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. 36, No. 1, Winter

A River Runs through It: The Case for an International Peace Park on the U.S.-Mexico Border
I. INTRODUCTION II. PROTECTING BIODIVERSITY IN THE DESERT A. Threats to the Desert B. Protections in Place III. THE IDEA OF AN INTERNATIONAL "PEACE" PARK A. Peace Parks as Conservation Tools B. History of the Peace Park Movement...
Containing the Spillover Effect: The Use of Rule of Law to Combat Drug-Related Violence in Mexico
I. INTRODUCTION II. DRUG VIOLENCE IN MEXICO AND THE SPILLOVER EFFECT A. Mexico's drug violence B. DTO-related violence threatens U.S. national security III. A WEAK RULE OF LAW IN MEXICO A. The connection between a weak...
Cross-Straits Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, Cross-Strait Agreement on Intellectual Property Right Protection and Cooperation, and Implications of One-China
I. INTRODUCTION II. TRIPS AND FTA A. Overview B. IP Issues in FTA Negotiations C. Taiwan's Approach D. China's Approach III. CHINA AND ITS CEPAs WITH HONG KONG AND MACAU. A. Overview B. Supplements to the Hong Kong...
Dodd-Frank and Basel III's Knowledge Problem
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND A. Landscape B. The Dodd-Frank Act C. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision D. Current State of Implementation and Possible Conflicts III. UNCERTAINTY AND THE KNOWLEDGE PROBLEM ...
French National Space Legislation: A Brief "Parcours" of a Long History
I. INTRODUCTION II. A HISTORY OF FRENCH SPACE LEGISLATION III. PRE-2008 FRENCH REGULATION OF SPACE IV. POST-2008 FRENCH REGULATION OF SPACE A. Jurisdiction and Authority B. Liability and Indemnification V. CONCLUSION I. INTRODUCTION...
Gene-Patenting and Access to Healthcare: Achieving Precision
I. INTRODUCTION II. PATENTING GENES IN INDIA: EXPLORING THE LEGAL SPACE A. Options for Regulating Gene Patenting vs. Banning Gene Patenting B. Banning Gene Patenting in India: Violation of TRIPS? C. Evolution of...
Offshore Safety in the Wake of the Macondo Disaster: Business as Usual or Sea Change?
I. INTRODUCTION II. THREE CHANGES TO BUSINESS AS USUAL A. Complacency as Negligence B. The Moratorium as a Technology Forcer C. Best Practices Go Global: Safety Management Systems D. Concluding Comments on Three Changes...
Offshore Safety in the Wake of the Macondo Disaster: Business as Usual or Sea Change?
2. The future vision of technology In the longer term, the industry will replace humans with robots. (137) Norway's Robotic Drilling Systems is designing robots to take over the repeatable tasks now done by roughnecks and pipe handlers. (138) It...
The Best Offense Is a Good Defense: How the Adoption of an FCPA Compliance Defense Could Decrease Foreign Bribery
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND A. History of the FCPA B. Corporate Criminality and the FCPA III. SHOULD A COMPLIANCE DEFENSE BE ADOPTED? A. Arguments Against a Compliance Defense B. Arguments For a Compliance Defense IV. A POTENTIAL...