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Japan: Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

, Index number: ASA 22/3293/2016

Amnesty International would like to submit the following information for consideration of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in advance of the review of Japan’s combined seventh and eighth periodic reports. This briefing does not reflect the full range of concerns of the organization in terms of respect, protection and fulfilment of women’s rights in Japan, but looks solely at the recent developments on the issue of Japan’s military sexual slavery system before and during World War II including the recent bilateral agreement between Japan and Republic of Korea (South Korea).

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