Houston Journal of International Law

This journal publishes articles in international and comparative law, including international business, finance, torts, crime and human rights.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, Fall

Mexico's Foreign Investment Regulations of 1998
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1. Why should U.S. legal practitioners and international investors become familiar with Mexico's 1998 Foreign Investment Regulations? Familiarity with Mexico's Foreign Investment Regulations is important because the...
Might a Future Tuna Embargo Withstand a WTO Challenge in Light of the Recent Shrimp-Turtle Ruling?
I. INTRODUCTION Since the inception of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade ("GATT") and the establishment of the World Trade Organization ("WTO"), few environmental trade measures have withstood challenges from countries under embargo.(1)...
Sustainable Development: A Strategy That Reflects the Effects of Globalization on the International Power Structure
I. INTRODUCTION All day they've raced round in the heat, at top speeds, Unsuccessfully trying to sell Zizzer-Zoof Seeds, Which nobody wants because nobody needs.(1) The proponents of sustainable development, like the sellers of Zizzer-Zoof Seeds,...
The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods in United States Courts
The Convention, faute de mieux, will often be applied by tribunals (fudges or arbitrators) who often will be intimately familiar only with their own domestic law. These tribunals, regardless of their merit, will be subject to a natural tendency to...
The Winners and the Losers: The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and Its Effects on Developing Countries
I. INTRODUCTION These are changing times in the global economy. With the opening of the international market and the increased ease with which goods, capital, and ideas flow around the world, new opportunities for industrialization and economic...