Result of the Election of the Members of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC)

December 9, 2011

  1. On December 9 (local time), the election of the members of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC) was held in Bern, Switzerland, and Prof. Shuichi Furuya, a professor of International Law at Waseda Law School, Waseda University (a new candidate) was elected.

  2. Prof. Furuya has so far made significant contributions inside and outside of Japan in the area of international law, including international humanitarian law and international criminal law. He has experience serving as a Co-Rapporteur at the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict, as a member of Executive Council Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law, and as a member of the Science Council of Japan.

  3. It is significant for Japan, as a country that places importance on the strengthening of the effectiveness of international humanitarian law and the ensuring of its proper implementation, that Prof. Furuya contributes to the efforts of the IHFFC by harnessing his wide experience and knowledge concerning international humanitarian law.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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