17 Jul 2007

Mary E. Gibson, Pitt Law '08, files from Prishtina:Independence for Kosovo is nothing new — independence fervor did not begin in 1998 when conflicts escalated from Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević's ethnic cleansing of Albanians. Rather, it's been fermenting since before the Ottoman Empire's victory at the Battle of Kosovo in 1389. Kosovar-Albanians [read more]

14 Jul 2007

Andrew Wood, Pitt Law '08, files from Manila:As governments around the world work hard to implement legislation to aid in fighting terrorism, some common effects of such legislation are predictable and even inevitable; it is the nature of any anti-terrorism measure to both empower the executive branch and detract from [read more]

11 Jul 2007

Eric Linge, Pitt Law '09, files from Mumbai:One year ago today, July 11, 2006, a day Indians call 7/11 (or 11/7), seven coordinated blasts within fifteen minutes tore through rail cars on Mumbai's suburban railway killing 187 people. Nineteen suspects are to stand trial for the blasts at the end [read more]

10 Jul 2007

Eric Linge, Pitt Law '09, files from Mumbai:The directives and writs of PILs and the hearings of PILs in court are regular news in India today. The PIL movement was begun by the Supreme Court in 1978. The '70s were a troubled time in the history of India, but the [read more]

9 Jul 2007

Eric Linge, Pitt law '09, files from Mumbai:The Indian Supreme Court has made itself into possibly the most powerful apex court in the world. As addressed in "India: Judicially Independent," below on this page, the Indian Supreme Court held in Kesavanand Bharati v. Kerala that the Court can strike down [read more]

4 Jul 2007

Andrew Wood, Pitt Law '08, files from Manila:The Philippines is a fascinating place to spend the summer. The country is confronted with a constant and complex problem of migration, an issue that the government is struggling to solve. Well-educated Filipinos are flocking out of the country to seek better wages [read more]

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