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  • Expert disputes Japan government claim that conspiracy bill needed to ratify U.N. treaty

    The Japan Times - 06/12/2017

    The government has said the bill is needed to ratify a U.N. treaty on international organized crime and that it would boost counterterrorism efforts ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

    But Nikos Passas, a professor at Northeastern University in Boston who drafted a legislative guide for the U.N. treaty, takes issue with the proposition that the purpose of the treaty is to tackle terrorism.

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