North Korean Human Rights Abuses Awareness Week is held every year from December 10 to 16 to increase interest and awareness of human rights abuses by North Korea, including the abduction issue.
With the swelling momentum in the international community to call on North Korea to improve its human rights situation and resolve the issue, the Government of Japan is to host an “International Symposium -International Cooperation to Seek the Accountability for Human Rights Violations in North Korea, Including the Abduction Issue-” which invites Mr. Marzuki Darusman, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK and experts on this field, and will discuss possible way of policy coordination and collaboration in the international community to effectively seek accountability for human rights violations in North Kore. We look forward to your participation.
The information on the symposium is as follows:
Date: Saturday, December 10 2015
Time: 14:00 ~ 16:00 (Doors open at 13:00)
Hosts: Headquarters for the Abductions Issue, Ministry of Justice
Supporter: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Venue: Iino Hall (4F, Iino Building, 2-1-1 Uchisaiwai-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo)
Admission fee: Free
*Application is required (seating is first-come first-served)
Part 1 International Symposium
(1) Open Remarks by Mr. Katsunobu Kato, Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue
(2) Keynote Speech by Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK
(3) Panel Discussion
-Dr.Toshiya Hoshino, Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University (Former
Vice-President of Osaka University)
-Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK
-Mr. Lee Jung-Hoon, Ambassador-at-large on North Korean Human Rights of the Republic of Korea
-Mr. Hyun Sung Il, Former Researcher of Institute for the National Security Strategy of the Republic of Korea
-Mr. Motoo Noguchi, Former Judge in the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the
Courts of Cambodia
Part 2 Furusato no kaze mini concert
Language: English, Japanese and Korean simultaneous interpretation is provided.
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