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. 27, No. 3, Spring

Bananas of Wrath: How Nicaragua May Have Dealt Forum Non Conveniens a Fatal Blow Removing the Doctrine as an Obstacle to Achieving Corporate Accountability
I. INTRODUCTION: CONCERNING BANANA WORKERS II. FORUM NON CONVENIENS: HISTORY AND ANALYSIS A. The Alternative Forum B. Private and Public Interest Factors III. FORUM NON CONVENIENS: INADEQUACIES AND THE BARRIER IT HAS BECOME FOR THE...
"Female Troubles": The Plight of Foreign Household Workers Pursuing Lawful Permanent Residency through Employment-Based Immigration
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE PROCEDURE A. Temporary Residency: The Nonimmigrant Visa 1. "Too Hot, Too Cold, Too Big, Too Small" or "The Goldilocks Problem": Why Most Household Workers Are Unable to Secure Nonimmigrant...
Have We Closed the Barn Door Yet? A Look at the Current Loopholes in the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE HISTORY OF RECEDING MILITARY JURISDICTION OVER U.S. CIVILIANS A. How Was the Barn Door Opened in the First Place? B. What Is the Significance of the Evolution in Courts-Martial Jurisdiction? ...
International Trafficking in Children: Will New U.S. Legislation Provide an Ending to the Story?
I. THE TRAGEDY OF INTERNATIONAL CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING: NO COUNTRY IS IMMUNE FROM THE DRAMA II. THE FIVE "WS" OF SEX TRAFFICKING: UNDERSTANDING THE STORY A. What is the plot in the drama of sex trafficking? B. Where is the...
Property, People, and Prosperity: Address to the Houston World Affairs Council
I. BUILDING NATIONS II. PROPERTY, ACQUAINTANCE, AND DESCRIPTION III. VALUE THROUGH LAW IV. DEMOCRACY V. REMEMBER NOT TO FORGET A. What Makes a Successful Nation? B. Do Not Get Distracted I. BUILDING NATIONS One of the problems that...
Regulating International Lawyers: The Legal Consultant Rules
I. THE THEME AND ITS VARIATIONS II. THE TABLES: COMPARING THE RULES III. CONCLUSION: THE FUTURE ROLE FOR LEGAL CONSULTANTS TABLE 1 TABLE 2 END NOTES: TABLES 1 & 2 Economic globalization increasingly leads to lawyers crossing...
Sending the Right Signals: Using Rent-Seeking Theory to Analyze the Cuban Central Bank
I. METHODOLOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP A. A Deflationary View of Central Bank Independence B. Using Rent-Seeking Analysis to Track Creditor Influence on Government Design C. The Implications of the Rent-Seeking...
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