HSP/HSF/CDR Spring Symposium 2012 Human Security of IDPs by Disaster: Analysing National Response to Internal Displacement Caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake

One year has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, which left a number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) away from home in temporary accommodations. They continue to live in fear of nuclear power plant disasters without knowing how long they have to stay there. We will examine how to save lives and dignity of those individuals suffering from this unprecedented great disaster of their human security.

The symposium is co-organised by NPO Human Security Forum (HSF) and the Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), which manages the Human Mobility Studies (Corporate Sponsored Program: Hogakukan Co.,Ltd.) in the Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP) at the University of Tokyo.

  • Date : March 16 (Fri.), 2012, 10:00-18:30
  • Venue :Lecture Hall, 21 Komcee (map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Main Goals:
    Raise national awareness of the problem from the perspective of the rights of IDPs, by using international norms and standards.
    Ensure and facilitate the use of international standards by national human rights related organizations.
    Help advocate for a domestic legal framework for upholding the rights of IDPs.
  • Keynote Speaker:
    Erin Mooney (Independent expert on IDPs; Senior Resesarch Associate, Universitiy of Toronto)
  • Panelists:
    Daisaku Higashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo; Secretary-General of Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR))
    Satoshi Yamamoto (Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
    Johan Cels (Regional Representative, UNHCR Tokyo Office)
    Kazuko Ito (Attorney-at-law, Japan Federation of Bar Associations; Secretary-General of NPO Human Rights Now)
    Hiroshi Miyauchi (Attonery-at-law, Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees (JLNR))
    Charles Sampford (Professor & Director, Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law)
  • Languages : Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation provided)
  • Fee:free except for reception and some refreshment
  • To Register : Visit here
  • Organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Human Security Forum (HSF)
    Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR), University of Tokyo
  • Co-organizers:
    Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    World Ethics Forum
  • Supporters:
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
    “United Nations PKO and Business: Conflict, Human Movement and Governance”
    UNHCR Representation in Japan
    Global Compact Japan Network
    Japan Association of Human Security Studies
    Japan Federation of Bar Associations
    Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees
    Human Rights Now

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