Houston Journal of International Law

This journal publishes articles in international and comparative law, including international business, finance, torts, crime and human rights.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, Winter

Driving While Mexican: Why the Supreme Court Must Reexamine United States V. Brignoni-Ponce, 422 U.S. 873 (1975)
I. INTRODUCTION In recent years, Congress and the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice have made prosecution of illegal aliens and immigration offenses in the southwestern United States a top priority.(1) Since 1994,...
Foreign Forum Selection Clauses in the Federal Courts: All in the Name of International Comity
I. INTRODUCTION When parties engage in international trade, each side frequently believes that the transaction will be controlled by their own domestic laws and practices.(1) However, when trading across borders, parties are subject not only to...
Limiting States' Roles in Foreign Commerce: Teaching Old-World Dogs New-World Tricks
I. INTRODUCTION Cities and states are taking more initiative in the domain of foreign commerce.(1) Over forty states have buy-American laws.(2) Since 1992, twenty-five local governments have enacted laws restricting trade with certain countries.(3)...
Should the United States Officially Recognize the Taliban? the International Legal and Political Considerations
I. INTRODUCTION Afghanistan is an extremely poor country that has been decimated by two decades of continued war.(1) Twelve years of civil war among rival factions followed ten years of war with the Soviet Union.(2) Today, an ultraconservative Islamic...
The Exit Fiction: Unconstitutional Indefinite Detention of Deportable Aliens
I. INTRODUCTION In December 1999, eight inmates at a Louisiana prison took hostages--the prison warden, two prison deputies, and five female inmates.(1) After an initial burst of violence, the hostage-taking settled into a tense six-day negotiation...