Criminal Procedures in Japan: The Need for Reform

By Ri Yoo, November 3, 2009 Japanese courts, prosecutors, and human rights organizations are closely monitoring the retrial of Toshikazu Sugaya, sentenced to life in prison and recently released when DNA testing did not connect him with the crime. Sugaya…

New Muslim Cool

By Gretchen Ellis, October 29, 2009 In the words of Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, the director and producer of New Muslim Cool, “we all have a chance to be our best selves.” The American University (AU) Center for Social Media and…

Imprisonment of China’s Legal Activists

Massive military parades, marches, and firework displays were staged across China on October 1, 2009, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of China’s Communist leadership. Displaying pride in their country’s progress and development, government officials and citizens organized parades and…