Category: Forced Sterilization

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

3 more sue gov’t over forced sterilizations, abortion under former eugenics law

“These cases are the second en masse lawsuits surrounding the old eugenics law following those filed in the Sendai District Court on May 17, and the Kumamoto case is the first to be filed in western Japan. This is also the first time a case has been brought before a court in which a plaintiff was subject to both a forced abortion and a forced sterilization surgery. The new suit brings the number of people nationwide who have filed compensation lawsuits against the central government over the law to seven.”