The Womenfs International@War Crimes Tribunal
on Japanfs Military Sexual Slavery
Produced by: Video Juku, VAWW-NET Japan
Survivors finally speaking out,
Prosecutors accusing Japan's highest-ranking officials of war crimes,
Japanese veterans admitting to rape,
Expert witnesses revealing the structures of the sexual slavery system,
The joy of survivors and audience on hearing the judges pronounce
Emperor Hirohito guiltyc
The Women's International War Crimes Tribunal held in Tokyo, Japan from December 8th to 12th, 2000, was a Peoples' Tribunal set up to bring those responsible for Japan's military sexual violence, in particular the enslavement of "comfort women," to justice, and to end the ongoing cycle of impunity for wartime violence against women.
A revolutionary tribunal representing people from all across Asia, it was the first of its kind to break Japan's post-war taboo by finding Emperor Hirohito guilty of war crimes during WWII.