Email: bhrlawyers.japan@gmail.com

Address: C/O Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), the University of Tokyo

3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8902, JAPAN

〒153-8902 東京都目黒区駒場3-8-1 東京大学 9号館304B 持続的平和研究センター気付

Tel: (+81)-3-5465-8842

The Business and Human Rights Lawyers Network Japan (BHR Lawyers) is an information-sharing network established through the collective action of lawyers, scholars, business persons and other legal specialists active in diverse areas ranging from business law practices to human rights advocacy.

Through the advancement of Business and Human Rights practices in Japan, the BHR Lawyers is promoting business to respect human rights and facilitating dialogues among stakeholders to ensure the access to remedies.

Our Goal

Call for Public Comments for

Engagement & Remedy Guidelines

 The Japan Responsible Supply Chains Committee, which is comprised of multi-stakeholder members, and which is operated and supported by the Business and Human Rights Lawyers Network Japan ("BHR Lawyers"), the Global Compact Network Japan ("GCNJ"), and the Civil Society Platform for Japan’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights ("BHR-NAP-CSP"), has formulated and announced the draft of  "Engagement" and "Remedy" Guidelines for Promotion of Responsible Business Conduct and Supply Chains.

 This project has been conducted under the assistance and advice of the OECD’s Responsible Business Conduct Unit and the ILO Office for Japan and accredited as the Tokyo 2020 Support Program (Sustainability).

 We welcome your comments on the draft of the Guidelines documents to make the Guidelines more practical and accessible for multi-stakeholders inside and outside Japan.

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News

2018/11/19

BHR Lawyers was featured in Nikkei Newspaper

The activities of BHR Lawyers were presented by one of our steering committee officers, Attorney Makoto Saito, in the legal section of Nikkei Newspaper (Japanese).

2018/10/28

BHR Lawyers supported a seminar "BUILDING AN ACCESS TO JUSTICE NETWORK FOR BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN ASIA" 

The University of Tokyo and City University of Hong Kong jointly organized an international seminar "BUILDING AN ACCESS TO JUSTICE NETWORK FOR BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN ASIA" in Hong Kong as post-event of the Asia Probono Conference. BHR Lawyers supported this event and the members of BHR Lawyers served as speakers.

2018/09/05

Discussion on the IBA Practical Guide and on the introduction of HRDD into M&A transactions

The BHR Lawyers hosted a round table meeting with Ms. Rocío Paniagua (Senior Legal Manager, Legal Policy & Research Unit, IBA) and Mr.  Daniel D'Ambrosio (UK Solicitor, DLA Piper London Office) to discuss the IBA Practical Guide on BHR and the opportunities and challenges for conducting HRDD through M&A transactions.

BHR Lawyers Database

Emi Omura

Attorney at Law (Japan)

[Article] The “business and human rights” principle cares gender pay gap

September, 2018

Daisuke Takahashi 

Attorney at Law (Japan)

[Article] Embedding respect for human rights in the Tokyo Olympics

December, 2017

Japan Federation of 

Bar Associations

[Guidance] Japan Federation ofBar Associations' Guidance on Human Rights Due Diligence

July, 2016