Japan was granted observer status on 20 November 1996.
Which conventions has Japan signed and/or ratified?
Of which partial agreements is Japan an observer?
Japan takes part:
- as an observer, in the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) since 18 June 1993
- as an observer, in the Co-operation Group for the Prevention of, Protection Against, and Organisation of Relief in Major Natural and Technological Disasters.
Japan at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
The "Council of Local Authorities for international relations" of Japan was granted observer status with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in March 1995.
Japan at Council of Europe committees
Japan is represented, as an observer, in the meetings of:
- the Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (CDEG)
- the Steering Committee on Bioethics (CDBI)
- the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)
- the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)
- the Group for co-operation in the field of major natural and technological disasters - knowledge, prevention, risk management, post-crisis analysis and rehabilitation (EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement).