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. 31, No. 1, Fall

Bringing Peace to Darfur: Lessons of the Darfur Peace Agreement
I. INTRODUCTION II. UNDERSTANDING THE CONFLICT IN DARFUR A. A Brief History of Sudan B. The Darfur Region C. The Rise of Conflict D. The Formation of Rebel Groups 1. The Sudan Liberation Army/Movement 2. The Justice...
Closing the Gaps in the U.S. and International Quarantine Systems: Legal Implications of the 2007 Tuberculosis Scare
I. EVOLVING INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL A. The Speaker Incident B. The Development of Tuberculosis: Ancient Roots and Deadly New Strains II. CURRENT LAW A. The U.S. Legal Mechanisms for Response ...
In Defense of the International Treaty Arbitration System
I. INTRODUCTION II. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ITA SYSTEM A. Foreign Investment Disputes Before the ITA System B. The Need for a Reliable System to Resolve Foreign Investment Disputes C. The Creation...
Some Realism about Legal Certainty in the Globalization of the Rule of Law
I. INTRODUCTION II. LEGAL CERTAINTY IS THE INTERNATIONAL BASIS OF THE RULE OF LAW III. "WE ARE ALL REALISTS NOW" IS THE AMERICAN CREDO IV. LEGAL CERTAINTY AS LEITMOTIF FOR LEGAL METHODS A. Lawmaking B. Law Finding and Judicial...
The Patent Reform Act of 2007 and International Patent Law Harmonization
I. INTRODUCTION II. REFORMING THE UNITED STATES PATENT SYSTEM AND FITTING INTO THE INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REGIME A. United States Patent System B. Patent Reform in the United States 1. History 2. Catalysts...
Which Rules? International Sport and Doping in the 21st Century
I. HISTORY, STRUCTURE, AND LEGAL STATUS OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT II. DOPING AND THE GRAVE DANGER TO THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT III. THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT IV. CONCLUSION I. HISTORY, STRUCTURE, AND LEGAL STATUS OF THE OLYMPIC...

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