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. 29, No. 2, Winter

Cross-Border Unitization and Joint Development Agreements: An International Law Perspective
I. BASIC CONCEPTS A. Sources of International Law B. Sovereignty, Territory, and Boundaries II. DELIMITATION OF INTERNATIONAL MARITIME BOUNDARIES A. Delimitation of the Continental Shelf B. Delimitation of the Exclusive...
Fighting Corruption in a Global Economy: Transparency Initiatives in the Oil and Gas Industry
I. INTRODUCTION II. GROWTH OF THE ANTICORRUPTION MOVEMENT A. OECD and Other Conventions B. Civil Society Growth III. EITI--DEVELOPMENT A. The Challenge B. History C. The EITI Framework 1. Basics ...
Introduction
In 2006, energy issues received the greatest amount of scrutiny from the media and the public since the 1970s. Attention focused on a variety of specific concerns, such as renewable energy, energy geopolitics, the economic impact of high energy costs,...
Recent Developments in Foreign Sovereign Immunity and Texas Garnishment Law: A New Threat Facing U.S. Oil and Gas Companies
I. BACKGROUND II. THE CONGO CASES A. Af-Cap Inc. v. Republic of Congo B. FG Hemisphere Associates, LLC v. The Republique du Congo C. Summary of the Fifth Circuit Congo Decisions III. IMPACTS OF THE CONGO CASES ON U.S. OIL...
The Alien Torts Statute and the Search for Energy in Difficult Political Environments
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT III. THE LAW IV. THE CASES A. The Doe v. Unocal Corp. Case B. The Presbyterian Church of Sudan v. Talisman Energy, Inc. Case 1. The Facts 2. The Law ...
The War on Energy: Why the United States and the International Community Need Cohesive Energy Infrastructure Security Policy
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF TERRORIST ATTACKS AGAINST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE A. The Past and Present 1. Colombia's Fight to Save a Pipeline 2. Creative Energy Terrorism in Chechnya 3....
The World of International Compliance: What Transactional Lawyers Need to Know to Perform Ethically and Responsibly
I. INTRODUCTION II. FCPA, EXPORT COMPLIANCE, AND HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES: A POCKET GUIDE A. Overview of the FCPA B. Overview of Export Controls and Trade Sanctions C. Overview of Alien Tort Statute III. COMPLIANCE RISK DUE DILIGENCE ...
Thou Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Water: A Look at the Journey Both Texas and the Middle East Must Embark upon to Solve the Kinks in Their Water Regulation
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND A. Texas Background 1. Original Adoption 2. From Tort Doctrine to Vested Property Right 3. Defining Absolute Ownership 4. Now Enter Senate Bill 1 5. Present Day Ownership ...