(Japan/Women/Sex Slavery) Japan Ordered To Compensate Women Forced In Sex Slavery (Samuel Pitchford, Human Rights Pulse)

A court in South Korea has ordered Japan to compensate women forced into sex slavery by its military during World War 2. On 8 January 2021, Seoul Central District Court awarded 100 million won (£67,000) each to 12 “comfort women”, and gave permission for the women to seize Japanese state assets if compensation is not paid. The ruling follows a trend of domestic courts not protecting states from lawsuits, contrary to international law.