Japan’s top court rules eugenics law unconstitutional

(ucanews. AFP Tokio).

Japan’s top court ruled on July 3 that a defunct eugenics law under which thousands of people were forcibly sterilized between 1948 and 1996 was unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court also declared that a 20-year statute of limitations could not be applied, paving the way for compensation claims from victims after years of legal battles.

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