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. 32, No. 3, Summer

All in the Same Boat? Indigenous Property Rights in Underwater Cultural Heritage
I. INTRODUCTION II. ORIGINS OF THE BLACK SWAN TREASURE A. History of the Black Swan B. Claims to the Black Swan Treasure C. Indigenous Peoples' Relationship to Mining in Peru III. EXISTING TREATMENT OF UNDERWATER CULTURAL...
A Practical Guide to International Sanctions Law and Lore: Mamas, Don't Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Sanctions Lawyers
The subtitle of my remarks, "Mamas, don't let your children grow up to be sanctions lawyers," should not be interpreted as conveying a lack of professional gratitude or appreciation. To the contrary, the law and lore of economic sanctions has been...
Justice in an Uncooperative World: ICTY and ICTR Foreshadow ICC Ineffectiveness
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND A. Creation and Purpose B. Core Achievements III. ANALYSIS A. Problems Encountered by the Courts B. Lack of State (U.S.) Support and Cooperation as Major Impediments to ICC Success C....
Silent No More: The Logan Act as a Constitutionally Enforceable Tool in Foreign Policy
I. INTRODUCTION II. INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE AND WHY THE LOGAN ACT REMAINS NECESSARY TODAY A. Foreign Policy Powers in the Constitution B. Globalization III. THE ORIGINS OF THE LOGAN ACT IV. VAGUENESS A. Facial Vagueness V....
The European Patent System: An Overview and Critique
I. INTRODUCTION II. HISTORY A. French Patent Law of 1791 B. The Paris Convention C. Patent Cooperation Treaty D. Strasbourg Convention E. The European Patent Convention F. The Community Patent Convention III. EUROPEAN...
The Uncertain Fate of Venezuela's Black Pearl: The Petrostate and Its Ambiguous Oil and Gas Legislation
I. WHO OWNS THE PEARL? II. APERTURA PETROLERA: THE SEVEN SISTERS ARE INVITED TO FIND THE PEARL III. THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION IV. THE 2001 HYDROCARBON LAW A. The law originated in the executive branch, not in the legislative...
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