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:: Resolutions on the “comfort women” issue

Japan:

– City/Prefectural Assemblies

( » See PDF )

 

Foreign:

– National assemblies

  • 1. United States of America: July 30, 2007
  • 2. The Netherlands: November 8, 2007
  • 3. Canada: November 28, 2007
  • 4. European Parliament: December 13, 2007
  • 5. Republic of Korea: October 8, 2008
  • 6. Taiwan: November 5, 2008
( » See PDF )

– City/State Assemblies

Australia:
City Council, Municipality of Strathfield, March 3, 2009 City Council, City of Ryde, March 10, 2009
United States of America:
New York State Senate, January 29, 2013 Senate of the State of New Jersey, March 21, 2013
Republic of Korea:
1. Resolution of the City Council of Daegu July 24, 2009 2. Bucheon City, Gyeonggi-do Province, September 8, 2009 3. TongYeong City, Gyeonsangnam-do Province, November 30, 2009 4. Geoje City, Gyeonsangnam-do Province, December 24, 2009 5. Munincipality of Gyeonsangnam-do Province, December 24, 2009 6. Changwon City, Gyeonsangnam-do Province, January 12, 2010 7. Jeongeup-si, Jeollapuk-do Province, January 15, 2010 8. Hapcheon County, Gyeonsangnam-do Province, January 21, 2010 9. Jeonju city, Jeonlabuk-do Province, January, 27, 2010 10. Mokpo City, Jeollanam Province-do, February, 1, 2010 11. Nam-gu, Incheon Metropolitan City, February, 5, 2010 12. Ansan City, Gyeonggi Province-do, February, 24, 2010 13. Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province-do, February, 26, 2010 14. Nam-gu, Ulsan Metropolitan City, March, 4, 2010 15. Hanam city, Gyeonggi Province-do, March, 4, 2010 16. Yangsan City, Gyeonsangnam-do Province, March, 15, 2010 17. Namhae County, Gyeonsangnam-do Province, March, 16, 2010 18. Ulsan Metropolitan City, March, 23, 2010 19. Masan City, Gyeonsangnam-do Province, April, 5, 2010 20. Busan Metropolitan City, April, 9, 2010 21. Geochang County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, April 13, 2010 22. Jinhae City, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, April 16, 2010 23. Jinju City, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, April 19, 2010 24. Sacheon City, Gyeonsangnam-do Province, April 27, 2010 25. Special City of Seoul, August 13, 2010 26. Seo-gu [district], Metropolitan City of Gwangju, August 15, 2010 27. Songpa-gu [district], Special City of Seoul, August 15, 2010 28. Wonju City, Gangwon-do Province, August 31, 2010 29. Metropolitay City of Daejeon, September 1, 2010 30. Buk-gu [district], Metropolitan City of Gwangju, September 3, 2010 31. Jungnang-gu [district], Special City of Seoul, September 10, 2010 32. Gurye County, Jeollanam-do Province, September 13, 2010 33. Hamyang County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, September 15, 2010 34. Chungcheongbuk-do Province, September 16, 2010 35. Anyang City, Gyeonggi-do Province, September 16, 2010 36. Changnyeong County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, October 25, 2010 37. Osan City, Gyeonggi-do Province, October 29, 201042. Dong-gu [district], Metropolitan City of Daejeon, February 8, 2011 43. Nowon-gu [district], Special City of Seoul, February 18, 2011 44. City of Uijeongbu City, Gyeonggi-do Province, February 22, 2011 45. Yeonggwang County, Jeollanam-do Province, February 22, 2011 46. Jongno-gu [district], Special City of Seoul, February 28, 2011 47. Gwangsan-gu [district], Metropolitan City of Gwangju, March 9, 2011 48. Seocheon county, Chungsheongnam-do Province, May 13, 2011 49. Seo-gu [district], Metropolitan City of Daejeon 50. Jeollabuk-do Province, May 17, 2011 51. Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, June 24, 2011 52. Gwangjin-gu [district], Special City of Seoul, June 30, 2011 53. City of Chuncheon, Gangwon-do Province, August 30, 2011 54. Jeollanam-do Province, September 29, 2011 55. City of Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do Province, February 7, 2012

:: UN documents

・Concluding Observations by Treaty Bodies

  • Human Rights Committee
  • Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
  • Committee against Torture
( » Appendix No.3 )

・Reports of the Special Rapporteurs

  • The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy
  • The Special Rapporteur on Systematic rape, sexual slavery and slavery-like practices during armed conflict, Ms. Gay J. McDougall
  • The Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Doudou Diene

・UPR of Human Rights Council

  • Report of the Working Group on the UPR, Japan, May 30, 2008
  • Report of the Working Group on the UPR, Japan, December 14, 2012
  • Report of the Working Group on the UPR, Japan, Addendum, 8 March, 2013

・ILO: Observation of Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)

  • Adopted 1995, published 82nd ILC session 1996
  • Adopted 1996, published 85th ILC session 1997
  • Adopted 1998, published 87th ILC session 1999
  • Adopted 2000, published 89th ILC session 2001
  • Adopted 2001, published 90th ILC session 2002
  • Adopted 2002, published 91st ILC session 2003
  • Adopted 2003, published 92nd ILC session 2004
  • Adopted 2004, published 93rd ILC session 2005
  • Adopted 2006, published 96th ILC session 2007
  • Adopted 2007, published 97th ILC session 2008
  • Adopted 2008, published 98th ILC session 2009
  • Adopted 2010, published 100th ILC session 2011
  • Adopted 2012, published 102nd ILC session 2013
( » Appendix No.4 )

:: Media coverage

  • January 13,2013 The Australian Carr wants better Japan-SKorea relations ( » See Page )
  • January 5,2013 The Economist Japan’s new cabinet Back to the future ( » See Page )
  • January 2,2013 The New York Times Editorial:Another Attempt to Deny Japan’s History ( » See Page )
  • January 1, 2013 The New York Times Japan Can Champion Women’s Rights By MARY M. McCARTHY Op-Ed Contributor ( » See Page )
  • May 18, 2012 The New York Times In New Jersey, Memorial for ‘Comfort Women’ Deepens Old Animosity ( » See Page )

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