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U.N. panel advises revision to deal on comfort women

Jiji Press BERLIN (Jiji Press) — The U.N. Committee against Torture, in a report released on Friday, recommended that the 2015 Japan-South Korea agreement on the issue of so-called comfort women be revised.

The agreement “fails to provide redress and reparation, including compensation,” for the victims, the committee said in the examination report on South Korea.

In December 2015, Tokyo and Seoul reached an agreement to “finally and irreversibly” resolve the issue of Korean comfort women.

While welcoming the agreement, the U.N. panel said in the report that it does not fully comply with the content of the U.N. Convention against Torture.Speech

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