Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Japan: Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodation
There are approximately 9.6 million people live with a disability in Japan, accounting for 7% of the total population. Moreover, there are 36 million people are over 65 years old. To address the needs of these population, Japan has enacted special laws such as “Disability Discrimination Elimination Act (2014)” and “The Law for Promoting Easy Mobility and Accessibility for the Aged and Disabled (2006)”, which provide barrier-free standards in construction, transportation, information, and other areas. Additionally, Japan has about 38 other laws and regulations related to people with disabilities. The Japanese government ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2014, and established a special disability policy reform committee.
Against this background, the speaker will discuss how to promote the construction of a barrier-free environment through legislation, administration, judiciary, and public education from the perspective of the domestic implementation of the CRPD, and how relevant legislations in Japan embody the principles of the CRPD to accommodate diversity and promote inclusiveness. Further, the speaker will explore how social organizations take root in local communities, represent members of society with different needs, participate in discussions, influence decision-making, and take steps to achieve inclusiveness and equality.
Speaker: Professor Nagase Osamu, Institute of Ars Vivendi at Ritsumeikan University
Date & Time: May 6, 2023 (Saturday) at 19:00-21:00 (Hong Kong time)
Language: Delivered in English with Mandarin Interpretation, Chinese Sign Language Interpretation (CSL) and Hong Kong Sign Language Interpretation (HKSL)
Platform: Online (Zoom Meeting)
時間：2023年5月6日(星期六) 19:00-21:00 (香港時間)
Registration Link 註冊連結: https://bit.ly/42eaVcP
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