Human Rights in Japan
The lecture will address Japan’s legal system and human rights issues (including issues related to gender, discrimination, migrants, and the death penalty etc), as well as human rights in Japan’s foreign policy and diplomacy, and Japan’s role in the UN.
André Asplund is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS), Stockholm School of Economics. He obtained his MA in Asian Studies from the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University and his PhD from the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University in Tokyo. His dissertation dealt with the origin of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and the impact of civil society organization on the negotiation processes. In his current position as research fellow, André has returned to the topic in which his academic career started, researching Japanese foreign policies and in particular the nexus between human rights and development in Japanese foreign aid.