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Japan Federation of Bar Associations To Create Death Penalty Representation Guidelines Modeled After ABA Guidelines

On September 13, 2014, the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) announced plans to create performance guidelines for lawyers defending capital and potentially capital cases. The JFBA intends to model the guidelines after the American Bar Association’s 2003 Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases.

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