World Ch. Schedule : WED 20:00 KST
* Date : 2021-04-28
A court in South Korea has recently dismissed the second lawsuit filed against the Japanese government by comfort women victims to seek compensation. The court cited Japan’s sovereign immunity as the reason for its ruling. Its decision, however, is sparking controversy as a separate ruling three months ago was made based on the idea that sovereign immunity is not a fixed principle. The victims of Japan’s wartime sex slavery are urging the issue to be taken to the International Court of Justice for international arbitration. Legal experts are showing mixed reactions to the current development. We bring in experts to discuss whether the issue of comfort women, which has been dismissed over the principle of ‘sovereign immunity’ can be taken to the International Court of Justice and how it would be settled if gets handled by the judicial body.
- Lee Hee-eun
- Phyllis Kim, Executive Director, CARE (Comfort Women Action for Redress & Education)
- 신희석 박사 / 연세대 법학연구원
- 알렉시스 더든 / 코네티컷대학 교수