The people in one glance

From a panel of the 1st Special Exhibition: The All about The Women`s International War Crimes Tribunal

Tribunal Members
International Organizations Supporting the Tribunal

*Titles are as of December 8, 2000

Tribunal Members


  • Gabrielle Kirk McDonald (USA) Former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the fomer Yugoslavia
  • Christine Chinkin (UK) Professor of law, University of London
  • Willy Mutunga (Kenya) President of Commission on Human Rights of Kenya, Professor of University of Kenya
  • Carmen Maria Argibay(Argentina) President of the International Women’s Association of Judges
  • P.N. Bhagwati (India; absent due to illness) Vice-President, UN Committee on Human Rights, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India

Chief Prosecutors

  • Ustinia Dolgopol (Australia) Senior lecturer in international law, Flinders University
  • Patricia Viseur-Sellers (USA) Legal Adviser for Gender-Related Crimes in the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda

*For the Country Prosecutors and those who took witness stand (victims/survivors, former Japanese soldiers and experts), please click “→ Read More” in “Program” page.

Amicus Curiae Imamura Tsuguo, Suzuki Isomi, Aitani Kunio

Registry Rowena Guanzon, Susan Macabuag, Miki Emiko

Legal Advisors:

  • Rhonda Copelon (USA) Professor of law, City University of New York
  • Kelly Dawn Askin (USA) American University Washington College of Law
  • Betty Murungi (Kenya) Human Rights Lawyer, FIDA-Kenya
  • Barbara Bedont (Canada) Lawyer, International Women’s Human Rights Law Office

Organizers:International Organizing Committee(IOC)


  • Yun Chung-Ok, Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan
  • Yayori Matsui, Violence Against Women in War Network Japan (VAWW-NET Japan)
  • Indai Loudres Sajor, Asian Centre for Women’s Human Rights (ASCENT)

The International Organizing Committee Members

  • South Korea − Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan
  • North Korea − Committee on Measures for Compensation to the Former Comfort Women for Japanese Army and Pacific War Victims (COCOPA)
  • China − Shanghai Research Center on Comfort Women
  • Taiwan − Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation
  • The Philippines − Asian Centre for Women’s Human Rights (ASCENT)
  • Indonesia − The Indonesian Women’s Coalition for Justice and Democracy

The International Advisory Committee

  • Ariane Brunet (Canada), International Center for Human Rights
  • Edna Aquino (The Philippines), Amnesty International
  • Charlotte Bunch(USA), Executive Director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership
  • Florence Butegwa (Uganda), Associates for Change
  • Eugenia Piza Lopes (UK), International Alert
  • Alda Facio (Costa Rica), ILANUD
  • Marieme Helie Lucas (Algeria/France) , Women Living Under Muslim Laws
  • Lepa Mladjenovic (Serbia), Autonomous Women’s Center against Sexual Violence and Democratic Development
  • Vahida Nainar (India), Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice

International Organizations Supporting the Tribunal
Amnesty International (AI), Asian and Pacific Development Center (APDC), NGO Coalition to the International Criminal Court (CICC), Center for Women’s Global Leadership, NOVIB, Shaler Adams Foundation; Akina-Mama-Wa Africa; International Women’s Human Rights Law Clinic (CUNY- NY); ISIS-WICCE; ISIS-Manila; International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development (ICHRDD); Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML); Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF); Equality Now; International Alert; Human Rights Watch; Urgent Action Fund; MADRE; Autonomous Women’s Center Against Sexual Violence-Belgrade; Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW); Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development (APWLD); Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW); Australian National Committee of Refugee Women; INFORM, Sri Lanka; AGHS Legal Aid Cell, Pakistan; Urgent Action Fund, Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan; Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice, International Human Rights Law Group, Cambodia Project, The Law Society, NARIPOKKHO, Women’s rights International, Human Rights Internet, Komanas Perempuan, Legal Aid of Cambodia, HIVOS, Mama Cash, Cambodian Human Rights and Development Organization, Associates for Change, ILANUD, Ismail Jumali, Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Burmese Lawyers Council (BLC), Federation of Women’s Lawyers-Kenya, Research Center for Gender, Family and Environment (CGFED), Presbyterlan Church of Canada, United Church of Canada, Association of Churches and Mission in Germany