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28 April 2007

Japan Court Rules Against Sex Slaves and Laborers

Author: Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times

In two landmark rulings, Japan’s highest court on Friday rejected compensation claims filed by former wartime sex slaves and forced laborers from China but acknowledged that they had been coerced by the Japanese military or industry…In the forced...

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28 April 2007

Japan Court Rules Against Sex Slaves and Laborers

Author: Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times

In two landmark rulings, Japan’s highest court on Friday rejected compensation claims filed by former wartime sex slaves and forced laborers from China but acknowledged that they had been coerced by the Japanese military or industry... In the forced...

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28 April 2007

Japan's supreme court rejects World War II forced labour claims by Chinese workers against Nishimatsu Construction

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28 April 2007

Ruling stuns, angers plaintiffs / Chinese forced laborers vow to battle on, refuse to accept 'unfair' decision [Japan]

Author: Yomiuri Shimbun [Japan]

Anger and incredulity greeted Friday's Supreme Court ruling that rejected the claim for damages filed by Chinese forcibly brought to Japan to work for [Nishimatsu Construction]. The...ruling...effectively shuts the door on all pending lawsuits by...

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27 April 2007

Japan top court rejects Chinese WW2 suits

Author: Teruaki Ueno & Chisa Fujioka, Reuters

The Supreme Court rulings against forced laborers…will effectively halt a raft of wartime damages cases being fought mainly by Chinese and Koreans, because lower courts look to the top court for guidance…In another case, five Chinese who were forced...

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27 April 2007

Top court: No war redress for Chinese

Author: Kyodo News, Japan Times

[T]he Supreme Court ruled…that postwar agreements effectively deny Chinese individuals the right to demand reparations from Japan for the severe suffering they endured during the war…In ruling on a lawsuit on Japan's wartime forced labor, Ryoji...

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27 March 2007
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Author: AP, dans Le Nouvel Observateur [France]

La cour administrative d'appel de Bordeaux a annulé mardi matin le jugement du tribunal administratif de Toulouse qui avait condamné la SNCF pour le transport de quatre membres de la famille Lipietz dans des wagons à bestiaux...les 10 et 11 mai 1944......

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28 October 2006

The UN Human Rights Norms for Corporations: The Private Implications of Public International Law

Author: David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights Law, Univ. of Sydney & Rachel Chambers, Barrister, Cloisters Chambers, London, in Human Rights Law Review (Oxford Univ. Press)

In this article, the authors explore the history of the Norms [UN Sub-Commission Norms on business & human rights] and the form and content of the debate that surrounds them, in their attempt to disentangle the legal from the rest. That said, the...

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17 June 2006
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Author: Xinhua

El abogado japones que representa a las vi­ctimas chinas de los campos de trabajo forzado durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial dijo que la decision del Tribunal Superior de Tokio de rechazar su demanda judicial es "vergonzosa"...[sin embargo] el...

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16 June 2006

Japanese court dismisses lawsuit against the govt. & 10 companies for allegedly using Chinese slave workers during World War II

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