Statement submitted 136th session Human Rights Committee (10 Oct 2022 – 04 Nov 2022) on Japan

Statement submitted 136th session Human Rights Committee (10 Oct 2022 – 04 Nov 2022) on Japan

The assassination in Nara, Japan, of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
on July 8, 2022, was followed by a campaign of intolerance, discrimination, and
persecution of the Unification Church, now called the Family Federation for World
Peace and Unification (we will use “Unification Church” and “Family Federation
for World Peace and Unification” interchangeably here, as most media do,
although we are aware of the historical nuances and differences). During the course of this campaign, the human rights of the members of the Unification Church in Japan were seriously, systematically, and blatantly violated.

Statement submitted 136th session Human Rights Committee (10 Oct 2022 – 04 Nov 2022) on Japan

Supplemental Statement submitted at the 136th session, Human Rights Committee (10 Oct 2022 – 4 Nov 2022) on Japan

The statement submitted by CAP-LC on the intolerance, discrimination, and persecution of the Unification Church/Family Federation for World Peace and Unification in Japan concerns an ongoing situation, whose evolution CAP-LC continues to monitor. Unfortunately, as compared to when we submitted our original statement, the situation is getting worse, and there are new elements we believe the Committee should also urgently consider.

HRC 51st Session : The Republic of Korea: The Jeongeup Murder Case and the Continued Persecution of Shincheonji

HRC 51st Session : The Republic of Korea: The Jeongeup Murder Case and the Continued Persecution of Shincheonji

on June 18 the Christian TV network CBS broadcast a statement of the murderer, who said he had committed the crime because his ex-wife was a member of a Korean Christian new religious movement, Shincheonji. It came out that in the days before the murder the assassin went though four counseling sessions with Pastor Oh Myeong-hyeon of the Heresy Research Center, an institution specialized in fighting Shincheonji and other groups it considers “heretic,” which also supports kidnapping and forced conversion (deprogramming). Obviously Pastor Oh did not suggest that the man killed his ex-wife, but he excited his hatred against Shincheonji. To deflect blame from himself, Pastor Oh later held a press conference where he claimed that Shincheonji was responsible for the crime and should be punished. If the wife had not joined Shincheonji the crime would never have happened, he said.

OSCE 2022 Plenary Session VII Rule of Law II The Case of Cyrille Adam

OSCE 2022 Plenary Session VII Rule of Law II The Case of Cyrille Adam

Despite France is adherent to the ICCPR, to the Tokyo Rule, to the UNODC recommendations on prison conditions, it has been repeatedly pointed out on this issue during its UPR in 2018, by the ECHR, the OIP and the CPT. Moreover, on April 2021 a law was voted in France intended to guarantee the right to respect for dignity in detention.

Translate »