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International Law, Human Rights, and Japanese Law: The Impact of International Law on Japanese Law

Yuji Iwasawa

Abstract

The impact international law has had on Japanese law has been substantial, especially in the field of human rights. The author of this volume, one of Japan's leading international lawyers, examines extensively the relationship between his country's domestic rules and regulations, and the numerous international treaties and conventions which it has ratified in recent years. Some changes were made to domestic laws in an attempt to make them conform with these international instruments, but individuals went to the courts to try to obtain further necessary modification. Such direct invocations of ... More

Keywords: international law, Japan, human rights, sexual equality, aliens, Japanese courts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198259121
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259121.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yuji Iwasawa, author
University of Tokyo