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UN rights investigator to probe treatment of ethnic minorities in Japan

[JURIST] The UN is planning to send an investigator to Japan next week to look into charges of racism and discrimination against ethnic minority groups in the country, including ethnic Koreans and Chinese, according to a statement by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website] released Friday. Senegalese lawyer Doudou Diene, the UN special rapporteur on racism and xenophobia, will also probe discrimination against migrant workers, refugees and those seeking asylum in Japan. Diene will report his findings at the next UN Commission on Human Rights meeting in March 2006. Reuters has more.

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