IMADR: Japan 2020
21st March is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
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INPUTS FOR THEMATIC REPORT ON NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, RACIAL EQUALITY, AND NON DISCRIMINATION
15. November 2019
With the rapid growth of social media, disinformation and hate speech have become one of the major human rights concerns in the todays world . Social media have been increasingly questioned for its role in spreading disinformation, incitements to violence, distrust in media and democratic institutions, which were once celebrated as powerful tools for freedom of democracy.
List of issues and questions prior to the submission of the ninth periodic report of Japan
Please provide information on the measures taken to ensure the full incorporation of the provisions of the Convention into national legislation. Please report on the training, capacity-building and awareness-raising programmes undertaken by the State party to familiarize the Government, ministries, parliamentarians and the judiciary with the Convention and the Committee’s general recommendations. Please indicate whether an impact assessment of such training has been undertaken. Please provide examples of cases in which the provisions of the Convention have been referred to by domestic courts. In the light of the Committee’s previous concluding observations on the combined seventh and eighth periodic reports of Japan (...) and the recommendations made by the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review in 2018 (...), please elaborate on the consideration given to the ratification of the Optional Protocol and any obstacles to ratification. Please also report on the plan and prospects for approval by the parliament (Diet) in relation to the time frame for ratifying the Protocol.
List - Complaints bodies for incidents of racism and discrimination