Twenty years ago, the Women's International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan's Military Sexual Slavery took place in Tokyo, Japan. The documentary "The International Women's Tribunal: Gender Just Peace", commemorates the anniversary by acknowledging the Tribunal as a significant landmark and exploring its legacy.
The documentary is a reminder of the collective shame on the part of states that to this day have done little to deliver justice. But it is also a story of when women, confronted by the catastrophic failure on the part of states to secure a gender just peace, took action. It is a model of what is possible when international law is applied through a gender lens and the transformative potential of international law.
Below you can read survivors testimonies and legal extracts from the Judgement of the Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal.
This document is a collection of survivors testimonies from the Judgement of the Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal.
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Warning: This case deals with topics that are especially grave and may cause trauma invoked by memories of past abuse. If you have experienced violence and need assistance, please refer to this list of country help lines provided by UN Women.
This document is a collection of legal extracts from the Judgement of the Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal.
Read the collection of legal extracts.
The full judgement is available at the Women’s International War Crime Tribunal Archive, here.