Article 9 Working Group

To Preserve and Spread Japan's Article 9 Peace Constitution:


"Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes.

In order to accomplish this aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized."

Japan’s Peace Constitution under Attack - Oppose Repeal of Article 9

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  • International Association of Democratic Lawyers opposes move to war in Japan

    The International Association of Democratic Lawyers, of which the NLG is a member, issued the following statement on the moves to war in Japan: The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), a non-governmental organization with consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), and with affiliates throughout the globe, has […]

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  • NLG Members attend COLAP V in Manila

    On September 18 and 19, more than 250 attorneys from 23 countries gathered in Manila to attend the fifth Conference of Lawyers in the Asia Pacific (COLAP V). The conference sponsored by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers was organized this year by the National Union of People’s Lawyers of the Philippines (NUPL). Though the […]

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