The George Washington International Law Review

The George Washington International Law Review is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 4, 2003

Bio-Conservation or Bio-Exploitation: An Analysis of the Active Ingredients Discovery Agreement between the Brazilian Institution Bioamazonia and the Swiss Pharmaceutical Company Novartis
I. INTRODUCTIONThe Amazon Region (Amazon) is the richest source of biodiversity in the world today,1 containing approximately sixty-seven percent of the tropical rainforests, fifty percent of the insect species, twenty-two percent of the plant species,...
Chapter 20 Dispute Resolution under Nafta: Fact or Fiction?
I. INTRODUCTIONWhen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became effective in 1994, it contained several mechanisms through which its parties-the United States, Canada, and Mexico-could seek dispute resolution for alleged violations of its...
Continental Drift: Of Paradise and Power
Continental Drift: Of Paradise and Power by Robert KaganRobert Kagan1 wrote about the growing divergence between Europe and the United States with candor, thoughtfulness, knowledge, and a simple directness. Whether one agrees with his premise or his...
Foreign Investment in Cuba: Prospects and Perils
I. INTRODUCTIONOne of the few sources of foreign capital currently available to Cuba is direct foreign investment. Cuba receives virtually no aid from foreign governments or international organizations.1 Cuba is also unable to borrow from multinational...
Making Amends with the Mexican Constitution: Reassessing the 1995 Judicial Reforms and Considering Prospects for Further Reform
I. INTRODUCTIONMexico's judicial branch is the weakest of its federal government's three branches for a variety of historical, structural, political, and socio-cultural reasons.1 On January 1, 1995, several significant amendments to the Constitution...
Public Health and National Security in the Global Age: Infectious Diseases, Bioterrorism, and Realpolitik
INTRODUCTION: LINKING PUBLIC HEALTH AND NATIONAL SECURITYIn the not too distant past, attempts to connect public health and national security would have raised eyebrows and perhaps condescending sympathy from experts in both areas. The discipline of...
The Whistleblower Statute Prepared for the Organization of American States and the Global Legal Revolution Protecting Whistleblowers
I. INTRODUCTIONSeventy-three seconds after its launch on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded, destroying the shuttle and killing the crew.1 Among the crew was Christa McAuliffe, a school teacher who had been selected for the shuttle...