Authorized NPO DPI Japan Conference
The 11th DPI Policy Debate on Persons with Disabilities “Let’s use the concluding observations to advance the domestic implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!” will be held on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4.
Leveraging Concluding Observations to Fully Implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Authorized NPO DPI Japan Conference (Location: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Chair: Midori Hirano) held the 11th DPI Disability Policy Discussion Meeting on December 3 (Sat) and 4 (Sun), “Using the Concluding Observations, Let’s advance the domestic implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!” will be held online
In 2022, we are about to enter the 4th year of the fight against the corona pandemic, and while there is still no exit in sight, we are worried about the days of fear and pain of our friends with
disabilities living in countries on the brink of peace. .
Conflicts and wars are the greatest threats to the survival of persons with disabilities. I hope that they will return to their peaceful daily lives as soon as possible and work together to realize an inclusive world.
On the other hand, 2022 was also an epoch-making year for us disabled people in Japan. The review of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was held two years late, was held in August. As a result of the concerted efforts of organizations of persons with disabilities and civil society, very detailed and strict concluding remarks (recommendations) were issued to the Japanese government. was released in just two weeks. It can be said that the ball has been thrown to us as well as to the Japanese government.
More than ever before, we must pool our wisdom and embark on concrete initiatives to realize the inclusive society that the world aspires to.
For this year’s policy debate, we welcome Ms. Mi-young Kim,
vice-chairman of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and a member of the Japan Committee on Japan, who delivered a moving closing remark.
Looking back on the examination of Japan in August, I would like to ask you to teach us again about the many issues facing Japan that were pointed out in the concluding observations, and to develop further discussions. Subcommittees will also be held on community life, advocacy, women with disabilities, and international cooperation based on the concluding remarks.
I sincerely hope that many like-minded persons with disabilities, supporters, researchers, and others will participate in this meeting. Let’s use the concluding observations to advance the domestic implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!
■ Date and time:
December 3 (Sat) 13:00-18:30 plenary session, advocacy subcommittee December 4th (Sun) 10:00-16:30 International Cooperation, Women with Disabilities, Community Life Subcommittee
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○ Day 1: Saturday, December 3 (13:00-18:30)
Plenary session 13:00-16:30
■Plenary Session: “Let’s use the Concluding Observations to advance the domestic implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!”
On August 22nd and 23rd in Geneva, Switzerland, Japan’s first constructive dialogue (examination) was held after the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Conducted hearings and lobbying activities.
As a result of these positive efforts by persons with disabilities and related parties in Japan, the concluding observations
(recommendations) submitted by the Commission on the Rights of Japan to the Japanese government on September 9 included the suspension of segregated education and forced hospitalization in psychiatric hospitals. It accurately points out Japan’s issues, such as calling for the abolition of laws that make it possible.
In the plenary session, we invited Ms. Kim Mi-young, vice-chairman of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, who was greatly involved in the preparation of the concluding remarks as the person in charge of Japan’s country. He will also talk about the deinstitutionalization guidelines announced on the same day as the concluding observations.
In the second half, we will have DPI members who participated in the constructive dialogue on-site talk about local situations such as lobbying activities, and the points of the concluding remarks. 13:00-13:15: Opening ceremony, greetings from the organizer, greetings from guests
13:15-14:15 Part 1 “Overall observations in Japan, good practices in domestic implementation, de-institutional guidelines, etc.”
Presenter: Mi-young Kim (Vice-Chair of the United Nations Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)
14:25-14:45 “General Report on Geneva”
Reported by Natsuki Soda (DPI Special Standing Committee), Hiroaki Furihata (DPI Standing Committee)
14:45-15:25 “Points of concluding remarks”
Report: Koji Onoe (DPI Vice-Chairman, Cabinet Office Policy Advisor for Persons with Disabilities), Choi Young-Hyun (DPI Assistant Chairman)
15:35-15:55 “Lobbying activity report”
Reporters: Naoki Okamoto (DPI Standing Committee Member, CIL Fuchu), Mai Kawabata (Tsukuba Center for Independent Living Honyara) and others
15:55-16:30 “Future exercise”
Koji Onoe (DPI Vice-Chairman, Advisor on Measures for Persons with Disabilities, Cabinet Office), Satoshi Sato (DPI Secretary-General), Choi Young-Hyun (DPI Assistant Chairman)
Commentator: Kim Mi-young (Vice-Chair, United Nations Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)
■ Rights Protection Subcommittee “Think about human rights from the voice of the ‘inside’ of a psychiatric hospital and think about what can be done”
There are 338,000 psychiatric beds in Japan, which is 20% of the world’s psychiatric beds. The average length of hospital stay for all clinical departments is 29.1 days, but the average length of hospital stay for psychiatry is 285 days. Even now, many mentally ill people who are forced to be hospitalized on a yearly basis are kept “inside” in hospitals. Many of them continue to suffer multiple serious human rights violations, such as forced hospitalization and physical restraints.
The recommendations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities strongly demand immediate improvement of Japan’s serious lack of mental health care. This subcommittee is an opportunity to listen to the voices of people with mental disabilities who have suffered human rights violations, learn what is happening in hospitals, and think about what we can do. I want to
-reporter- (on request)
Jokei Aruga (Director and nurse of the authorized NPO Osaka
Psychiatric Human Rights Center) Disseminates various information and initiatives on YouTube, etc., as “Toward the realization of mental health that protects human dignity and can be treated with peace of mind.” keep doing.
Experienced Social Hospitalization
Odawara Takashi (Daiseiren Bochibochi Club), who experienced forced hospitalization
Seiko Ohashi, who experienced physical restraint (Daiseiren Bochibochi Club) Coordinator: Makiko Kato (Coral Taito, Peer Support Center for the Mentally Disabled)
○ Second day: Sunday, December 4 (10:00-16:40)
■International Cooperation Subcommittee “Country Impact of the Concluding Observations – How did you receive the recommendations and how did you put them into practice?”
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is to receive biennial reports from States parties on the implementation of the CRPD. We will consider examples from other countries on how they responded to the questions from the committee who read the report and the concluding observations made through constructive dialogue, and use them as a reference in Japan in the future.
・Korea (2014) Choi Youngjun (DPI Japan Conference)
・ Thailand (2016) Arunee Limmanee (Ratchasuda University)
・ Nepal (2018) Anjana K C (Pokhara Independent Living Center) ・ Mongolia (2015) Chuluunaa Andrakhbayar (Universal Progress Independent Living Center Director)
Costa Rica (2014) Takeshi Inoue (Mainstream Association)
Video appearance under negotiation
-Summary, general comment-
Toshihiro Azuma (Kumamoto Gakuen University, Advisor to the Japanese Government Delegation to the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)
Subcommittee on Women with Disabilities “Not just Article 6! ~Positioning multiple and intersecting discrimination in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities~”
At the United Nations Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, many members asked questions from a wide range of perspectives regarding multiple and intersecting discrimination against women with disabilities as a cross-cutting issue.
The concluding remarks issued to the Japanese government included concerns and recommendations on 14 articles, including community life, educational settings, and abuse in facilities and hospitals. Needless to say, it is an issue of Article 6, and it strongly appealed that it needs to be recognized as a mainstream issue in the CRPD.
This time, Ms. Miyoung Kim, Vice-Chairman of the United Nations Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, made her observations in the recommendation to Japan as the expert in charge, and Kumiko Fujiwara, Standing Member of the Women’s Section, who directly participated in the review of Japan in Geneva, and as a researcher. I would like to hear from Ms. Emiko Tanaka about the examination of Japan in Geneva, and I would like to think about our future efforts.
Mi-young Kim (Vice-Chair of the United Nations Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)
Kumiko Fujiwara (DPI Standing Committee Member, DPI Women with Disabilities Network Representative, NPO CIL Kobe Besuketto) Designated remarks: Emiko Tanaka (Tokyo Kasei University)
■ Regional Life Subcommittee “Summary Observations, Achievements and Issues of the Revised Comprehensive Support Act for Persons with Disabilities as Seen from Deinstitutionalization Guidelines” In June of this year, the Subcommittee on Persons with Disabilities of the Social Security Council compiled a report (report) on the revision of the Act on Comprehensive Support for Persons with Disabilities three years after the law was enacted. Based on the contents of the report, a bill to revise the Act on Comprehensive Support for Persons with Disabilities is expected to be submitted to the extraordinary session of the Diet in autumn or to the ordinary session of the Diet next year.
On the other hand, in August, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was reviewed with Japan (constructive dialogue) for the first time since its ratification in Geneva, Switzerland. At the same time, the Deinstitutionalization Working Group of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities formulated the guidelines for deinstitutionalization.
Is the content of the revision of the Act on Comprehensive Support for Persons with Disabilities, which is scheduled to be submitted, based on such international trends? I would like to deepen the discussion on the achievements and challenges of the revised Comprehensive Support Bill for Persons with Disabilities based on the concluding
observations and deinstitutionalization guidelines issued by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Emiko Tanaka (Tokyo Kasei University)
Ayafumi Niwa (Secretary General of National Community Life Support Network) Masahiro Tanaka (Executive Director of the National Federation of Incubation Associations)
* Others are being adjusted
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Organization name: Authorized NPO DPI Japan Conference
Location: 〒101-0054 3-11-8 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Musashino Building 5F
Overview of activities: Established in 1986. Based on the vision of “Creating an inclusive society where all people can grow, learn, work and live together with hope and dignity through a movement aiming to realize the rights of persons with disabilities ~Toward the full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities~” , Policy proposals to the government, rights advocacy activities, etc. 92 organizations nationwide are members. (As of October 2022)
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