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Japan ruling party calls for joining genocide convention

Lawmakers propose framework for human rights sanctions amid focus on Xinjiang

Members of the Armenian diaspora rally in front of the Turkish Embassy in Washington after U.S. President Joe Biden recognized that the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide in April. Japan has yet to ratify the U.N. Genocide Convention adopted in 1948.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Lawmakers from Japan's ruling party on Friday drafted proposals for the government to beef up its human rights diplomacy with steps such as ratifying a United Nations convention on genocide and introducing legislation to enable sanctions.

The recommendations from the Liberal Democratic Party's Foreign Affairs Division also urge government support for corporate due diligence on human rights risks. The party plans to submit the proposals this month.

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