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HOME > Event > Symposium on Realizing the Access to Remedy in Japan – The 1st year anniversary of the Japan's National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

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News Release

Symposium on Realizing the Access to Remedy in Japan – The 1st year anniversary of the Japan's National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

It has been almost a year since the Japanese government released the "National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP)" to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). While progress has been made in implementing the UNGP, concrete measures for the "Access to Remedy," one of the core themes of the UNGP, are still insufficient in Japan. As a result, many challenges remain for remedying the rights of victims of human rights violations that occur in connection with corporate activities.


In light of these realities, in this symposium, the legal experts will discuss effective measures to realize the Access to Remedy based on the UNGP in Japan, while highlighting specific examples of utilizing National Human Rights Institutions and the NCPs (National Contact Points adhering the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises) overseas. All experts and individuals are welcome.


Simultaneous interpretation (English/Japanese) will be available.


【Event archive】

The recording of this event is available here.


Date & Time

January 26th, 2022, | 18h00 – 20h00 JST

Format

Online participation only.

Fee Free
Attendees All experts and individuals are welcome. (500 attendees. First-come first-served basis.)
Program (tentative)

■  The role of Human Right Commission in relation to the Access to Remedy
Speaker: Prof. Aishah Bidin
(Former Commissioner of the SUHAKAM; Professor of Law, Academy of Sciences Malaysia)

■  Practices and challenges of remedy through the NCPs (National Contact Points adhering the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises)
Speaker: Ms. Shin Young Chung
(Lawyer; Member, Korea Transnational Corporation Watch)

■  The role of corporations and lawyers in realizing the Access to Remedy: In light of the expansion of corporate responsibility norms

Speaker: Ms. Elise Groulx
(Co-Chair, Business Human Rights Committee, International Bar Association (IBA); Convener, Advisory Board of the Business and Human Rights Project, American Bar Association (ABA); Canadian and French lawyer)

■  Panel Discussion: Actions to be taken by governments, businesses, civil society, and lawyers to realize the Access to Remedy
Panelists:
 - Prof. Aishah Bidin
 - Ms. Shin Young Chung
 - Ms. Elise Groulx
 - Mr. Shoichi Ibusuki (Japanese Lawyer; Secretary General, Project team for issues relating to accepting foreign workers, JFBA)
 - Mr. Daisuke Takahashi (Japanese Lawyer; Vice Chair, CSR Project team, JFBA) Moderator:
 - Ms. Akiko Sato (Japanese Lawyer; Member, Committee on International Human Rights, JFBA)

MC: Mr. Yusuke Yukawa (Japanese Lawyer; Member, Committee on International Human Rights, JFBA)


【Materials】

icon_pdf.gif Presentation by Prof. Aishah Bidin (PDF;536KB)
icon_pdf.gif Presentation by Ms. Shin Young Chung (PDF;1.4MB)

icon_pdf.gif Presentation by Daisuke Takahashi (PDF;483KB)


Registration
(Required)

Please register at the link below. Registration will be closed upon reaching its capacity.

Resitration deadline: January 21st, 2022

Registration form

Language

English and Japanese.
Simultaneous interpretation (English/Japanese) by using Zoom will be available for all attendees.
Organizer Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Contact

International Affairs Division, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Tel: +81(0)3 3580 9741
Email: international[at]nichibenren.or.jp

Notes

- Please refrain from audio/video recording.


- The following equipment and environment are required to participate in this symposium; PCs, tablets, smartphones, other devices that can connect to the Internet, and stable access to the Internet.
If you are planning to use a smartphone, we encourage you to connect to Wi-Fi.


- Please install Zoom on the equipment you wish to use for the symposium.

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- We recommend you test Zoom from the link below before the symposium starts.

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- You will be required to enter your name and email address to join the symposium via Zoom.


- Regrettably, we may be forced to terminate the webinar without notification if we are unable to continue broadcasting due to technical or any other unexpected troubles.


- Please note that we are not responsible for any problems with PC environments or the Internet connection. We will not provide any technical support on how to use Zoom during or before the webinar.

 

 

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