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Japan: WWII POW and forced labor compensation cases

Author: Sayuri Umeda; Law Library of Congress (U.S.). Global Legal Research Directorate,
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : The Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center, [2008]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : English
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Japanese courts have been dealing with post-WWII compensation cases from foreigners since approximately 1990. In the cases of POWs, forced laborers, and comfort women, some lower courts have awarded compensation, but most of them have not. There are many legal obstacles for plaintiffs in such cases. In 2007, the Supreme Court decided the fate of most of these cases. This article provides background, including an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sayuri Umeda; Law Library of Congress (U.S.). Global Legal Research Directorate,
OCLC Number: 1000387398
Notes: "September 2008."
Description: 1 online resource (42 pages)
Other Titles: WWII POW and forced labor compensation cases
World War II prisoner of war and forced labor compensation cases
Responsibility: [prepared by Sayuri Umeda, Senior Foreign Law Specialist]
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Japanese courts have been dealing with post-WWII compensation cases from foreigners since approximately 1990. In the cases of POWs, forced laborers, and comfort women, some lower courts have awarded compensation, but most of them have not. There are many legal obstacles for plaintiffs in such cases. In 2007, the Supreme Court decided the fate of most of these cases. This article provides background, including an introduction to the post-WWII peace treaty scheme, legal theories, and cases.

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