Japan's Security / Peace & Stability of the International Community
Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance, Refugees
September 13, 2019
Japan's Human Rights Commitments and Pledges (Candidature for HRC membership 2020-2022)
Japan's and United Nations' Activities on Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all human beings are born free and have the right to live with dignity. Many people in the world, however, are not able to enjoy their rights. The United Nations has thus engaged itself in activities to improve human rights situations. Japan strongly supports UN activities in the human rights field, believing that all human rights are universal.
UN Human Rights Instruments
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- International Covenants on Human Rights (International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights)
- International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
- Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
- International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Strengthening the foundations of democracy promotes the participation of the people in governance and development and also leads to the protection and promotion of human rights.
The Japanese Government has been actively supporting the efforts of developing countries toward democratization and the transition to market-oriented economies.