United Nations Commission on Human Rights (January 4, 1996) – Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences

Excerpt In this connection, the Special Rapporteur is aware of the position of the Government of Japan . . . that the application of the term "slavery" defined as "the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of...

Article on The New Yorker by Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen: Seeking the True Story of the Comfort Women

See the full article here.  Below are excerpts:I approached the matter in the vein of criticism and disagreement over facts, logic, and interpretation, regarding a subject that triggered strong emotions around nationalism and human rights. I expected that scholars, by...

Grandson of a Korean Independent Activist Withdraws Offer of Donation to Harvard’s Library

See the full article by The Harvard Crimson here.  Below are excerpts.  —   —   —   —   — Philip “Flip” Ahn Cuddy — grandson of Korean independence activist Ahn Chang-ho, known by his pen name Dosan — wrote in a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow...

Letter by Concerned Scholars regarding J. Mark Ramseyer, “Contracting for sex in the Pacific War”

See the full letter here.  Below provides the cover, table of contents, and the introduction of the letter (see the full letter for footnotes).   “Contracting for Sex in the Pacific War”: The Case for Retraction on Grounds of Academic Misconduct A response by:...

Statement by Professors Andrew Gordon and Carter Eckert of Harvard University

This statement is available at https://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37366904.  Below provides a copy of the full statement. Statement by Andrew Gordon, Professor, Department of History Carter Eckert, Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and...

Submission by Professor Alexis Dudden to the Editorial Board of the International Review of Law and Economics

 See the full statement, including foonnotes, here.   SUBMITTED TO IRLE FEBRUARY 15, 2021 The Abuse of History: A Brief Response to J. Mark Ramseyer’s “Contracting for Sex” Alexis Dudden University of Connecticut   For those who read Professor Ramseyer’s...

KABA-DC’s Letter to the Editorial Board of International Review of Law and Economics

February 12, 2021 Editorial Board International Review of Law and Economics The Korean American Bar Association of Washington, D.C. (KABA-DC) supports the issuance of an Expression of Concern by the International Review of Law and Economics (Journal) regarding the...

Statement by Council of Korean Americans

Council of Korean Americans Rejects Erasure of the Experiences of Comfort Women by Harvard Professor Washington, DC — The Council of Korean Americans (CKA), a national association of Korean American leaders, stands in solidarity with the Korean students, alumni, and...

Letter by Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki to the Editorial Board of the International Review of Law and Economics

        As provided here. 11 February 2021 From Tessa Morris-Suzuki Professor Emerita in Japanese History, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia tessa.morris-suzuki@anu.edu.au Dear Colleagues,      I have recently...

Statement by Korean Association of Harvard Law School in Response to Professor J. Mark Ramseyer’s Article “Contracting for Sex in the Pacific War”

Visit KAHLS's page for the full statement and list of endorsements by individuals affiliated with any law school. Following are excerpts from KAHLS's statement: Professor Ramseyer’s arguments are factually inaccurate and misleading. Without any convincing...

Grandson of a Korean Independent Activist Withdraws Offer of Donation to Harvard’s Library

See the full article by The Harvard Crimson here.  Below are excerpts.  —   —   —   —   — Philip “Flip” Ahn Cuddy — grandson of Korean independence activist Ahn Chang-ho, known by his pen name Dosan — wrote in a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow...

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