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News Release

Symposium “Detention in Japan – Isn’t it arbitrary detention?”


We live without any concern every day, which is built on the right to liberty allowing us to act based on our own will.
Imagine if you are forced to be hospitalised, or detained separated from your family, or lose your job only due to suspicion of committing a crime, or to be deprived of connection necessary for rehabilitation. Do you think such detention or treatment are needed?
The UN provides the mechanism to examine whether a case submitted by an individual should be considered as arbitrary detention. You can utilise this mechanism for cases in Japan.  
We will organise the symposium to gain a better understanding on current circumstances of detention in Japan and discuss the right to liberty.
  


Date & Time

4th of June 2019 18:00〜20:30

Venue 17F 1701 at Bengoshi Kaikan (Bar Associations Building, Japan Federation of Bar Associations)
1-1-3 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (MAP)
Registration Fee Free
Participants・Capacity Anyone can attend (the maximum capacity is 120 persons)
program (tbc)

Part 1 The overview and meaning of the UN individual complaint mechanism of arbitrary detention
(1) Overview:
Mr. Etsuro Totsuka, Member of Committee on Human Rights Protection
(2) Keynote Speech
 “The right to liberty and activities of UNWG on Arbitrary Detention”
Mr. Seong-Phil Hong, Member, Ex-Chair of UNWG on Arbitrary Detention


Part 2 The report on practice of detention in Japan
(1) Forced hospitalisation in psychiatric hospitals:

Mr. Akira Uchida, Member of Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association
(2) Detention in criminal procedure:
Professor Eiichi Hoshino, Ryukyu University
Mr. Nozomi Kanetaka Member of Okinawa Bar Association
(3) Penal institutions:
Mr. Yuuichi Kaido, Acting head president of WG on Reform of the Justice System of Criminal Detention  
(4) Immigration detention:
Mr. Koichi Kodama, Member of Committee on Human Rights Protection


Part 3 Panel Discussion on detention in Japan
Panelists:
Mr. Seong-Phil Hong, Member, Ex-Chair of UNWG on Arbitrary Detention 
Mr. Hiroji Yamashiro, Director of the Okinawa Peace Movement Center
Mr. Yoshikazu Ikehara, Member of Center for Support of Human Rights of the Elderly and Persons of Disabilities of JFBA
Mr. Yuichi Kaido, Acting head president of WG on Reform of the Justice System of Criminal Detention   
Mr. Koichi Kodama, Member of Committee on Human Rights Protection
Mr. Masatoshi Naganuma, Member of Taskforce of Court-Appointed Defense Counsel 
Coordinator:
Ms. Fumie Kyo, Member of Centre for Support of Human Rights of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities of JFBA, Member of Committee on Criminal Legal Procedure


Flyer (PDFファイル;354KB)

Registration

Advance registration is not required.

Organizer Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Contact Human Rights 2nd Division , JFBA TEL:03-3580-9957
Remarks Only translation from English into Japanese will be provided.