Indonesian Jugun Ianfu: Suing Justice According to Humanitarian Law Perspective

Dewi, Yustina Trihoni Nalesti and Triatmodjo, Marsudi (2017) Indonesian Jugun Ianfu: Suing Justice According to Humanitarian Law Perspective. Korea University Law Review, Fall. pp. 41-52. ISSN 1975-7980

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During World War II, as estimated, 5000 to 20.000 women in Indonesia were forced to be sexual slaves. They, who were still under age, experienced extremely inhumane treatment at army barracks. Furthermore, they survived until nowadays who have to keep a secret pain, shame, stigma, and guilt. They face emotional and physical impact, on the other side, Japanese players can freely granted. The systematic sexual slavery began to seize public attention when women's groups Including the Korean Women's Association demanded an official apology, thorough investigation and proper compensation to the Japanese government in May 1990. Meanwhile, the Japanese government stated that neither the government nor the military was involved with the Comfort Women issue and it was operated by private entrepreneurs. For many years though still too slow of realization, Indonesian comfort women are fighting for their rights for truth telling and reparations as they neglected and denied of justice by the Indonesian government in exchange for the state's political interests and economic relationship with the Japanese government. International Humanitarian Law provide a set of rules that guarantees women's rights in the time of armed conflict. However, there must be a political will from Indonesian Government to have a role in supporting the Indonesian comfort women to seek justice. Nowadays, it is perhaps something had been forgotten by history, but it is still remain in victim’s missery. The historical evidence will be lost if it is not disclosed. Keywords: Sexual Slaves, Jugun Ianfu, Justice, Humanitarian Law, War Crimes

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law > International Law
300 Social Sciences > 340 Law > 348 Laws, regulations & cases
Divisions: Faculty of Law and Communication
Depositing User: Ms Trihoni Nalesti
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 06:21
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2023 16:11

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