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Mental Health & The Death Penalty In Japan: Hanging By A Thread

Mental Health & The Death Penalty In Japan: Hanging By A Thread

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The criminal justice system in Japan is secretive. Parliamentarians, legal reformers, national and
international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and foreign politicians have all been
refused access to death row or to see individual prisoners.
The criminal justice system in Japan is secretive. Parliamentarians, legal reformers, national and
international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and foreign politicians have all been
refused access to death row or to see individual prisoners.

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HANGINGBYATHREAD
MENTAL HEALTH AND THEDEATH PENALTY IN JAPAN
 
Amnesty International is a global movement of 2.2 million people in more than150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the UniversalDeclaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interestor religion – funded mainly by our membership and public donations.
Amnesty International PublicationsFirst published in 2009 byAmnesty International PublicationsInternational SecretariatPeter Benenson House1 Easton StreetLondon WC1X 0DWUnited Kingdomwww.amnesty.org© Amnesty International Publications 2009Index: ASA 22/005/2009Original language: EnglishPrinted by Amnesty International,International Secretariat, United KingdomAll rights reserved. This publication is copyright, butmay be reproduced by any method without fee for advocacy,campaigning and teaching purposes, but not for resale.The copyright holders request that all such use be registeredwith them for impact assessment purposes. For copying inany other circumstances, or for re-use in other publications,or for translation or adaptation, prior written permission mustbe obtained from the publishers, and a fee may be payable.
Cover photo 
: Tokyo Detention House, one of seven locations inJapan where prisoners are executed.© Amnesty International
 
 
CONTENTS
NOTE ON NAMES..................................................................................................7
 
ABBREVIATIONS...................................................................................................7
 
1. INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................9
 
THE DEATH PENALTY IN JAPAN -- A SPECIAL CASE.................................................10
 
THE DEATH PENALTY, MENTAL HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS................................11
 
"WHEN IS SOMEONE SANE ENOUGH TO DIE?".........................................................13
 
THE AIM OF THIS REPORT......................................................................................13
 
KEY RECOMMENDATIONS.......................................................................................14
 
TO GOVERNMENT:...............................................................................................14
 
TO JAPANESE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL BODIES:..................................................14
 
2. THE DEATH PENALTY IN JAPAN.............................................................................15
 
BASIS IN LAW........................................................................................................15
 
FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY.......................................................................................17
 
FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS..................................................................................17
 
ACCESS TO AND INDEPENDENT MONITORING OF DEATH ROW.............................20
 
EXCLUSIONS FROM THE APPLICATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY..........................21
 
AGE AND EXECUTIONS........................................................................................22
 
SENTENCING AND IMPRISONMENT.....................................................................23
 
LIFE ON DEATH ROW..............................................................................................23
 
NOTIFICATION OF EXECUTION................................................................................28
 

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