Workshop: Law, History and Human Rights in East Asia

We are delighted to announce a workshop on Wednesday 25 May by the subject area Asian Studies on the above topic. Venue: Elder room in Old College. For all enquiries, please contact Hiromi Sasamoto-Collins.

Workshop with Prof ONUMA Yasuaki

Law, History and Human Rights in East Asia

University of Edinburgh, Old College (South Bridge), Elder Room


9.30 – 9.45 Introduction

9.45 – 10.15 Urs Matthias Zachmann: Setting the Stage: Law, History and Human Rights in East Asia (Discussant: Stephen Neff)

– Coffee Break –

10.45 – 11.45 Konrad M Lawson: Trying the Atrocities of the Japanese Occupation as Treason in the Philippines, 1947-1953 (Discussant: Barak Kushner)

11.45 – 12:45 Lauren Richardson: Circumventing and Overturning Treaties: How Victims’ Lawsuits are Shaping International Relations (Discussant: Onuma Yasuaki)

– Lunch –

13.45 – 14.45 Ian Neary: Dowa Project Policies as Unfinished Human Rights Business – from Dotaishin to Ikengushin (Discussant: Urs Matthias Zachmann)

– Coffee Break –

15.00 – 16.00 Hiromi Sasamoto-Collins: Gender, Human Rights, and Japanese Law (Discussant: Ian Neary)


Prof Onuma Yasuaki, Tokyo University (emer.)

Dr Barak Kushner, Cambridge University

Dr Konrad M Lawson, St Andrews

Prof Ian Neary, Oxford University

Dr Stephen Neff, Edinburgh University

Dr Lauren Richardson, Edinburgh University

Dr Hiromi Sasamoto-Collins, Edinburgh University

Prof Urs Matthias Zachmann, Edinburgh University