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Panel's report says collective self-defense already covered by Article 9

Global Article 9 Campaign

May 14, 2014 — The panel's report reinterprets the Constitution to allow for the exercise of the right to collective self-defense, making Article 9 a dead letter and challenging the principle of constitutionalism.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201405140028

Abe panel's report says collective self-defense already covered by Article 9
Abe panel's report says collective self-defense already covered by Article 9
A key advisory panel to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is claiming Japan can exercise the right to collective self-defense because it falls under the minimum required level of defense that is already allowed by the Constitution's pacifist Article 9. Legal scholars, aghast at the conclusion, said the panel seemed set on "destroying" the Constitution that has kept Japan in postwar peace.
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