Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, June

China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission in 2006: New Rules, Same Results?
Abstract: In May of 2005, the China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission ("CIETAC") was updated with new rules designed to bring it into conformity with international arbitration standards. The rules were the most recent efforts by the...
Cnooc-Unocal and the Wto: Discriminatory Rules in the China Protocol Are a Latent Threat to the Rule of Law in the Dispute Settlement Understanding
Abstract: In the summer of 2005, the Chinese state-owned oil company CNOOC, Ltd. ("CNOOC") attempted to purchase American-owned Unocal Corporation on very favorable terms. There was a serious problem with the merger, however-the U.S. Congress was not...
Genetically Modified Crops in the Philippines: Can Existing Biosafety Regulations Adequately Protect the Environment?
Abstract: Global concern persists about the use of genetically modified crops ("GM crops"). This concern originates from the divergent perspectives of nations with a stake in either the production or consumption of GM crops. Proponents of GM crops in...
Judicial Intervention in International Arbitration: A Comparative Study of the Scope of the New York Convention in U.S. and Chinese Courts
Abstract: The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards has been praised as one of the most efficient and powerful multilateral legal instruments in promoting international commercial arbitration. The implementation...
Korean Environmental Regulations: Ready to Take on One of the World's Largest Private Real Estate Development Projects?
Abstract: The South Korean government designated three new Free Economic Zones in an effort to become the financial and logistical hub of Northeast Asia. One of these zones, the Incheon Free Economic Zone ("IFEZ"), will encompass 209 square kilometers...
The President Refuses to Cohabit: Semi-Presidentialism in Taiwan
Abstract: French constitutional practices suggest that cohabitation between the president and the prime minister, where the latter is the leader of the opposition majority in parliament, creates a workable governmental relationship. Taiwan's constitutional...
To Charge or Not to Charge, That Is Discretion: The Problem of Prosecutorial Discretion in Chile, and Japan's Solution
Abstract: Chile's recent criminal procedure reform is an ambitious program to bring greater transparency, fairness, and effectiveness to the country's legal system. However, the success of the reform is not assured. To a great extent, the reform's success...
Trading the People's Homes for the People's Olympics: The Property Regime in China
Abstract: China is under increasing international scrutiny as the country's economic growth launches the previously isolated nation onto the world stage. As the national wealth increases at a record rate, the government is constantly modifying strategies...
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