A Case Study on International Human Rights Restoration and Peace

(With Focus on the Problems Arising from the Japanese Military’s Sex Slavery Practice)
  • Shinkwon Ahn
  • Yunho Lee
  • Kyungil Park
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 351)

Abstract

The Japanese military’s sex slaves, called jeongsindae or “comfort women,” refer to the victims of the planned and organized crime committed by the Japanese government, army, or enterprises during World War II involving making women their sex slaves. After World War II, many of the Japanese military’s sex slaves or “comfort women” were shot to death, forced to kill themselves, or abandoned. Those who were more fortunate survived and returned home but have henceforth lived with much suffering from their social alienation, shame, poverty, and failing health. This thesis examines the movement for restoring the rights of the Japanese military’s sex slave victims to ultimately establish world peace; analyzes the positions of South Korea, Japan, and the international society on the matter; and presents the problems that should be overcome to restore the rights of such victims and ultimately the international human rights, and to attain world peace.

Keywords

International Human Rights Restoration Jeongsindae Japanese Military’s Slavery Victims 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinkwon Ahn
    • 1
  • Yunho Lee
    • 2
  • Kyungil Park
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Social WelfareDongguk UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Dept. of Social WelfareKyung Hee Cyber UniversitySeoulKorea

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