Friday, May 19, 2006


[The immigration bill that just passed the Diet on Wednesday] "illustrates something I have been denouncing in my reports for four years. It is the fact that, especially since Sept 11, there has been a process of criminalization of foreigners all over the world"

Doudou Diene, Special U.N. Rapporteur on Racism, during his visit to Japan

"Speaking to reporters in Tokyo Thursday, the U.N. envoy says Japan suffers from what he called a 'deep and profound' racism - which needs a legal remedy."

Other takes:
UN pans Tokyo's 'racist' new law

UN Envoy Urges Japan to Adopt Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Racism rapporteur repeats criticism

Japan anti-terror law may criminalise foreigners

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