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Public Consultation on Proposed Human Rights Statement for Tokyo 2020

17 June 2015

Caux Round Table Japan (CRT-Japan) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) are working together to help galvanise respect for human rights as part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The two organisations are preparing a Human Rights Statement...

Caux Round Table Japan (CRT-Japan) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) are working together to help galvanise respect for human rights as part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The two organisations are preparing a Human Rights Statement for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and welcome comments on the draft statement before submitting a final version to the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) and encouraging them to adopt it as their own.

CRT-Japan and IHRB believe the publication, and subsequent implementation, of an explicit human rights statement by TOCOG will provide the necessary starting point towards ensuring human rights are respected throughout the preparations and delivery of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held from July to September in Tokyo, Japan.

The Draft Statement also comes in response to the findings of a recent survey into Sustainability Themes for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. Over fifty stakeholders from Japan, the UK, USA, and Switzerland responded to questions on sustainability issues TOCOG should prioritise in the lead up to the 2020 Games. Human rights and labour rights, and the need for greater stakeholder engagement, emerged as top issues.  

Procedures for Submitting Comments

  1. Draft Document for comments:
    The document is available in English and Japanese.  
  2. Process for Submissions
    • Consultation Period and Deadline
      Tuesday, June 16 to Friday, July 10, 2015. Submissions made after this deadline may not be considered and are at the discretion of CRT-Japan and IHRB.

    • Submission Address
      Please send your comments to CRT-Japan by e-mail [email protected] as an attached document in MS Word format. Please kindly be advised that we are unable to accept comments by other methods (such as by telephone, fax or post).

    • Email Procedures
      Address to: CRT-Japan [email protected]
      Subject Header: Comments on Human Rights Statement for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020 (draft)
      Please include at the top of the body of the email your:
      Affiliation, Name (Name of Organisation/Company, Department and Name), E-mail Address & Telephone Number.
      Please state clearly if you wish your submission to remain anonymous.

    • Call for Comments
      We welcome comments on any aspect of the Draft Human Rights Statement. In particular, please state if there are any additional areas that you feel should be included. We would be grateful if you would provide an explanation for your suggestions, giving as much detail as possible.

      Please organise your comments under the relevant headings used in the Draft Statement attached below, stating page numbers and paragraph positions where appropriate as these will enable us to process the information effectively.

    • Enquiries
      Tel: +81-3-5728-6365  Fax: +81-3-5728-6366  Email: [email protected]

  3. Management and Handling of Comments

    All the comments submitted will be considered by CRT-Japan and IHRB in our final synthesis, but we cannot promise to reflect every viewpoint as there may be repetition and possibly contradictory points of view. All organisations and individuals submitting comments on the draft statement will be recognised by name and affiliation and their contributions made available online unless they explicitly request to remain anonymous.

    Addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses will not be published. If the comments include private information, by which a particular individual can be identified, or any information deemed to damage the property rights or other basic rights of any individual or corporation, the relevant section of the text will be deleted at the time of publication. We are unable to respond to individual comments.

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