Dynamics of International Human Rights in Japan

  • Kohki Abe


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.
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