(Report) 2nd Practical Training on Engagement and Remedy
On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, JaCER held the 2nd Practical Training (hybrid format with online session) in Tokyo for practitioners from member companies (supported by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation). Approximately 40 participants from 19 member companies attended the session.
The lecturers for this training session were Shoichi Ibusuki, Yusuke Nakamura, and Chika Miyagi, attorneys at law at the Foreign Workers Defense Lawyers' Group, who are involved in human rights issues for foreign technical intern trainees, and Emi Omura, an attorney at BHR Lawyers Network.
The training assumed that JaCER had received reports of fictitious human rights violation cases based on actual cases against technical intern trainees in Japan, and included group work to simulate how the people in charge at each company would respond to such cases.
Daisuke Takahashi, Lawyer, Representative Director of JaCER, explained JaCER grievance procedures, and in the latter half of the panel discussion, Sakon Kuramoto, Lawyer, Representative Director of JaCER, joined the panelists in a role-playing discussion based on a hypothetical case in which a JaCER Advisory and Mediation Panels were utilized.
In particular, the lecturers, lawyers from the Foreign Workers Defense Lawyers' Group, explained the actual human rights violations of foreign technical intern trainees that are actually occurring, as well as desirable remedies, giving participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the problem and how to respond.
JaCER plans to continue to provide effective training for personnel from member companies with the cooperation of outside experts.
The first general membership meeting was also held prior to the second training session.