Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 4, Summer

Codes of Conduct on Arms Transfers -- the Movement toward a Multilateral Approach
I. INTRODUCTION In the summer of 1978, with East Timorese guerrillas continuing to resist the Indonesia military occupation, the war struck my family. My sister Maria Ortensia was killed by a U.S.-made Bronco aircraft that was being used by Indonesian...
Fine-Tuning WTO Jurisprudence and the SPS Agreement: Lessons from the Beef Hormone Case
I. INTRODUCTION In 1989, the European Community (EC)(1) implemented Council Directive 96/22, a law prohibiting the import of beef treated with growth hormones.(2) Specifically, as amended in 1996, the Directive "prohibits the administration of certain...
Globalization and Conditionality: Two Sides of the Sovereignty Coin
I. INTRODUCTION From the ruins of World War II, the international community created the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, acknowledging the growing interdependence of international economic markets. In recent years, the globalization...
Globalization and the U.S. Market in Legal Services - Shifting Identities
I. INTRODUCTION The international activities of U.S. lawyers are increasingly important and multiplying as their law firms search for new ways to distinguish themselves from their competitors, and these activities have attracted the attention of...
Jus Cogens, Reparation Agreements, and Holocaust Slave Labor Litigation
I. INTRODUCTION This Note discusses several issues involved in litigation concerning gross human rights violations. Specifically, it addresses human rights violations so serious they are included among those violations viewed as jus cogens: peremptory...
Taming Unilateralism under the Multilateral Trading System: Unfinished Job in the WTO Panel Ruling on U.S.Sections 301-310 of the Trade Act of 1974
I. INTRODUCTION Since the U.S. Trade Act of 1974 (Act) was enacted, the Act's Sections 301-310(1) have been the principal statutory means for addressing allegedly unfair trade practices by foreign governments that adversely affect exports of U.S....