Disability Forced Sterilization Japan

Both Houses of Japanese Diet to investigate how the Eugenic Protection Law was enacted, making forced sterilization possible

The former eugenics protection law was enacted unanimously by legislators. For this reason, the victims of forced infertility have requested that the legislative body that created the law be responsible for verifying it. Although the victims are aging, it is expected that it will take about three years because of the wide scope of the survey.

Written with extracts translated from Kyodo

June 10 2020

Due to the forced sterilization of persons with disabilities under the Eugenic Protection Law 1948-96), the Welfare and Laboour Committee of both Houses of the Japanese Diet decided on a policy to start a investigation of legislative history and damage situation on the 9th. It was The focus is on the approach and background of the enactment process and background of the old law that allowed human rights violations for persons with disabilities. The survey is expected to begin during the current Diet session, which ends on the 17th of the session, under the direction of the Chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee.

The former Eugenic Protection Law was enacted unanimously by legislators. For this reason, the victims of forced infertility have requested that the legislative body that created the law be responsible for verifying it. Although the victims are aging, it is expected that it will take about three years because of the wide scope of the survey.

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