Initiatives to Promote the SDGs in the Ministry of Justice
What are the SDGs?
The year 2020 kicked off a reaffirmation of the global commitment towards achieving the 2030 agenda (the Decade of Action), and the Japanese Government is mobilizing for accelerated action with multiple stakeholders such as international organizations, local governments, the business sector, educational institutions, NGOs, youth and so on.
JAPAN SDGs Action Platform (What are the SDGs?) (Ministry of Foreign Affairs website)
Efforts of the Japanese Government
At the 9th Meeting of the SDGs Promotion Headquarters held in December 2020, the “SDGs Action Plan 2021” was adopted, which details various efforts of the Japanese Government to achieve the SDGs.
JAPAN SDGs Action Platform (Efforts of Japanese Government) (Ministry of Foreign Affairs website)
Efforts of Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice is working on the following measures that can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.
Ministry of Justice's Commitment to the SDGs (English) (PDF)
[International Cooperation on Rule of Law]
The 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Kyoto Congress) will be held! (Ministry of Justice website)
Legal Technical Assistance (PDF)
Promotion of the foreign language translation of Japanese laws
Japanese Law Translation Database System (linked to an external website)
[Promoting Diversity and Barrier-Free Society]
Promotiing the Concept of “Barrier-Free Mind " (PDF)
Comprehensive Measures for Acceptance of and Harmonious Coexistence with Foreign Nationals (Ministry of Justice website)
[Prevention of Recidivism and Fulfillment of Justice Affairs]
Prevention of Adult and Juvenile Re-offending (Ministry of Justice website)
Promotion of Preventive Advice Service(linked to an external website)
* This links to the webpage for the "Liaison Committee among Ministries and Agencies on the Response to Arbitration Related to National Interests"
in order to strengthen the litigation function of the whole government including preventive justice support.
Improving Comprehensive Legal Support
The Japan Legal Support Center (Houterasu) (linked to an external website)
Ensuring Public Security by Monitoring Aum Shinrikyo, Terrorism at Home and Abroad, and Other Threats (Ministry of Justice website)
Tackling Issues of People without Family Registration
For those without family registration (Ministry of Justice website)
[Capacity Building for Peace]
Training and seminars for criminal justice practitioners in each country
United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders pamphlet (Japanese) (PDF)
United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders pamphlet (English) (PDF)
International Training Programmes (PDF)
[Safety and Security for Children]
Tackling Children’s Human Rights Issues (Ministry of Justice website)
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