Human Rights Council: Detention conditions and the use of the death penalty in Japan

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On 14 July 2022, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation Center for Prisoners’ Rights (CPR) made a joint submission for the fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Japan, which is expected to be held in early 2023. The joint submission focuses on developments related to detention conditions and the use of the death penalty since Japan’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November 2017.

Since Japan’s third UPR, there has been no progress in the implementation of most of the recommendations received with regard to the death penalty and detention conditions. During Japan’s third UPR, the Japanese government did not accept all 23 recommendations it received concerning the death penalty, and all eight recommendations related to detention conditions.

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