Asia legal lessons / Japan PM scandals / Corruption jurisdictional barrier

Improving Mutual Legal Assistance: Lessons from Asia (commentary).  "The findings of a recent report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB)/Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific…entitled 'Mutual Legal Assistance in Asia and the Pacific: Experiences in 31 Jurisdictions,' provides examples of various obstacles to effective MLA…sorted into two general categories: legal and practical."

Scandals Undermine Effort to Revise Japan’s Pacifist Constitution.  The Japanese leader’s popularity recently plummeted in one national poll because of allegations that he helped a friend secure free land and approvals to establish a veterinary college, and that his wife made secret donations to an ultra-nationalist kindergarten that is accused of promoting bigotry against Chinese and Koreans

Corruption as a Jurisdictional Barrier in Investment Arbitration: Consequences and Solutions (commentary).  "In the past ten years, an increasing number of tribunals are evaluating evidence of corruption at the jurisdictional stage of arbitration rather than at the merits stage."

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