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Japan Equality Case

The Tokyo District Court just handed down a decision finding that a national university’s (Tokyo Institute of Technology or TIT) denial of admission to a foreign student was unconstitutional. The case concerned an Iranian student, a refugee in Japan, who applied to the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the TIT. TIT denied his application on

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Published on December 20, 2011
Author:          Filed under: equality rights, hp, Tokujin Matsudaira

Egypt’s landmines

Nathan Brown has a nice analysis of the Landmines in Egypt’s Constitutional Roadmap over at Carnegie Endowment website. His basic theme is that the current timetable, by potentially holding presidential elections after the process of drafting the constitution, will allow the military to be able to control the latter process. I have two questions about

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Published on December 7, 2011
Author:          Filed under: Egypt, Nathan Brown; hp

Foreign Affairs article on Arab Spring Constitutionalism

Anthony Billingsley has written an interesting article on constitution-making in the wake of the Arab Spring for Foreign Affairs.

Published on December 1, 2011
Author:          Filed under: Uncategorized