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【2-4 Sep】The 4th LAWASIA Human Rights Conference 2023

LAWASIA's Human Rights Committee, in association with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) and the Fukuoka Bar Association, is pleased to invite the participation of members and legal professionals at the 4th LAWASIA Human Rights Conference to be held in-person in Fukuoka, Japan.




Saturday September 2nd to Monday September 4th, 2023


Saturday September 2nd

【Welcome Reception】Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Fukuoka
2-2-43, Tenjin, Fukuoka-Shi Chuo-Ku, Fukuoka-Ken, 810-0001, Japan

Sunday September 3rd to Monday September 4th

【All Sessions and Welcome & Closing Ceremonies】Fukuoka Bar Association’s Hall
4-2-5 Ropponmatsu,Chuo-ku,Fukuoka 810-0044, Japan
※No online participation is available. On-site participation only.


- International Participants, LAWASIA Members: 20,000JPY(Equivalent of 150USD)
- International Participants, Non-LAWASIA Members: 27,000JPY(Equivalent of 200USD)
The amount of payment might fluctuate depending on changes in the exchange rate.
Fees include attendance at Welcome Reception, Opening and Closing Ceremonies and all sessions. The member registration category is available only to current individual LAWASIA members.
Non-members may join or renew their LAWASIA membership prior to registering for the conference, to receive the discounted member rates.

For information regarding LAWASIA Membership and to renew or apply for membership, please visit LAWASIA’s website.

Participants All experts and individuals are welcome.

Conference Theme: Crossing Borders: Human Rights Violations and Lawyers’ Advocacy

Day 1: Saturday September 2nd
 19:00 - 21:00 | Welcome Reception

Day 2: Sunday September 3rd
 09:30 - 10:30 | Opening Ceremony
 10:45 - 12:15 | Plenary Session 1: Armed Conflicts and Gross Violation of Human Rights: Bar Associations to Co-work for Victims
 12:15 - 14:00 | Lunch
 14:00 - 15:30 | Concurrent Session 1 & 2:

Theme 1: Remedying human rights violations against migrants and refugees and the role of lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region
Theme 2: The Role of Defence Lawyers and Bar Associations towards the Abolition of Death Penalty in Asia

 15:40 - 17:10 | Concurrent Session 3 & 4:
Theme 3: Children’s Rights and Global Environmental Issues including Climate Change
Theme 4: Cross-border efforts to eradicate gender violence - Online harassment of women

Day 3: Monday September 4th
 09:30 - 12:00 | Social Program
Visit the Fukuoka High Court and the Fukuoka Public Prosecutors Office
(Meeting Time and Place: 09:30@Fukuoka Bar Association's Hall (2nd floor))
 12:00 - 13:30 | Lunch
 13:30 - 15:00 | Plenary Session 2:Promoting Access to Effective Remedy in Business and Human Rights: The Role and Cooperation of Lawyers Beyond Borders
 15:10 - 16:00 | Closing Ceremony


Click HERE to register (Click on English)

※Deadline: Friday August 18th, 2023 (11:00pm, JST)


English and Japanese
Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation will be provided at the sessions.
Organiser LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific)
Joint Organisers Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Fukuoka Bar Association
Supported by Tokyo Bar Association, DAI-ICHI Tokyo Bar Association, DAI-NI Tokyo Bar Association, Osaka Bar Association, Kyushu Federation of Bar Associations, Japan LAWASIA Friendship Association

International Affairs Division, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Email: international@nichibenren.or.jp

Important Notes

■ Refund / Cancellation / No Show Policy

  1. If you wish to cancel your place, you must notify the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) in writing at international@nichibenren.or.jp
  2. The following terms will apply to any notice of cancellation of attendance at the Conference received by the JFBA:

    • Up to and including July 14th, 2023: 50% of the full registration fee will be refunded

    • From July 15th, 2023: no refund will be provided, substitutions are accepted (the JFBA must be informed in writing at the above email address of all substitutions by August 18th, 2023.)

  3. Please note that this cancellation policy still applies should you have difficulties in obtaining your visa and are unable to attend the Conference.

■ Travel Arrangements and Visas

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. It is recommended that you check your visa requirements with your local embassy or consulate. The JFBA is unable to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application prior to receipt of your registration and full payment of registration fees. Please apply for your visa in good time.  If you need to apply for a visa, please contact at his525-desk@his-world.com
For visa information in Japan, please refer to the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

■ Privacy Policy

Your personal information will be strictly managed in accordance with the privacy policy of the JFBA and will be used for the affairs of this event. The obtained personal information may be statistically processed and analyzed, and the results may be published in a state where no individual will be identified.

Your personal information will also be provided to the LAWASIA Secretariat located in Australia, so please read below before registering and agreeing to participate.

(i) Name of the country to which personal information will be transferred: the Commonwealth of Australia

(ii) Information on the system for the protection of personal information in the Commonwealth of Australia
Source: The website of the Personal Information Protection Commission in Japan (Japanese)

(iii) Information on measures taken by LAWASIA to protect personal information

We have confirmed that, based on the eight principles of the OECD Privacy Guidelines, the measures taken by LAWASIA are at the same level as those required to be taken by businesses handling personal data in Japan.

■ Others

For other Important Notes such as Health and Safety Protocols, Liabilities, Event recording, Photography, and Force Majeure, please check here.

Reference Information

■ Hotel Accommodation

Participants are responsible for making accommodation reservations directly with the hotel and entering into an agreement with the hotel regarding credit card guarantees, cancellation terms and conditions, and room rates. The JFBA cannot accept responsibility for hotel accommodation disputes between participants and hotels. Information of hotels near the venue:

1. Nishitetsu Grand Hotel
3. Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Fukuoka
4. Hotel Monterey La Soeur Fukuoka
5. Richmond Hotel Tenjin Nishidori

■ Destination

1. First-Time Visitor Information (By Japan National Tourism Organization)
2. Japan Visitor Hotline (By Japan National Tourism Organization)
3. About Fukuoka (By Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau)
4. Fukuoka City Guide “YOKA NAVI” (By Fukuoka City)
5. Fukuoka Promotional Videos (By Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau)

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Photographs provided by Fukuoka City




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