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 …

I diritti umani in Giappone: la critica e l’apprezzamento da parte del sistema europeo

  In Giappone durante gli anni Novanta e gli ultimi anni del 1800 è stata data forma ad uno stato forte e risoluto. Le idee liberali e social democratiche influenzarono il pensiero degli intellettuali dell’epoca; ed i movimenti popolari con alcuni istituzioni interne iniziarono ad acquisire una qualche forma di …