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Hostage justice (Japanese: 人質司法, Hitojichi shihō) is a Japanese-language phrase used in criticizing the Japanese judiciary. It refers to the period during which a defendant is held while denying an accusation, which is long compared with cases in which a defendant does not deny an accusation in Japanese criminal action procedure.
Le Figaro reported that Carlos Ghosn's French lawyers described his continued Japanese detention in a complaint filed with the UNHCR as "hostage justice". CNN quoted Jeff Kingston, director of Asian studies at Temple University's Japan campus, stating "That system of hostage justice, I think, does not bear scrutiny."
- "Devant l'ONU, les avocats de Carlos Ghosn dénoncent sa «persécution» par la justice japonaise" [Before the UN, Carlos Ghosn's lawyers denounce his "persecution" by Japanese justice]. Le Figaro. May 26, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Carlos Ghosn case puts Japan's system of 'hostage justice' under scrutiny", CNN