Setting the Record Straight: Primary Sources and Evidence on "Comfort Women" Issues

Thursday, May 20 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Recently, a catalogue of documentary evidence concerning the Japanese imperial military “comfort women” system throughout the Second World War was curated and translated into a readily accessible English format. This is a joint project of Comfort Women Action for Redress & Education (CARE), Korea University American Law Center, and UCLA Center for Korean Studies in order to help people at all levels and across all fields of study understand and discuss the “comfort women” history with a common set of facts.

The aim of this project is to support and substantiate scholarly and political attention to this continuing injustice, and to provide greater clarity and context regarding the experiences of the “comfort women” survivors and victims, and the historical significance of “comfort women” as military policy and practice. Ultimately, we hope that this attention and clarity will further productive engagement with and critical analysis of the “comfort women” historical record, its legal implications, and its morally charged elements.  These resources can enhance ongoing discussions in the legal and political communities in the United States, Korea, and the international arena at large.  

Welcoming remarks by:
L. Song Richardson, Dean, UCI School of Law
Hyo-Jil Ahn, Dean, Korea University School of Law
Phyllis Kim, Executive Director, Comfort Women Action for Redress & Education (CARE)
Namhee Lee, Director, UCLA Center for Korean Studies

Panelists include:
Alexis Dudden, Professor of History, University of Connecticut
Hye-in Han, Researcher, Asia Peace and History Institute
Paul Hoffman, Co-director, International Human Rights Clinic, UCI School of Law
Pyoung-Keun Kang, Professor, Public International Law, Korea University School of Law
Daniel Diaz, Director, UCLA History-Geography Project
Chungmoo Choi, Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, UCI

Moderated by:
Stephen Lee, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, UCI School of Law

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Students, Alumni, General Public, Faculty, Staff



Centers, Intellectual Life
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