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. 21, No. 1, Fall

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Legal and Moral Juxtaposition of Switzerland's Bank Secrecy Laws as Illustrated by the Revelation of Nazi-Era Accounts
I. INTRODUCTION Switzerland's image of neutrality during World War II, a country surrounded by warring nations and yet heroically maintaining its own peaceful neutrality,(1) has served the Swiss well. Switzerland's official position of neutrality...
Border Violence against Illegal Immigrants and the Need to Change the Border Patrol's Current Complaint Review Process
I. INTRODUCTION The United States of America is considered to be the land of opportunity,(1) which is why every year more than one million people cross the Mexico-U.S. border illegally.(2) These people leave behind their homes and families searching...
International Criminal Courts: Some Dissident Views on the Continuation of War by Penal Means
I cannot imagine a position where I should strive for an increase of man-inflicted pain on earth. Nor can I see any good reason to believe that the recent level of pain-infliction is just the right or natural one. And since the matter is important,...
The Misplaced Reliance on Free and Fair Elections in Nation Building: The Role of Constitutional Democracy and the Rule of Law
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this; you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. James Madison(1) I. INTRODUCTION...
Who Patrols the Money? the Regulation of Off-Exchange Foreign Currency Options: Dunn V. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
I. INTRODUCTION Money drives the world, and investing money provides the opportunity to increase one's financial position on the road. As hybrid forms of financial investing instruments are created, and as the methods of investing in these instruments...
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