Dynamics of International Human Rights in Japan

  • Kohki Abe

Abstract

Starting with a preliminary evaluation of Canadian human rights practices, the author critically traces the development of international human rights ih Japan. While the country has been aflfcted favourably by the newly-emerging international human rights regime, judicial reluctance to acknowledge the relevance of human dignity leads the author to conclude that there is still a long way to go in achieving the desired situation. The article ends with a calI for the acceptance of treaty-based individual petition procedures, which in his view may effectively induce the judiciary to open up to the universal norms for the protection of human rights.
Published
1999-04-01
How to Cite
Abe, K. (1999). Dynamics of International Human Rights in Japan. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 18(2), 22-31. https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.22011
Section
Articles