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
It is a serious violation of human rights that a large number of people who were hit by the disaster and suffered damages have not yet been provided with sufficient relief measures, after three years has passed since the earthquake and the nuclear power plant accident occurred. The JFBA declare that we will further work on restoration and reconstruction of the disaster-hit areas, re-affirming that those efforts will bring about the “reconstruction of humanity”.
1) On the earthquake-related death, the JFBA will make proposals on the publishing the screening methods and the cases, and the establishing standards for determination.
2) The JFBA will make policy recommendations for smooth and proper acquisition of land for reconstruction projects.
3) The JFBA will work on establishing community-reconstruction framework which is based on sufficient information provision and expert advice.
4) The JFBA will study the operation of the program for reduction and release of afflicted loans for its improvement, and review the program for legislation to prepare for an occurrence of major disaster in future.
5) The JFBA will continue its utmost efforts towards faithful and complete performance of the obligation by the government and Tokyo Electric to compensate wholly and promptly the damages caused by the nuclear power plant accident.
6) The JFBA will drastically re-examine the policy of promoting nuclear energy and pursue for transition away from nuclear power and fuel cycle, in order to prevent re-occurrence of serious damages by a nuclear power plant accident.
May 30, 2014
Japan Federation of Bar Associations