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[News]Due process training for Chinese judges and legal professionals around North East Asia

The Asia Human Rights Commission, an international human rights NGO based in Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China), has held periodic consultations for Chinese judges, scholars and legal profession in North East Asia on due process of law in criminal justice. HRN members often participate in these consultations and serve as lecturers.
From August 21st to 24th in 2007, HRN Director Mr. Yasushi Higashizawa and Secretary General
Ms. Kazuko Ito participated as lecturers in one of these seminars, entitled "Seminar for the rule of law and due process in East-Asia" which was held in Seoul. Mr. Higashizawa and Ms. Ito gave a lecture on the recent reform of criminal justice, with a focus on the human rights problem in the course of criminal investigation in Japan. HRN hopes that these seminars and consultations lead to fair trials and respect for human rights in criminal justice in the Asian region. Participants of this meeting were mainly from People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea and Japan.