Caux Round Table Japan (CRT-Japan) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) are working together to help galvanise respect for human rights as part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The two organisations are preparing a Human Rights Statement for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and welcome comments on the draft statement before submitting a final version to the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) and encouraging them to adopt it as their own.
CRT-Japan and IHRB believe the publication, and subsequent implementation, of an explicit human rights statement by TOCOG will provide the necessary starting point towards ensuring human rights are respected throughout the preparations and delivery of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held from July to September in Tokyo, Japan.
The Draft Statement also comes in response to the findings of a recent survey into Sustainability Themes for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. Over fifty stakeholders from Japan, the UK, USA, and Switzerland responded to questions on sustainability issues TOCOG should prioritise in the lead up to the 2020 Games. Human rights and labour rights, and the need for greater stakeholder engagement, emerged as top issues.
Procedures for Submitting Comments
2. Process for Submissions
- Consultation Period and Deadline
Tuesday, June 16 to Friday, July 10, 2015. Submissions made after this deadline may not be considered and are at the discretion of CRT-Japan and IHRB.
- Submission Address
Please send your comments to CRT-Japan by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as an attached document in Word format. Please kindly be advised that we are unable to accept comments by other methods (such as by telephone, fax or post).
- Email Procedures
Address to: CRT-Japan email@example.com
Subject Header: Comments on Human Rights Statement for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020 (draft)
Please include at the top of the body of the email your:
Affiliation, Name (Name of Organisation/Company, Department and Name),
E-mail Address & Telephone Number.
Please state clearly if you wish your submission to remain anonymous.
- Call for Comments
We welcome comments on any aspect of the Draft Human Rights Statement. In particular, please state if there are any additional areas that you feel should be included. We would be grateful if you would provide an explanation for your suggestions, giving as much detail as possible.
Please organise your comments under the relevant headings used in the Draft Statement attached below, stating page numbers and paragraph positions where appropriate as these will enable us to process the information effectively.
Tel: +81-3-5728-6365 Fax: +81-3-5728-6366
3.Management and Handling of Comments
All the comments submitted will be considered by CRT-Japan and IHRB in our final synthesis, but we cannot promise to reflect every viewpoint as there may be repetition and possibly contradictory points of view. All organisations and individuals submitting comments on the draft statement will be recognised by name and affiliation and their contributions made available online unless they explicitly request to remain anonymous.
Addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses will not be published. If the comments include private information, by which a particular individual can be identified, or any information deemed to damage the property rights or other basic rights of any individual or corporation, the relevant section of the text will be deleted at the time of publication. We are unable to respond to individual comments.
About the Authors
About Caux Round Table Japan (CRT-Japan)
The Caux Round Table Japan (CRT-Japan) is the Japanese arm of an international network of principled business leaders working to promote a moral capitalism. We offer practical advice to corporations in the area of business and human rights in Japan.
In 2012, one year before Tokyo won bid to host 2020 Olympic/Paralympic, CRT-Japan started to hold several events on Sustainable Event to share the human rights related risks associated with Tokyo 2020 Olympic/Paralympic.
In 2014, we held a Global Conference on CSR and Risk Management, and set one of the workshop themes as Mega-Sporting Events and human rights with support from IHRB.
In 2015, we released a request on Sustainability of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to Organising Committee (TOCOG), IOC, JOC, IPC, JPC, Japanese government and sponsors. Our activities as a member of the Group of Experts for Sustainable Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are available here.
About Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)
The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) is a global centre of excellence and expertise (a think & do tank) on the relationship between business and internationally proclaimed human rights standards.
IHRB works to shape policy, advance practice and strengthen accountability to ensure the activities of companies do not contribute to human rights abuses, and in fact lead to positive outcomes.
IHRB’s Mega-Sporting Events Programme promotes good human rights practice at Mega-Sporting Events through global research, engagement, advocacy and outreach. In 2013 IHRB published the report Striving for Excellence: Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights and in 2014 launched a learning web-platform.