Symbolic Politics in Transnational Spaces: The Normative Impact of the International Women's Tribunal on Japan's Military Sexual Slavery
Discussion on (1) how an Asian transnational feminist network (TFN) organized and convened the Women\'s International War Crimes Tribunal 2000 For the Trial of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery (hereinafter referred to as Women's Tribunal); (2) how they made use of a strategy of symbolic politics, namely, the mechanism of an unofficial tribunal, to dramatize atrocities committed against many Asian women by the Japanese imperial army during World War II (WWII); and (3) how the resulting Judgement of the Women's International War Crimes Tribunal 2000 for the Trial of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery (hereafter, Judgement) contributed to the construction of an international norm against wartime rape.
Veneracion-Rallonza, M.L. (2011). Symbolic Politics in Transnational spaces: The normative impact of the women's international tribunal on Japan's military sexual slavery. In M. Tsujimura & J. Steele (eds.), Gender Equality in Asia: Policies and Participation (pp. 257-292). Tohoku University Press.