Japan situation as shared by Mari Yamamoto

Mari Yamamoto from Japan shared their report to the UN the Committee against torture and the

Human rights Committee

Please visit website:

Japanese U/S shadow report to the Committee against Torture
http://www.jngmdp.org/wp-content/uploads/CAT-parallelfinal.pdf

http://www.jngmdp.org/wp-content/uploads/graphs-in-report.pdf
Their shadow report to the Human Rights Committee

http://www.jngmdp.org/wp-content/uploads/final-CCPR1.pdf

Ms María Soledad Cisternas Reyes, Chairperson of the CRPD committee will come to Japan early next month and she will speak at JDF(cross disability organization and our national group is a member of it) seminar.

In Japan, many professionals and human rights activists and also some users believe that forced hospitalization is necessary for U/S and the Japan Federation of Bar Associations –a human rights’ lawyers organization- recently published a statement for perfect implementation of CRPD and  they said that forced hospitalization is necessary and should be minimized with advocacy system.

At this link, please find a comprehensive overview of the Japanese laws on disabilities and references to the mental health legislation

http://www.dinf.ne.jp/doc/english/law/japan/30select.html

The national organization of users and survivors are now trying to organize the cross disability organizations and also human rights NGO including JFBA members to make the campaign to amend Prevent Abuse against PWDs ACT and to make the monitoring body for mental hospitals and institutions. The ACT will be amended next year.

 

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