Importance Of Human Rights In Japan

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I. INTRODUCTION

Japan is an island nation in East Asia with a small population of approximately 127 million people. As a developed and industrialized country, Japan is known for its tradition and its deeply rich culture; however, it is also known as a country with one of the strictest laws in the world. This includes the Human Rights law. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview on the human rights conditions in Japan based on how the country is maintaining 5 articles chosen from “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. The 5 articles will be chosen based on what is believed in my opinion, the most universally humane and fair. After acquiring the evidence necessary to see whether this country looks after or neglects upholding
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Human rights are basic rights and fundamental freedoms that are expressed and guaranteed by law, which all human beings are entitled to, no matter the person's nationality, place of residence, sex, ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. These rights are written in an international document called, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. From this document, I have chosen the following 5 articles:

• Article 4: No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
• Article 5: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
• Article 10: Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against
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The Japanese government cooperated with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and other humanitarian organizations in providing protection and assistance to internally displaced persons, refugees, asylum seekers, and other persons of concern. Refugee status, however, is granted exceedingly rarely. There were 7,586 applicants for refugee status in 2015, the largest number since the country began recognizing refugee status and more than a 50-percent increase compared with 2014. Authorities granted refugee status to 27

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