Consumers’ rights under international law

Consumers’ rights under international law Is the protection of vulnerable consumers a new frontier of human rights? INTRODUCTION Consumer rights protection has become more and more relevant since the end of the Second World War. Nowadays, many national systems provide specific norms in the field of the protection of consumers, …

Brief commentary on the debate about the “Conspiracy Bill” that might be approved soon in Japan

What does the role of a Special UN Rapporteur consist of? The Rapporteur is, according to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights’ (OHCHR) website, an independent expert on human rights who is appointed by the Human Rights Council and serves in his personal capacities, with mandate to …

The issue of “comfort women”: denial, recognition, initiatives of the Japanese Goverments

During the Second World War uncountable war crimes were comitted. Unfortunately, when related to the Pacific War, many of those crimes remain out of the spotlight in westwern countries. This is maybe the case of forced “military prostitution” in those territories occupied by the Japanese Imperial Army in Asia between …