Mori V. Japan: The Nagoya High Court Recognizes the Right to Live in Peace
Hamilton, Hudson, Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
Translator's note: The following is a translation of the Nagoya High Court's decision in Mori v. Japan,1 a case challenging the constitutionality of Japan's deployment of its Self-Defense Forces ("SDF") to the Middle East in connection with the United States-led occupation of Iraq. Beginning in December of 2003, Japan deployed ground and air forces of the SDF to the Middle East, including three C-130H "Hercules" transport aircraft which were used to airlift coalition forces and supplies between Kuwait and Baghdad.2 In response, more than 5,700 citizens, represented by over 800 attorneys, filed lawsuits in eleven district courts across the country in one of the largest coordinated …
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Publication information: Article title: Mori V. Japan: The Nagoya High Court Recognizes the Right to Live in Peace. Contributors: Hamilton, Hudson - Author. Journal title: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal. Volume: 19. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 2010. Page number: 549+. © 2009 Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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