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29 May 2024


Japan: UN Working Group on BHR provides recommendations to Govt. including establishment of national human rights institution & addressing gender gaps in wages, in newly published report

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”“日本は独立した人権機関設立を” 国連人権理事会の作業部会,” 29 May 2024

[Unofficial description by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights published a report and made various recommendations to the government, expressing concerns such as the lack of a national human rights institution, gender gaps in wages and executive management roles, and long working hours.

The international human rights NGO, Human Rights Now, said that in light of the report's findings, efforts should be made to close the gaps with international standards.