Data: Treaties and Conventions

Lawsuits filed against the Japanese government by former "comfort women," POWs, and forced laborers are filed primarily on the basis of Japan's violation of international treaties and conventions.    

The Japanese side argues that Japan is subject to sovereign immunity and that individual victims' claims for damages are not acceptable under international law since compensation can only be, and was, carried out on a government-to-government basis via treaties.

The pages below present links to other official treaties and conventions.