Professor Yozo Yokota passed away on the 12th (29/06/2019)

 Statement of condolence read by Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa, Executive Director for Academic Exchange of the United Nations Association of Japan on June 29 at the meeting of the Japan Association of UN Scholars (JAUNS).

 Dr. Yokota came to Timor-Leste as a member of the United Nations Timor-Leste Serious Crimes Investigation Commission and advised me on how to treat mass killings and other serious crimes from the perspective of human rights. Also, he came to Hosei University almost every year and gave a lecture on human rights. The funeral was held in the chapel of the International Christian University in Mitaka from 18:00 on Sunday 16th.

A statement of condolences was read by Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa, Executive Director for Academic Exchange of the UN Association of Japan. (Photo: Masakuni Tanimoto)

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