Dowa Project Policies as unfinished human rights business – from Dotaishin to Ikengushin
[Recorded 26th October 2016] My presentation will approach the issue of Dowa Project Policies (DPP) by trying to suggest answers to the following questions: Should we regard the introduction of DPP as the acceptance by the Japanese state of its ‘positive obligations’ avant la lettre? Does an examination of the evolution of Dowa policy suggest a commitment by the Japanese government to human rights that has so far not been acknowledged? How is policy developing in the twenty first century following the end of the national level DPP? This seminar took place at Oxford Brookes University on 16 November 2016.