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. 3, Spring

Access to Our Backyard Reserves: A Final Resolution of the Western Gulf of Mexico's Maritime Boundaries
I. INTRODUCTION When we turn to foreign ]ands to supply our energy needs, then I can't help but feeling that somewhere along the way we have surrendered something of our freedom.(1) As the earth and humanity enter into a new millennium,...
A Comparison of Commercial Arbitration: The United States and Latin America
I. INTRODUCTION It has been said that the United States and Latin America have historically taken different attitudes toward arbitration.(1) Although there is some truth to this statement, it would be an oversimplification to say that arbitration...
Genocide: The Crime of the Century; the Jurisprudence of Death at the Dawn of the New Millennium
The twentieth century was terrorized by the terrible triad of nationalism,(1) communism(2) and totalitarianism.(3) There were considerable costs. Substantial portions of various ethnic, racial and religious groups were exterminated in the service of...
Global Distributions: The Effect of Export Controls
I. INTRODUCTION A. Issue Spotting Export controls are not just for "exporters" anymore. The Census Bureau reports that in 1998, 205,188 companies exported $554 billion in merchandise.(1) This is up significantly from the Bureau's 1992 data, which...
To Patent or Not to Patent: The European Union's New Biotech Directive
I. INTRODUCTION After centuries of fusing, melting, forging, and burning inorganic materials to create useful things, we have come to a time in mankind's development when we are splicing, recombining, and transforming living material into commercial...