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. 20, No. 2, Winter

All's Well That Ends Well: A Pragmatic Look at International Criminal Extradition
I. INTRODUCTION The impetus for this Comment was the recent capture and extradition(2) to the United States by Mexican authorities(3) of Mexican "drug kingpin"(4) Juan Garcia Abrego. While a momentous and sensational case like this naturally...
China: Socialism Embraces Capitalism? an Oxymoron for the Turn of the Century: A Study of the Restructuring of the Securities Markets and Banking Industry in the People's Republic of China in an Effort to Increase Investment Capital
I. INTRODUCTION The People's Republic of China (PRC) has been a military power for the last several decades. Because of the government's stringent control of virtually every aspect of human rights, politics, and business policies--such as corporate...
Recent Developments in Admiralty Law in the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit, and the Eleventh Circuit
I. INTRODUCTION The 1996 term of the Supreme Court reflected the Court's recent approach to general maritime law claims, that "admiralty judges should look primarily to the legislature for policy guidance and should supplement the statutory...
The P.R.C.'S Negotiable Instruments Law: An Instrument for Facilitating Private Economic Activity or Monetary Control?
I. INTRODUCTION In the years since China began its market reforms, negotiable instruments have played an increasingly important role in China's economy.(1) Their usage facilitates circulation of commodities, timely settlement of debts, and...
The Search for Justice in the Former Yugoslavia and Beyond: Analyzing the Rights of the Accused under the Statute and the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Justice, Sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together. Wherever her temple stands, and so long as it is duly honored, there is a foundation for social security,...
The Texas Long-Arm Statute Does Not Reach French Equipment Manufacturer (but Maybe It Should)
SUMMARY The Texas Supreme Court has provided an example of why reforming personal jurisdiction jurisprudence for international defendants may be proper. In CMMC v. Salinas the Supreme Court reversed a court of appeals decision that extended...
Who's Isolating Whom?: Title III of the Helms-Burton Act and Compliance with International Law
I. INTRODUCTION James Osborne's heirs want the White House back;(1) and because they are Canadians, they cannot run for president. But fortunately, Canadian Members of Parliament Peter Milliken and John Godfrey have introduced legislation...