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Japanese court orders damages over forced sterilization for first time

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No wonder the government will appeal, as some people were there at the time the law was still enforced and if it was for them, it still would be…Deputy Prime Minister, how are you?

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Lamilly....

is there something parents know that we don't

Yes. Sometimes there is. If both parents are known to be carriers of the same disease causing gene, then their children have a very high chance of being born with the disease. For example if both parents have sickle cell disease their children will have a 100% chance of also having it.

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Forced sterilization is obviously wrong, however, parents who know their offspring are going to be born with genetic diseases 

is there something parents know that we don't

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@bronco:

The Nuremberg Code and UN Convention on Human Rights specifically and clearly states that medical procedures on the human body can never be forced, coerced or even pressured.

Could this law be used to protect anti vaxers, who dont want covid vacines, in countries that want to force all there inhabitents to have the covid vaxines?, could the wording be stretched or include the word medical procedure

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No amount of money could possibly compensate the victims of forced sterilization and forced surgery.

Please stop social discrimination , prejudice and criminal negligence that's unconstitutional.

Using money only as compensation is not adequate for being held accountable for these atrocities.

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Forced sterilization is obviously wrong, however, parents who know their offspring are going to be born with genetic diseases that will require expensive long term treatment and expect the rest of us to pay for it are also wrong.

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Awarding exactly half of the 55 million they were seeking...

Isn't this the system tacitly implying " You didn't wholly win, and we didn't lose either".

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Glad that the Osaka High Court at least has some sense of justice.

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I do hope they make wills with beneficiaries so the government doesn't get this all back again.

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If the Japanese Government appeals, the Supreme Court will rule in favor of the Government.

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This is just sickening.

And when you think the government can't stoop any lower, they want to appeal.'

Fully agreed. Beyond disgusting & shameless LDP govt. for fighting these poor people.

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Better late than never, I guess; though the fact that such a law even existed is abhorrent. The monetary compensation will never be able to quell the trauma and pain these poor individuals went through but it's hopefully a step in the right direction. Let's hope the Japanese government learns from this and starts putting to rights other violations of international human rights laws.

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When the state feels it has ownership /legally over its citizens own body. You get things like self sacrifice, state sponsored suicide, eurogenics, mass poisonings, forced sterilising of citizens because a few “government” officials deem it so. Then usually the courts protect them as they a a rare and special breed. Until they are dead then justice bubbles to the surface. It’s Japan the way things are done.

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Japan was and still is good at getting away with such things.

It is time for recognizing that such practice were highly unethical and a violation of the human’s dignity.

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And it only took about 50 years.

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In 1994, a disabled Japanese woman called for abolishing the law at the U.N.-coordinated International Conference on Population and Development held in Egypt, which became a catalyst for its abolition two years later.

Modern Japan still do that sterilization until 1996, it can continue longer if it wasn't that international event.

As of late January, the government has authorized the lump-sum payment to 966 people, according to the welfare ministry.

Just last January they only paid 966 people where the total victims are 16,500 people.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20220222_27/

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The court’s decision is quite right. It’s powerless individuals against the almighty state. The statute of limitations should not be applied to these cases.

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The Nuremberg Code and UN Convention on Human Rights specifically and clearly states that medical procedures on the human body can never be forced, coerced or even pressured.

All medical procedures require full, free and informed consent.

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This is just sickening.

And when you think the government can't stoop any lower, they want to appeal.

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