June 1, 2013
Anand Grover, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, visited Japan in November 2012. During the visit, he investigated the current situation of human rights in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. He reported the results at the United Nations Human Rights Council, which was held from May 27th, 2013 in Geneva, and provided recommendations to the Japanese government.
The recommendations clearly indicate specific approaches to ensure those people, who have been suffering as the result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, The Right to Lead a Mentally and Physically Health Life. Among them are the implementation of a health survey for residents in all the exposed areas, radiation level of which is higher than 1mSv/year, and restriction on government's order for return home by evacuees until the exposure level decreases under the said level.
On May 29th, 2013, FoE Japan held a meeting to share and promote the recommendations with other civil organizations, which have been addressing the above issues, and those suffering people. The meeting adopted a joint appeal to promote Japanese people to advocate the recommendations and to encourage the Japanese government to implement them.
Click the link below for more details of the right to health of those affected by the nuclear disaster, the joint appeal.
>http://www.foejapan.org/energy/news/130529.html (Japanese language only)