Group of lawyers demand cause investigation regarding interpreting issue for Deaf lay judge candidate

The Kochi Bar Association submitted the statement to the Kochi district court on February 16, demanding the cause investigation and the relapse prevention.

It was about the court which neglected arrangements of the interpreting service upon the request from the Deaf lay judge candidate at the trial.

The statement appealed that on the unfortunate occasion "We indeed regret it from the viewpoint of the equality under the law defined by Article 14 of the Japanese Constitution, having an important concern as the Bar Association. It is indispensable that the person with disability can also participate in the procedure without difficulties for proper operation of the system".

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