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Event May 28, HRN will organize a side event of the UNHRC on rights to health in Fukushima

…..A human rights expert from Japan, residents and civil society groups in
Fukushima will speak about how the lives and health of local women, children
and others in the Fukushima area are being affected after the disaster and
what should be done to provide immediate relief…

In May 2013,the UN special rapporteur on the rights to health
will submit his mission’s report on Fukushima to the 23rd session of the
Human Rights Council. In the occasion, HRN will organize a side event at the
UN( Geneva).

May 28 2013, Side Event of the UN Human Rights Council
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Image source ; https://nuclear-news.net/2013/05/27/a-day-in-the-life-of-the-fukushima-children-19-april-2013/
Experts call for immediate action to protect the right to health of women,
children and others affected by the nuclear accident in Fukushima.
May 28, Tuesday, 4:00AM to 6:00
at the Palais des Nations Room XXVII
Side event organized by Human Rights Now
Co-sponsored by Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)
and
the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism
(IMADR)
WHAT:  Since the March 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, individuals and
communities in Japan continue to be exposed to dangerous levels of
radioactivity. There are serious concerns about consequent health effects
for pregnant women, mothers, children and others in contaminated areas.
Residents have a right to live in a safe and healthy environment, however,
sufficient protective measures and support are not being provided. The right
to access medical treatment and the medical data about one’s own body are
being seriously denied.
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In November 2012, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health Mr. Anand
Grover visited Japan and conducted a thorough investigation of the situation
of affected people. In May 2013, he will submit the mission’s report to the
23rd session of the Human Rights Council.
This side event provides an opportunity to learn from the Special
Rapporteur’s findings and recommendations on how the international
framework of the rights to health should be implemented in Fukushima as well
as other nuclear disasters.
A human rights expert from Japan, residents and civil society groups in
Fukushima will speak about how the lives and health of local women, children
and others in the Fukushima area are being affected after the disaster and
what should be done to provide immediate relief.
Q&A session will follow the presentations.
WHO:  Speakers (this event is held in English and Japanese)
Mr. Anand Grover – UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the
enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
Ms. Kazuko Ito – Secretary General, Human Rights Now
Mr. Katsutaka Idogawa – Former Mayor of Futaba Town, Fukushima Prefecture
Mr. Wataru Iwata – Founder Citizens’ Radiation Measurement Stations (CRMS)
Ms. Atsuko Morinaga- President, Shinshu 3.11 Network
Medical expert  (TBA)
Admission is free.
For further information and pre-registration, please contact info@hrn.or.jp
SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS:
HUMAN RIGHTS NOW: Human Rights Now (HRN), an international NGO in
consultative status with the ECOSOC, is based in Tokyo with several hundreds
of members composed of lawyers, scholars, journalists and concerned
citizens. In July 2011, on behalf of a coalition of civil society groups in
Japan, Human Rights Now requested the Office of United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for a Special Rapporteur to
investigate the human rights situation after the disaster. In response to
the request, Mr. Anand Grover, the Special Rapporteur on the right to
health, visited Japan in November 2012. Recently, HRN submitted a joint
statement, signed by more than 70 civil societies in Japan and worldwide,
urging the IAEA and the Japanese government to take a rights-based approach
in response to the nuclear disaster based on the recent preliminary findings
and recommendations issued by Mr. Grover in November. To raise awareness of
the situation in Fukushima after the nuclear accident, HRN NY has organized
human rights seminars and a press conference to inform the international
community about the ongoing crisis. ( http://hrn.or.jp/eng/)

Human rights now (2013-05-20T21:30:24+09:00)

Source ; http://hrn.or.jp/eng/activity/area/united-nations/event-may-28-hrn-will-organize-a-side-event-of-the-unhrc-on-rights-to-health-in-fukushima/

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