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. 34, No. 3, Summer

Cabotage Regulations and the Challenges of Outer Continental Shelf Development in the United States
I. INTRODUCTION II. MEANING AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF CABOTAGE IN THE UNITED STATES A. What is "Cabotage"? B. Why Cabotage? III. THE ORIGIN OF CABOTAGE IN THE UNITED STATES: THE 1789 TAX LAWS IV. THE JONES ACT OF 1920 ...
Comparing U.S. and EU Hazardous Waste Liability Frameworks: How the EU Liability Directive Competes with CERCLA
I. INTRODUCTION II. AN EXAMINATION OF THE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE LIABILITY IN THE U.S. AND THE EU A. An Overview of CERCLA Liability in the U.S. B. An Overview of the EU Council Directives on Hazardous Waste Liability III....
Emerging Centrifugal Technology in Shale Hydraulic Fracturing Waste Management: A U.S.-France-China Selected Environmental Comparative Analysis
I. INTRODUCTION II. SHALE PLAY GEOGRAPHY, GEOGRAPHY AND ECONOMICS A. Introduction B. U.S. Shale Plays C. French Shale Plays D. Chinese Shale Plays III. OVERVIEW OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IV. OVERVIEW OF CENTRIFUGAL TECHNOLOGY ...
Flags of Convenience and the Gulf Oil Spill: Problems and Proposed Solutions
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND INFORMATION A. Registering of Ships B. What Are "Flags of Convenience"? C. Why Flags of Convenience? III. WHAT Is THE SOLUTION? A. Remove Oil Rigs from the Definition of "Ships" B. Eliminate...
Kiobel V. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Corporate Liability under the Alien Torts Statute
I. ABSTRACT: II. INTRODUCTION III. PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW VERSUS PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW IV. Jus COGENS A. Legal Implications of Jus Cogens B. Natural Law V. CIVIL VERSUS CRIMINAL LIABILITY IN PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL...
The Apostille in the 21st Century: International Document Certification and Verification
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE APOSTILLE IN ITS VARIOUS FORMS AMONGST SIGNATORY STATES A. General Overview B. Apostille Practices of the Various Nations III. THE PROBLEM OF FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS ABUSING THE HAGUE CONVENTION IV....