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. 30, No. 2, Spring

Breaking Ground without Lifting a Shovel: Ecuador's Plan to Leave Its Oil in the Ground
I. SAVING THE YASUNI NATIONAL FOREST A. The Yasuni National Forest and the ITT Oilfield B. President Correa's Yasuni-ITT Proposal C. The Development Context: Drawing Upon the Debt-for-Nature Swap Experience D. The Environmental Context:...
OPEC from Myth to Reality
I. INTRODUCTION--THE IMPORTANCE OF ENERGY SECURITY, RESOURCE DIPLOMACY, AND THE MAIN CHANGES IN NEARLY HALF A CENTURY OF OPEC'S FORMATION A. Energy Dependency, Foreign Policy, and the U.S. Example B. Some of the Major...
Over the River and (around) the Woods to Grandma's House We Go: Long-Term Firm Transmission Rights, Transmission Market Power, & Gaming Strategies in a Deregulated Energy Market - an International Comparison
I. INTRODUCTION II. A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION REGULATION A. The Infancy of Electricity Deregulation B. The Deregulatory Era: 2000 to Present III. THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM IN THE...
Recent Developments in Brazil's Oil & Gas Industry: Brazil Appears to Be Stemming the Tide of Resource Nationalism
I. INTRODUCTION: BRAZIL'S PROMINENCE IN GLOBAL OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT II. BACKGROUND: CREATION OF A SAFE HARBOR FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT A. Development of Brazil's Legal Infrastructure B. Petrobras & International Competition III....
Status of Russian Petroleum Legislation
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE JOINT VENTURE LAW III. THE LAW ON OIL AND GAS IV. THE LAW ON PRODUCTION SHARING AGREEMENTS V. THE SUBSOIL LAW VI. CONCLUSION I. INTRODUCTION The Author's first exposure to the laws of the Soviet Union and Russia took...
The Status of the Draft Iraq Oil and Gas Law
I. INTRODUCTION II. IRAQ'S PETROLEUM AND GAS RESERVES A. How Much Oil and Gas Does Iraq Have? B. Challenges Confronting Iraq's Energy Infrastructure III. BACKGROUND OF IRAQ'S DRAFT HYDROCARBON LAW A. The Preamble, Iraq's...