Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Summer

An Analysis of the Causes of Corruption in the Judiciary
I. INTRODUCTION Inefficiency in weak public institutions and systemic corruption have led to the deterioration of the quality of service delivered by government agencies.(1) Because corruption has been an intrinsic part of the way the state has...
Introduction
The nations of the Americas find themselves at a crossroads. Over the past decade, economic reforms have been enacted which have radically altered the relationship between the state and its citizens. As the region tries to further integrate itself...
Keynote Address
I am very pleased to be here at Georgetown today, to take up with the seminar participants a topic at the heart of our relations with our neighbors in the Western Hemisphere: the promotion of the rule of law, and the part our negotiations toward the...
Legal and Institutional Reform Strategy and Implementation: A World Bank Perspective
The World Bank (the Bank) has supported legal reform in countries in all the major regions of the World--in countries with civil law, common law and Islamic law traditions, and in countries as disparate as China, the Comoros and the Czech Republic....
Opening Remarks Bv Dr. Enrique Lagos, Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs, Organization of the American States, on the Occasion of the International Gathering of Experts on the Role of Legal Institutions in the Economic Development of the Americas
Washington, D.C. October 15 and 16, 1998 Dean Judith Areen, Distinguished Panelists, Members of the Faculty and Honored Guests: On behalf of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, I am pleased to welcome you to the opening...
Reconciling Two Legal Cultures in Privatizations and Large-Scale Capital Projects in Latin America
I. INTRODUCTION Until the recent economic troubles that began in the Far East, spread to Russia and touched the shores of the Americas, Latin America enjoyed an investment boom spurred by free trade and privatization. A significant portion of the...
Remarks: Ambassador James Jones
First of all, let me congratulate Georgetown Law Center's LawCasa and the OAS for sponsoring this conference. For many Americans, what is happening in Latin America is not fully comprehended. Latin America is a place I think many Americans--including...
Remarks: Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow
I think we all know that most legal systems in Latin America have suffered from a common set of failings, as well as a common set of virtues, but let us focus on the failings without any disrespect meant. Poor resources to support courts and judges,...
Remarks: Ambassador Peter Romero
Thank you very much. I would like to thank Dr. Infante for inviting me here and also reference some of the fine work that LawCasa does, both here and elsewhere in the hemisphere. First let me say I am not a lawyer; I am a diplomatic practitioner,...
Remarks: James Spinner
Thank you, Dean Gustafson. Let me start by thanking the Department of Legal Cooperation of the Organization of American States and the Georgetown University Law Center for inviting me to participate in this conference today. I am particularly pleased...
Remarks: Jonathan Fried
Thanks very much. I will try to stay within the time limit. It is a bit awkward for me to have accepted this invitation. I very much appreciate the opportunity to see my friends, but I was not invited to perform a professorial role, nor was I even...
Remarks: Professor James Feinerman
Thank you, Philip. It is nice to be back with old friends and also to have a chance to make the acquaintance of Ambassador Jones and Attorney General Solis Zelaya, but you may be wondering what I am doing here as an Asian specialist in a conference...
Remarks: Professor Viet D. Dinh
I must start with a note of apology. Dr. Jaime Infante yesterday started with the baseball theme of Sammy Sosa, and the theme was continued today by our moderator. Being a late switch into the panel, I can only characterize myself as a bait and switch...
Remarks: Roman Solis Zelaya
I would like to thank the organizers of this conference very much for allowing me the opportunity to address the role of legal institutions in economic development in Costa Rica. As the legal advisor to the government and society of Costa Rica--that...
The Emergence of an International Enforcement Regime on Transnational Corruption in the Americas
I. INTRODUCTION([dagger]) A prospective investor in the Americas must pay attention to the realities of corruption in the hemisphere. In many countries, investors wanting to obtain government procurement contracts must confront the practice of paying...
The International Monetary Fund and Strengthening the Architecture of the International Monetary System
I. INTRODUCTION The past decade has witnessed the systematic reduction of barriers to the free flow of goods, services, and capital across national borders. While these changes have facilitated faster economic growth and greater prosperity, they...
The Law, Expectation, and Reality in the Marketplace: The Problems of and Responses to Corruption
It is an honor to be here among many colleagues with whom Transparency International (TI) has cooperated in promoting anti-corruption reform measures in this hemisphere. In just the past few years, we have made great progress in raising public awareness...
The Role of Legal Institutions in the Economic Development of the Americas Transcript
INTRODUCTIONS DEAN GUSTAFSON: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, I want to welcome you to the Georgetown University Law Center. My name is Charles Gustafson. I'm the Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs. There are a number...
Towards 2005: Profits, People, and the Future of the Regulatory State in the Free Market Model
I. INTRODUCTION There is a growing awareness of why and how institutions are important for economic development. In fact "institutional economics" is gaining a growing importance in understanding the necessary underlying conditions for developing...