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. 33, No. 3, Summer

An ICSID Tribunal Denies Jurisdiction for Failure to Satisfy BIT's "Cooling-Off" Period: Further Evidence of a Sea Change in Investor-State Arbitration or a Meaningless Ripple?
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE DISPUTE III. THE ECUADOR-U.S. BIT A. The Role of BITs in International Investor-State Disputes B. BITs Offer Dispute Settlement Through ICSID Arbitration C. Ecuador- U.S. BIT's Prerequisites...
Continental Joins the (All)star Alliance: Antitrust Concerns with Airline Alliances and Open-Skies Treaties
I. INTRODUCTION II. FROM REGULATION TO OPEN SKIES: BACKGROUND OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE INDUSTRY A. History of U.S. and European Regulation B. Formation of International Airline Alliances C. Hypothetical Passenger Example III....
Exiting China: Procedures to Ensure the Orderly Liquidation of a Business
I. INTRODUCTION II. EXIT PLANS III. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINA PERTAINING TO VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION IV. CREATING A LIQUIDATION TEAM FOR A VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION V. GATHERING INFORMATION VI. DEVELOPING A DETAILED EXIT PLAN VII....
Plan Now or Pay Later: The Role of Compliance in Criminal Cases
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE U.S. SENTENCING GUIDELINES A. The Need for Uniform Charging Practices B. United States v. Booker and the Advisory Guideline System III. FEDERAL CHARGING PRINCIPLES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPLIANCE...
The Precautionary Approach and the International Control of Toxic Chemicals: Beacon of Hope, Sea of Confusion and Dilution
I. INTRODUCTION II. BEACON OF HOPE III. SEA OF CONFUSION A. Definitional Generality B. Definitional Variations C. Uncertainty in Terminology D. Wide Spectrum of Precautionary Measures E. Differing Academic Views F....
When Culture Hurts: Dispelling the Myth of Cultural Justification for Gender-Based Human Rights Violations
I. INTRODUCTION II. DIFFERING HUMAN RIGHTS PRIORITIES ACROSS CULTURES A. Ulterior Motives for Commitment to Human Rights III. DEFENDING "CULTURE" AGAINST "FOREIGN" VALUES A. The Cultural Defense B. Combating the Cultural...
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