IMADR: Japan 2019

imadr logo 65   Tokyo, 2007 (foto: imadr)

 

 

2019: Assessing Japan's progress in promoting and protecting freedom of expression

Two years after the presentation of his country visit report to Japan, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, will present his follow-up report on Japan at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council which studies the Government of Japan's implementation of his recommendations. In response to the call for information, IMADR and All Okinawa Council for Human Rights (AOCHR) submitted a joint NGO report which focused on: the adoption of a broad anti-discrimination law; the enjoyment of the right to freedom of assembly; and the case of Mr. Hiroji Yamashiro.
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(Auszug: Introduction
This report is jointly prepared by All Okinawa Council for Human Rights (AOCHR) and the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR). This report seeks to supplement the information on the Government of Japan’s implementation of the recommendations contained in the country visit report on Japan by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (A/HRC/35/22/Add.1). The authors of the report welcome this opportunity to contribute to the Special Rapporteur’s upcoming follow-up report which is to be presented at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council in June 2019.)

2019: Empowerment of Dalit women in achieving SDGs

At the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council, a Dalit human rights defender called on the international community to ensure the inclusion and participation of Dalit women in efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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2019: UN must counter hatred and promote inclusion

At the panel discussion to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March), IMADR raised an alert over the discriminatory statements against migrants delivered by the Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade at the UN Human Rights Council.
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