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. 27, No. 2, Winter

Defining International Satellite Communications as Weapons of Mass Destruction: The First Step in a Compromise between National Sovereignty and the Free Flow of Ideas
I. INTRODUCTION II. INTERNATIONAL LAW GOVERNS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITES BUT FALLS SHORT OF PROVIDING A COMPREHENSIVE REGULATORY SCHEME A. Corpus Juris Spatialis Provides Universally Acceptable Authority for Regulating Violent ...
Discrimination on the Basis of Resident Status and Denial of Equal Treatment: A Reply to Professor Weintraub's Response
I am grateful for Professor Russell J. Weintraub's response (1) to my essay on "Equal Treaty Rights." (2) His claims and commentary offer an opportunity for clarification and sharpened inquiry concerning the meaning of the right to equal access to...
"Equal Treaty Rights": A Response to Professor Paust
I. THERE IS NO AUTHORITY THAT BASING FORUM NON CONVENIENS DECISIONS ON PLAINTIFF'S RESIDENCE VIOLATES U.S. TREATIES Professor Jordan J. Paust published an article in this Journal contending that Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code section 71.051...
Finding the Right Tool for the Job: Adequate Protection for Research Tool Patents in a Global Market?
I. PATENT LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES II. PROCESS PATENTS AMENDMENT ACT--HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE III. BIOPHARMACEUTICALS: THE SCIENCE AND THE INDUSTRY A. Biotech 101-A Basic Primer on the Relevant Science B. The Focus of Biotechnology...
Going Too Far Is Worse Than Not Going Far Enough: Principle-Based Accounting Standards, International Harmonization, and the European Paradox
I. HOW DID WE GET HERE?--ACCOUNTING, FRAUD AND NATIONAL DEBTS OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES II. THE PURPOSE OF ACCOUNTING STANDARDS IS TO PRODUCE RELEVANT, RELIABLE AND CONSISTENTLY COMPARABLE INFORMATION III. THERE ARE FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES...
Justice under Transitional Administration: Contours and Critique of a Paradigm [Phi]
I. INTRODUCTION II. JUSTICE UNDER TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION: THE CONTOURS OF A PARADIGM A. A Unique Rationale B. Unique Features 1. The Multplicity of Actors 2. Ambiguities in the Law 3. Unique Challenges III....
"Umbrellas" or "Building Blocks"? Defining International Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime in International Law [Phi]
I. INTRODUCTION II. DEFINITIONS OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM AND TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME A. The Draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (the Draft Convention) B. UN Convention Against Transnational Organized ...