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United Nations to review Japan’s compliance regarding the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the first time

From the 22nd, the United Nations will examine the status of the Japanese government's efforts regarding the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which has been signed by more than 180 countries. This is the first time for Japan to be screened, and a meeting to be held in Geneva, Switzerland will also include an opportunity to interview people with disabilities.

From The Mainichi Shimbun

August 20 2022

TOKYO – From the 22nd, the United Nations will examine the status of the Japanese government’s efforts regarding the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which has been signed by more than 180 countries. This is the first time for Japan to be screened, and a meeting to be held in Geneva, Switzerland will also include an opportunity to interview people with disabilities. The review will continue until the 23rd and will issue recommendations or reach a conclusion by mid-September.

The Convention, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2006, prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and seeks to guarantee the same rights as those without disabilities. In Japan, the revised Basic Law for Persons with Disabilities was enacted in 2011, and the Act for the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities was enacted in 2013. ratified the convention in 2014.

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