Institute of Comparative Law早稲田大学 比較法研究所



[No.31] Kenji Urata, Reflections on global constitutionalism: perspectives based on the constitution of Japan, 2005 ※English Only

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[Preface] Preface ix-xi
1 Reflections on Global Constitutionalism – In Search of Democracy and Peace Preface 1-3
The global sovereignty of law 3-8
Constitutionalizing globalization 8-20
Some reflections 20-43
Conclusion 43-46
2 Criticism of “Humanitarian Intervention” – The Perspective of the Japanese Constitution The “Peace Perspective” of the Japanese Constitution 49-55
Challenges Posed to the UN Charter by the NATO Bombing, and the Response of Hague Appeal for Peace 55-63
Emerging Trend and Critics Since Kosovo: Illegal but Moral? 63-67
Conclusion 67-69
3 Okinawa: From the “Rule of Power” to the “Rule of Law” What Is the Okinawa Problem? 71-83
US Bases in Okinawa: A Reconsideration 83-91
4 A Study of Laws pertaining to US Miliatry Bases In Okinawa – Towrad Constitutional Law Policy via Constitutional Law Constraction Task and Method 93-95
Makeup of Okinawa US Military Base Law 95-108
Anti-War Landowners’ Struggle Against the Japanese Government 108-126
Lawsuit to Confirm Human Rights Violations under the Revised Special Measures Law on US Forces Land Use 126-139
Conclusion 139-142
5 A New Demonstration of the Right to Live in Peace – Constitutional Lawsuits to Indict Participation in the Gulf War What’s the Problem, and Why? 143-149
The Right to Live in Peace as a Constitutionally Guaranteed Right 149-160
The Right to Live in Peace in Constitutional Lawsuits 160-165
Conclusion — Responding to Criticism 165-167
6 The Japanese Constitution and Nuclear Weapons – A Discussion on the Relationship Between the Constitution and International Law The Constitution of Japan: A Product of the “Nuclear Age” 169-173
The Constitution’s Peace Principles 173-175
The Japanese Government’s Stance under the Nuclear Umbrella 175-178
The Relationship Between International Law and the Constitution with Regard to Nuclear Weapons 178-181
Conclusion 181-182
7 Essays on the Peace Constitution Reflections on the Right to Live in Peace 183-191
A Draft Bill for a Nuclear- Free Japan 191-195
How Should We Regard the Participation of the Self-Defense Forces in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations? 196-201
8 Aspects of the Right to Live in Peace Whereabouts of the Question 203-207
Basis of the New International Peace Order 207-211
Question of the Atomic Bomb Victim Relief Law 211-214
The Matter of the Three Non- Nuclear Principles 214-219
Relation with the Right of Peoples to Self- Determination 219-222
Conclusion 223
9 The Judicial Review System in Japan – Legal Ideology of the Supreme Court Judges Introduction 225-227
The Case for the Rule of Law and the Philosophy of Natural Law 227-235
The Case for Democracy and Legal Positivism 235-240
The Case for the Legitimacy of Justice 240-249
Conclusion 250-252
10 Freedom, Peace and their Guarantees – From the viewpoint of the Constitution of Japan Introduction 253-254
Two Constitutions of Japan 254-256
Freedom 256-261
Peace 261-267
Democracy 267-269
A Consideration of the Issues 269-274
Conclusion 274
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