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Author: Carmen M. Argibay

Title: Sexual Slavery and the "Comfort Women" of World War II

Subtitle: -

Journal: Berkeley Journal of International Law

Volume: 21

Issue: 2

Year: 2003

Pages: 375-389

ISSN: 1085-5718 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Asian History: Japanese History | Types: Forced Prostitution / "Comfort Women"; Types: Wartime Sexual Violence / Asia-Pacific War



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  I. Introduction (p. 375)
  II. Historical Background (p. 376)
  III. Japanese Goals (p. 376)
  IV. The "Recruitment" (p. 377)
  V. Slavery (p. 379)
    A. Freedom (p. 379)
    B. The International Prohibition of Slavery before World War II (p. 380)
    C. Developments in International Slavery Law after World War II (p. 382)
    D. Determining When Slavery Occurs (p. 383)
      1. Chattel Slavery (p. 383)
      2. Forced Labor (p. 384)
      3. The 1926 Slavery Convention (p. 384)
      4. Kunarac (p. 384)
      5. The Special Rapporteur to the UN Commission on Human Rights (p. 386)
    E. Sexual Slavery (p. 386)
  VI. Indicia of Sexual Slavery in the "Comfort System" (p. 387)
  VII. Conclusion (p. 388)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Japan / Shōwa period | Prostitution: Forced prostitution / Comfort women | Sex and the law: Wartime sexual violence | War: Pacific War / Japanese war crimes