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International Law, Human Rights, and Japanese LawThe Impact of International Law on Japanese Law$
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Yuji Iwasawa

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198259121

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259121.001.0001

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Concluding Chapter

Concluding Chapter

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(p.288) VII. Concluding Chapter
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International Law, Human Rights, and Japanese Law
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YUJI IWASAWA

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259121.003.0007

This chapter discusses the final observations made about the impact of international law on Japanese law. Conclusions are drawn with respect to the impact of international law on Japanese law and the relationship between international law and Japanese law. Japanese courts are reluctant to deal with international law because of their unfamiliarity with this new branch of law, and this unfamiliarity and reluctance is illustrated in this chapter with many concrete examples. The chapter also discusses that Japanese law has significantly improved through the revision of laws, and even though direct invocation of international human rights law is unsuccessful before the courts, the laws are often eventually amended in the political process. It is also shown that international human rights adjudication has been less effective as a legal weapon for winning cases in the courts than it has a political means of giving legitimacy to movements to change Japanese laws.

Keywords:   international law, Japanese law, Japanese courts, human rights

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