This paper discusses the human rights of women through the atrocities in the Japanese comfort system during World War II. Approximately 100,000 military sexual slaves, so-called "comfort women", were recruited coercively, raped and mostly killed under the control of the Japanese government and military. The stance of Japan which has denied any legal liability in this matter affects severely the retrogression of the human rights of women. In order to ameliorate the human right at both international and domestic levels ultimately, it is significant to observe the facts of the comfort women issue, to analyze the legal liabilities of the Japanese government, and to seek all possible remedies for the comfort women.
Koh, Jinyang, "Comfort Women: Human Rights of Women from Then to Present" (2007). LLM Theses and Essays. Paper 79.