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Japan: Joint NGO report to UN Human Rights Committee on the state of racial discrimination

Date : 2020.11.12

For the consideration of the 7th periodic report of Japan by the UN Human Rights Committee (CCPR), the Japan NGO Network for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ERD Net) submitted a joint NGO report on the situation of indigenous peoples, minorities and migrants in the country. IMADR works as the Secretariat of ERD Net.

Download the report – Part I , Part II

Part I

  • Ratification of the 1st Optional Protocol
  • Establishment of national human rights institution
  • Comprehensive law on anti-racial discrimination
  • Hate speech
  • Buraku discrimination
  • Gender-based violence against migrant women
  • Trafficking in persons
  • Technical intern training
  • Treatment of aliens, including refugees and asylum seekers
  • Arbitrary deprivation of liberty of a human rights defender in Okinawa

Part II

  • Right to participate in local politics
  • Rights of minorities – Ryukyus as indigenous
  • Rights of minorities – Exclusion of Korean high school students
  • Discrimination against minorities under the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Exclusion of tuition-free measures to preschool facilities
  • Minority status and rights of ethnic Korean residents
  • Right of re-entry to Japan of ethnic Korean residents
  • Denial of the right to ethnic education
  • Restriction on the appointment of foreign nationals as local governmental employees
  • Discrimination in the appointment of foreign nationals as teacher
  • Exclusion of older ethnic Korean residents from the pension system
  • Equality before the law – racial profiling
  • Unequal treatment of migrants in the emergency measures
  • Unequal treatment of migrants at the border in the COVID-19 pandemic

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