DUBAI: Government officials from Saudi Arabia and Oman attended the first Tokyo International Law Seminar at the United Nations University from August 21 to 24.
The seminar was hosted to provide lectures on international law for officials from Asia and Africa as well as opportunities for lawyers and international researchers in Japan.
It was organized by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-organized by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and the Japanese Society of International Law.
Around 50 people attended the seminar, including, but not limited to, 12 government officials from Asia and Africa.
A video message from Foreign Minister HAYASHI Yoshimasa, who was replaced by KAMIKAWA Yoko the month after, was showcased on the first day of the seminar. In his speech, he stressed the importance of having a free and open international order.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. TAKEI Shunsuke hosted the welcoming reception on the first day.
Professor Dapo AKANDE from the University of Oxford presented the key note lecture titled “Immunities of State Officials and Prosecutors for International Crimes: Where does the Law Stand?”
On the last day, a ceremony of completion was held, and qualified participants received certifications.