hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:
en/japans-supreme-court-rejects-world-war-ii-forced-labour-claims-by-chinese-workers-against-nishimatsu-construction#c30587

War compensation [Japan]

Author: [editorial] Asahi Shimbun [Japan], Published on: 30 April 2007

The Supreme Court Friday ruled that...individual Chinese people have...[no] right to seek through the judicial system compensation for suffering inflicted by wartime Japan. This ruling...rejected all claims for compensation from the Japanese government and private companies. The plaintiffs in the case were Chinese men who were forcibly brought to Japan to provide labor during World War II... Considering that the Chinese war victims suffered extremely grave physical and psychological pain and that the defendant companies profited from their forced labor, the court said, it is hoped that the companies and other parties concerned would make efforts to provide redress to the plaintiffs. Rather than calling for the companies to take voluntary action, however, the top court should have ordered them to provide relief.

Read the full post here