Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, Winter

In Memoriam
JOSEPH PARKER GRIFFIN 1944-2000 Joe Griffin, Managing Editor of volume 3 of Law and Policy in International Business, died on February 20 of this year. It is fitting that this issue of the journal is dedicated to his memory, as he was an outstanding...
International Law - New Actors and New Technologies: Center Stage for NGOS?
I. INTRODUCTION Anyone whose head is not planted deeply in the sand must recognize that momentous changes are afoot with this phenomenon called the information age. Evidence of sweeping change at the mundane, day-to-day level is undeniable. Five-year-old...
Japan's New Product Liability Law: Achieving Modest Success
I. INTRODUCTION On July 1, 1994, the Japanese Diet passed a bill that introduced the concept of strict liability for products produced and sold in Japan.(1) The New Product Liability Law (seizobutsu seikinin ho) (New PL Law) came into effect one...
Less Developed Country as Start-Up Corporation: Adopting the Venture Capital Model for Development in Light of Global Capital Market Realities
I. INTRODUCTION Many approaches have been proposed for how less developed countries (LDCs) can achieve prosperity, despite their current lack of the ingredients usually associated with growth. World consensus seems to recommend adopting a political...
Thailand's Privatization of State Owned Enterprises during the Economic Downturn
I. INTRODUCTION National governments often undertake efforts to privatize state-run enterprises in order to transition to a market economy or to achieve other economic and political development goals.(1) Often the impetus for such effort results...
The Immigrant Investor Program: Proposed Solutions to Particular Problems
I. INTRODUCTION In 1990, the traditional immigration policy aims of uniting families and providing asylum for the tired, poor, and weary masses gave way to the realization of economic goals. The Immigration and Naturalization Act(1) tripled the...
The Role of Dispute Settlement in World Trade Law: Some Lessons from the Kodak-Fuji Dispute
I. INTRODUCTION Over the course of several decades, Japan and the United States have engaged in acrimonious conflict over the issue of whether Japan has truly opened its economy in accordance with the disciplines of the General Agreement on Tariffs...