South Korea's top court dismisses 'comfort women' petition against deal with Japan

South Korea's top court dismisses 'comfort women' petition against deal with Japan

AsiaOne-·2019-12-27 17:36

SEOUL - South Korea's Constitutional Court dismissed on Friday (Dec 27) an appeal by a group of women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels to strike down an agreement signed by the two countries to settle claims over the abuse.

The ruling is expected to have little impact on the 2015 agreement as it has been effectively abandoned by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has called it seriously flawed and inadequate to resolve the issue that has been for many years a source of rancour between the neighbours.

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