A Call for Justice : Recent Status of Korean A-Bomb Victims and the People's Tribunal November 27, 2023 at 11:30am - 1pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) UN Conference Room A UN Headquarters 405 E 45th St New York, NY 10017 United States Contact person: 박하영 (Hayoung Bak)
The US committed an inhumane war crime by dropping nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. One lesser-known fact is that 40,000 Koreans who had been forcibly conscripted as laborers in Japan died as a result of these bombings.
Since then, Korean survivors and their supporters have brought activism to the streets, demonstrating demands for justice. In 2019, they decided to initiate a People's Tribunal to build international legal grounds and political legitimacy, paving the way for future legal action against the US.
In this event, we will listen to testimonies from Korean atomic bomb victims and introduce the status of the International People’s Tribunal to hold the US accountable for dropping Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We will also screen a short film historicizing the struggles of Korean victims.