Yozo Yokota is a Professor of Law at Chuo University, Tokyo. He is Special Adviser to the Rector of United Nations University.
His teaching career is extensive, and includes positions at International Christian University, University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law, Adelaide University, University of Michigan Law School, and Columbia University Law School.
Mr. Yokota acted as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar from 1992 to 1996 and is currently a member of the UN Sub–Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.
Mr. Yokota is also a member of the Japan Association of International Human Rights Law, the Japanese Association of International Law, the Japanese Association of World Law and the Association of International Economic Law. He is the Secretary-General of the Japan Association of United Nations Studies.
His research interests include public international law, international human rights law, international economic law, law of international organisations, law of international development, United Nations studies, and Japanese foreign policy.
Mr. Yokota obtained his Doctorate in Law from the Graduate School of Law and Politics of the University of Tokyo in 1969.