Igeta Daisuke

Igeta Daisuke. Challenging Japan's Extensive Surveillance of Muslims. Center for Constituional Rights Blog

As a Japanese lawyer studying in the United States, I came across CCR’s case Hassan v. City of New York, a lawsuit challenging the blanket surveillance and religious profiling of Muslim communities. The case – and the principles it upholds – seems particularly important now, as I watch political candidates call for discriminatory measures against Muslims. I learned of the case while doing research for my own litigation in Japan challenging a more severe version of the program, one that monitors virtually every Muslim person in the country.