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Peoples’ Tribunal on Crimes against Women of Burma (Japan)

By Women's League of Burma, Human Rights Now  •  June 26, 2010

June 27th 2010(Sun)  1:PM to 5 PM
Aoyama Gakuin University, Hotei sitsu
Open to the Public
Information   03-3835-2110, 080-6787-0959

Adjudicated by
Mr. Kunio Hamada – Lawyer, former Supreme Court Judge
Mr. Hideaki Kubori – Lawyer, former Vice president of JFBA (Japan Federation of Bar Association)
Ms. Hiroko Goto – Professor of Law (Chiba University), Member of the Governmental Research Committee on violence Against Women
Mr. Osamu Niikura – Professor of Law (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Ms. Miho Shikida – Secretary General of IADL (International Association of the Democratic Lawyers)

Ms. Kazuko Ito – Lawyer, Secretary General of the Human Rights Now

“The tribunal is a justice and advocacy initiative.”

The Judges will hear the testimony from several women of Burma who will share their personal stories of surviving human rights violations and crimes under military rules in Burma. Their voices and the findings and recommendations of the judges will be directed to the Burmese regime and the international community.  The tribunal will provide a powerful spot light on the oppression on women of Burma in order to support the development of a just and peaceful Burma.

Women’s League of Burma (WLB)
Since 1999, Women league of Burma, an umbrella organization comprising twelve different ethnic women’s organizations of Burma has worked for the advancement of the status of women towards a peaceful and just society.

Human Rights Now
Human Rights Now, in which most of the members are lawyers, is working to raise awareness and pursue the implementation of international human right standards inside and outside Japan with a special focus on the Asian countries. HRN has engaged in human rights advocacy in global for the such as the United Nations to improve compliance with human rights norms as a prerequisite to development and peace building.

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