[ICAS/Temple Law School Joint Event] Muslim Surveillance in the Name of National Security

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19:00 (Doors open at 18:30)
  • Lawrence Repeta (Professor of Law, Meiji University)
  • Junko Hayashi (Attorney, Partners Law Firm, Tokyo)
  • Sebastian Maslow (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University, Japan)
Azabu Hall, Temple University, Japan Campus
The Parliament (1F)
Masaki Kakizaki (Assistant Professor, TUJ)
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As the world faces the persistent threat of terrorism, nation-states are grappling with how to combat terrorism and ensure the security of citizens and sovereign borders. The 9/11 attacks brought on the “War on Terrorism,” and with it a sharp rise in anti-Muslim sentiments. Governments are making sweeping changes to domestic and foreign policies, including instituting surveillance programs targeting Muslims, closing borders to refugees, extreme vetting of Muslim immigrants, and most recently, President Trump’s executive order barring travelers of Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, which was overturned by a U.S. federal appeals court. The justification for these hard-line policies falls under the guise of national security. This panel debates the merits of government policies aimed at the surveillance of Muslims in the U.S. and Japan, and examines the legality of such instrumentalities. In this lecture, the panel weighs the impact of Muslim profiling on guaranteed civil liberties against fighting terrorism and protecting national security.

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Lawrence Repeta

Professor of Law, Meiji University

Junko Hayashi

Attorney, Partners Law Firm, Tokyo

Sebastian Maslow

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University, Japan