Writing for The Equal Times, journalist Carmen Grau interviews Ainu leaders Fumio Kimura, Shizue Ukaji,
CEMiPoS researchers have contributed comments on the EMRIP’s Report on the Right to Repatriation of ceremonial objects, human remains, and intangible resources under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The EMRIP was established in 2007 and provides the United Nations Human Rights Council with advice regarding the rights of Indigenous peoples as described in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This year’s annual session will take place from November 30th to December 4th. In preparation for the session, the EMRIP has asked for comments on its draft report, linked above.
CEMiPoS researchers had already provided a first set of comments to the draft last June. These comments can be found here. Because these comments have yet to be implemented by the EMRIP Secretariat, our researchers have submitted a second set of comments with concrete proposals to more accurately reflect the extent of injustice committed by the Japanese government against the Ainu people.
Our researchers’ comments are included in the file below: