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Human Rights Now is an international human rights NGO based in Tokyo, Japan and its members comprise over 700 individuals and organizations, including lawyers, scholars, journalists, law firms, former UN official, retired Japanese Supreme Court Justices, and activists. Human Rights Now works for promotion and protection of human rights for people in the world, with a special focus on Asia.

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[Joint Statement] Go Beyond a Short-term Improvement in UNIQLO’s suppliers

Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) and Human Rights Now (HRN), together with other Japan based CSOs, have organized a series of public events such as press conferences and seminars in Japan to raise public awareness of the issue of labour rights violation by UNIQLO’s suppliers in China. The series of events have created pressure on UNIQLO to respond publicly to this issue.


The press conference at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ)

The press conference at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ)

The video of the press conference at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) is available by clicking the image above.

Upper house reveals the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques”: The Obama administration should investigate and prosecute the former personnel who involved in the reported grave human rights violations

In December 2014, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States released an executive summary on the Central Intelligence Agency’s “Detention and Interrogation program”, revealing the CIA’s numerous brutal tortures clearly against the international law practiced after 9/11. Although the media has brought up the CIA’s secret detention and interrogation before, it is the first time ever for a part of the Senate’s report to be made public.


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