chapter  2
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The Role of the Bureaucracy in the Enforcement of Human Rights

From the end of the 1970s, Japan came into much closer contact with the law and mechanisms concerning international human rights. In 1979, she ratified the International Covenant on Economic. Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In 1982. in the face of criticism by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) at the United Nations and investigation by the UN because of her treatment of her Korean minority,Japan became a member of the UN Commission on Human Rights for the first time.