Mikiko OTANI

Mikiko OTANI

Chairperson, United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Ms. Mikiko Otani, from Japan, is the Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and an international human rights lawyer. Ms. Otani practices family law with a focus on women’s and children’s rights. She is a Council Member of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and former Chair of the Committee on International Human Rights of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. Ms. Otani writes and teaches in the area of human rights, children’s rights, and women’s rights.


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