Japan: Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee – 130th Session, 12 October – 6 November 2020

Index Number: ASA 22/3065/2020

This submission provides an overview of the organization’s main concerns about the Japanese government’s compliance with its obligations under the Covenant, including, the lack of progress in establishing a national human rights institution and towards the abolition of the death penalty. It also highlights discrimination against LGBTI people and ethnic minorities, violations of the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, violations of the right to privacy, lack of justice and reparation for victims of the military sexual slavery system before and during World War II and violations of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.

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