The Constitutional Democratic Party and others have set up a new highly independent committee of experts, saying that the standards for refugee recognition in Japan are too strict compared to those in Europe and the United States. I submitted it to.

According to the Immigration Bureau of Japan, the number of people recognized as refugees in Japan is 47, and the certification rate is about 1%, and human rights groups have pointed out that the standards for certification are too strict compared to Europe and the United States. increase.

Under these circumstances, the Constitutional Democratic Party and the Communist Party have submitted a bill to the House of Councilors to revise the refugee recognition procedure.

In the bill, in order to ensure independence from the government in the examination, a new committee of experts will be set up and the examination will be conducted based on the guidelines of UNHCR = United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Michihiro Ishibashi, a member of the House of Councilors of the Constitutional Democratic Party who submitted the bill, told reporters, "As a refugee in line with international standards, including not only special responses to Ukrainian people, but also people from Myanmar and Afghanistan. We need legal measures to protect it. "