On 23 August 2013, ECCHR together with the Philippine Center for International Law (CenterLaw) submitted a petition to the Philippine Supreme Court. ECCHR and CenterLaw call for individual compensation to be provided to Philippine survivors of sexual violence (so-called "comfort women") during the Second World War.
In the petition, submitted in relation to a new hearing on the case, ECCHR stresses that already at the time of the Second World War, the systematic wartime enslavement of women constituted a violation of international law and that the survivors have a right to individual compensation. The petition is supported by international legal experts including Theo van Boven, Patricia Viseur Sellers, Andreas Fischer-Lescano and Ustinia Dolgopol. On 12 August 2014, however, the Philippine Supreme Court denied the ECCHR petition without addressing the abovementioned arguments.