Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)

Link: https://www.nichibenren.or.jp/en/

Methodologies: Legal Aid, Capacity Building / Education, Research

Fields of expertise: Justice Administration and Efficiency, incl. Anti-Corruption,, Judicial and Legal Education, Including on Human Rights, Legal Ethics, Criminal Justice and Accountability, incl. Detention, Prisons and Counter-Terrorism

Types: Bar Association / Bar Council

Regions: Asia and Pacific

Founded in 1949, the JFBA self-regulates the legal professional and strives to further the primary role of attorneys in society: the protection of fundamental human rights and the realization of social justice.


Mission: As a source of protection of fundamental human rights and of realization of social justice (Article 2, Articles of Association of JFBA) to maintain the roll of attorneys (Article 8, Attorney Act), and in view of the purpose and duties of attorneys, to govern matters relating to the guidance, liaison and supervision of all attorneys and bar associations in order to maintain their dignity and improve and advance the work of attorneys. (Paragraph 2, Article 45, Attorney Act)