Concluding Observations, E/C.12/JPN/CO/3, 17 May 2013: Japan
10. The Committee notes with concern that provisions which are discriminatory towards women, children born out of wedlock and same-sex couples continue to exist in the State party’s legislation insofar as Covenant rights are concerned, in spite of the State party’s efforts to ensure compliance with its obligations under the Covenant when undertaking legislative revisions (art. 2(2)).
The Committee urges the State party to review in a comprehensive manner and, where necessary, amend its laws to ensure that they do not directly or indirectly discriminate in relation to the exercise and enjoyment of the Covenant rights.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CESCR-Japan-2013-eng