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Japan/S. Korea: “The long-awaited apology to ‘comfort women’ victims is yet to come” — UN rights experts

March 11, 2016 – Experts from the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women raised concerns about the agreement between Japan and South Korea as regards the ‘comfort women’, stating that the agreement “falls short of meeting the demands of survivors.”  Neither the survivors nor the organizations representing them for decades were consulted in preparation of the agreement.  Experts pointed out that “[i]t is the responsibility of States to put an end to impunity by condemning and addressing sexual and other violence against women and girls used as a war weapon, and by upholding women victims’ right to redress.”  The experts also noted that the agreement between the two nations fails to meet standards of State accountability for gross human rights violations and did not follow a proper consultation process.  To read more, visit the OHCHR website here.

Observations Report (Nowak 2010)

Observations Report (Van Boven 2004)

Observations Report (Van Boven 2003)

Observations Report (Rodley 2000)

Principles on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture – Annex – Thematic Report (Rodley 2000); Observations Report (Rodley 2000)

Interim Report: “Misc 2”-Mandate, Activities, Information Reviewed, Annex: Interim Oral Report to the General Assembly.

Observations Report (Rodley 1996)

Mandate, Methods of Work, and Torture of Children – Thematic Report (Rodley 1996); Observations Report (Rodley 1996)

Mandate, Methods of Work, and Gender-Based Torture – Thematic Report – (Rodley 1995); Observations Report (Rodley 1995)