Stakeholder Summary >> Japan, Review Documentation, 42nd Session, January 2023

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JS4 recommended measures to recognise the rights of victims of sterilisation by publicly acknowledging the State's responsibility, withdrawing all appeals to higher courts in cases where the government has been held liable, conducting an independent third-party investigation, and strengthening anti-discrimination education and training regarding persons with disabilities to ensure that the society will never repeat such discriminatory acts based on eugenics. Furthermore, it recommended identifying and contacting potential survivors of forced sterilisation, disseminate sufficient information about the Payment law, raise the amount and extend the eligibility period for payments. [Para 61]
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