Washington International Law Journal


The staff of the Washington International Law Journal presents the third installment of Volume 25 dedicated to a study of the constitutional politics of Asian courts. In particular, the Volume 25 Editorial Board is proud to honor the Journal’s historic ties with East Asia. The Journal has, since its inception as the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, recognized the global influence of legal developments in region. This special issue serves as a fitting capstone to the publication’s status as the preeminent legal publication tracking East Asian jurisprudential developments over the last twenty-five years. This special issue of Volume 25 features articles that encapsulate the Journal’s twenty-five year history of advancing the body of legal scholarship covering Asia. Articles in this issue highlight the role of constitutional courts in Pakistan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, and Malaysia. Guest editor Professor Po Jen Yap, uses his expertise in comparative constitutional law to weave these insightful jurisdictional-focused pieces into a broader narrative of Asian constitutional jurisprudence. It is rare opportunity to compile such impressive scholarship that covers the development of jurisprudence and the ever-increasing role of judges in Asia.

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