice in Considering the Introduction of Audio/Video Recording of Interrogations
2010/06/16 Statement on Cancelations of the Screening of “The Cove”
Statement by the President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Being Concerned with the Arrest of a Defense Counsel of the Ictr and Urging His Immediate Realease
2010/06/11 Comment on the 10th Anniversary of Himawari Law Offices
2010/05/28 61st JFBA General Meeting -Declaration Requesting Retention of the Allowance Payment System for Judicial Apprentices and Financial Support to Law School Students for Achieving the Justice for Citizens-
61st JFBA General Meeting -Declaration Requesting Establishment of Human Rights Guarantee Systems and Implementation of International Human Rights Standards in Japan-
2010/05/21 Comment on the 1st Anniversary of the Saiban-in System
2010/04/14 Comment on Ruling of the Tokyo District Court on Lawsuit Seeking Disclosure of Information on Okinawa Secret Agreements
2010/04/09 Comment on Further Executions of Three Japanese Men by the Chinese Government
2010/04/06 Comment on the Execution of a Japanese Citizen and the Notice of Further Executions by the Chinese Government
Statement on the Decision of the Supreme Court regarding the 7th Request for Retrial of the Nabari Poisoned Wine Case
Statement on the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
2010/04/02 Statement on the Chinese Government's Notice of Execution of a Japanese Citizen
2010/03/26 Statement on Acquittal in the Retrial of the Ashikaga Case
2010/03/05 Statement on Subject High Schools of the Free Tuition Bill
2010/02/26 Statement Calling for Early Revision of Discriminatory Provisions in Family-Related Legislation
2009/12/15 Statement on Retrial of the Fukawa Case
2009/11/09 Declaration on Action for Human Rights 2009
2009/11/06 Declaration for Realizing a Safe and Fair Society without Damage to Consumers
Declaration for Electronic Recording of Interrogations -60th Anniversary of the Implementation of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and the Implementation of the Saiban-in System-
Declaration for the Establishment of Freedom of Expression - To Realize a Free and Democratic Society -
Declaration for Protecting Future Generations from the Danger of Global Warming
2009/10/22 Statement Re-Requesting Electronic Recording of Interrogations on Occasion of Retrial of Ashikaga Case
2009/07/28 Statement on the Executions
2009/07/08 Statement on the Enactment of the Revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act and the Revised Residential Basic Book Act
2009/06/23 Statement on Retrial of Ashikaga Murder Case
2009/06/04 Comment on Release of Mr. Toshikazu Sugaya (Ashikaga Incident)
2009/05/29 Declaration Aiming at the Creation of a Safety Net to Guarantee Work and Life with Dignity -60th JFBA General Meeting-
60th JFBA General Meeting -Declaration on Judicial Reforms- JFBA 60th Anniversary
2009/05/07 Statement on Bills to Revise the Act on Organ Transplantation
Statement on a Bill for Anti-Piracy Missions
2009/04/24 Statement on a Bill to Revise the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act and Other Related Acts to Strengthen Residential Control of Foreign Nationals
2009/03/13 Statement on the Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Incorporation of the Convention into Japanese Law
2009/03/11 Comment on Training for Iraqi Lawyers in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
2009/01/29 Statement on the Executions
2008/12/05 Comment on the Revision of the Nationality Law
2008/10/31 Statement on Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee
2008/10/28 Statement on the Executions
2008/10/03 Resolution Requesting to Break the Chain of Poverty and Establish a Right for All People to Work and Live as Dignified Human Beings
Declaration Affirming the Current Meaning of the Right to Live Peacefully and Article 9 of the Constitution
Declaration on Realizing the Right to Safe and High Quality Medical Treatment
2008/09/11 Statement on Executions of Death Penalty
2008/09/01 Japan's 'Substitute Prison'Shocks the World Daiyo Kangoku and the UN Committee against Torture's Recommendations(Second revised edition)( PDF.3.2MB)
2008/07/23 Statement on Special Appeal Filed by Prosecutors of Fukawa Incident
2008/07/14 Statement on Decision to Retry Fukawa Incident
2008/06/17 Statement on Executions of Death Penalty
2008/06/13 Comment on the Response of the Japanese Government to the UPR at the Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council
2008/06/04 Statement on Supreme Court Ruling the Nationality Law Unconstitutional
2008/05/30 The 59th JFBA General Meeting Resolution Calling for Full Implementation of International Human Rights Norms in Japan -Toward Immediate Establishment of Human Rights Safeguards including Establishment of Individual Complaint Procedures and an Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities-
2008/05/09 JFBA calls upon the Japanese Government to act to respond to the concerns expressed in the process of the Universal Periodic Review of Japan by the UN Human Rights Council
2008/04/10 Statement on Executions of Death Penalty
2008/03/25 Comments on the Decision by the Supreme Court on Retrial Case filed by Mr. Iwao HAKAMADA
2008/03/06 Statement by the President on the Hikinoguchi Case
2008/02/01 Statement on Executions of Death Penalty