Japan needs to do more on "comfort women" deal with South Korea

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Delegates during a meeting of the 56th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Geneva, Switzerland. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy (16/10/2013)

Japan's agreement to settle a long-standing dispute with South Korea concerning wartime sex slaves needs to do more for the victims, a UN rights panel said Monday.

Independent rights expert Ismat Jahan, who sits on the UN women's rights committee known by its acronym CEDAW, said that the "rights, demands and views" of so-called "comfort women" who were used by the Japanese military in the Second World War need to be heard.

The recommendation is among those made by the UN committee which examines regular reports submitted by state signatories to the convention against discrimination against women, as Jahan told Daniel Johnson.

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