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. 22, No. 3, Spring

Alien Tort Claims Act - Classifying Peacetime Rape as an International Human Rights Violation
I. INTRODUCTION Rape has occurred throughout human history. It is not currently deemed a violation of international human rights. Recently, the international community, with the help of the media, has focused attention on rapes committed by state...
NATO'S Intervention in Kosovo: The Legal Case for Violating Yugoslavia's National Sovereignty in the Absence of Security Council Approval
If a tyrant ... practises atrocities towards his subjects, which no just man can approve, the right of human social connection is not cut off in such a case.... [I]t would not follow that others may not take up arms for them.(1) Hugo Grotius ...
Obtaining Discovery Abroad: The Utility of the Comity Analysis in Determining Whether to Order Production of Documents Protected by Foreign Blocking Statutes
I. INTRODUCTION The global economy is now a reality. With the increasing globalization and diversification of commerce and human interaction comes a concomitant globalization and diversification of legal proceedings. In this age of growing international...
Organ Procurement: Various Legal Systems and Their Effectiveness
I.INTRODUCTION Throughout the world, organ transplantation has emerged as an important medical advancement in solving the problem of end-stage organ failure. Over the years, the success rates of these transplants have significantly improved, providing...
The Future of Combining Synagogue and State in Israel: What Have We Learned in the First 50 Years
I. INTRODUCTION The government will act to bring the religious and secular closer through mutual understanding and respect.(1) There is no doubt that religion is woven into various aspects of the State of Israel.(2) Religious influence is...