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Friday 29 Jun 2007

Ryan Olden, Pitt Law '10, files from Prishtina:The former Yugoslavia was a federal country comprised of many different ethnicities - Slovenes, Bosnians, Serbs, and Albanians and others. After the death of strongman Josip Tito in 1980, the federation began to break down as new leader Slobodan Milosevic tried to assert [read more]

Thursday 28 Jun 2007

Eric Linge, Pitt Law '09, files from Mumbai:While Pakistani Prime Minister Musharraf sacks Chief Justices who disagree with him, and while Bangladesh continues under emergency military rule, India's judiciary remains steadfastly independent. So steadfastly, in fact, the Indian Supreme Court has a history of making the Indian government very mad. [read more]

Friday 22 Jun 2007

Eric Linge, Pitt Law '09, files from Mumbai: If you've seen Mission Impossible 2 you remember Tom Cruise hanging from the cliff by one arm. Chances are you've never seen the Telugu-language version of the same film, where a fat, middle-age hero, Balayya, finds himself in the same predicament. Climbing [read more]

Thursday 14 Jun 2007

Eric Linge, Pitt Law '09, files from Mumbai:Outbursts of communal violence are common in India. There are Maoist insurgents in the jungles. There are 23 different separatist militias in the eastern hill states. And as I reported in prior weeks, agitated Sikhs have been violently protesting in the northwest and [read more]

Wednesday 13 Jun 2007

Eric Linge, Pitt Law '09, files from Mumbai:Settling in Mumbai after having spent my first quarter century in the U.S., I have quickly developed a new personal pricing index. What I mean is, a $4 lunch is now a rather expensive lunch. A one hour ride in an auto rickshaw [read more]

Sunday 10 Jun 2007

Eric Sutton, Pitt Law '09, files from Prishtina:When discussing independence, the property rights of Serbian internally-displaced people are an understated cause of conflict between Kosovo and Serbia. As the war raged on, many Serbians understandably fled north to escape the crossfire. They left behind a great deal of real property, [read more]

Friday 1 Jun 2007

Eric Linge, Pitt Law '09, files from Mumbai: When the Indian Constitution was adopted in 1949, Indians had the fundamental right to property. Since then, this right has pestered the government. It was chipped away and chipped away until it was officially downgraded from a fundamental right to merely a [read more]

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