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Japan: Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee: 111th session of the Human Rights Committee (7-25th July 2014)

, Index number: ASA 22/002/2014

This submission provides an overview of the organization’s main concerns about the Japanese government’s compliance with its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It highlights concerns with respect to the constitutional and legal framework, discrimination and advocacy of hatred; the denial of the military sexual slavery system by public officials; the continuing and increasing use of the death penalty; the daiyo kangoku system of pre-trial detention; the recognition of refugees; medical care in immigration detention centres; and the enactment of the Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets.

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