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. 1, Fall

Dear Japan: International Parental Child Abduction Is a Problem
Japan is a safe haven in the world of international parental child abductions. (1) This became obvious in October 2009 when American-born Christopher Savoie was arrested in Japan as he attempted to bring his children back to the United States. (2)...
Future Relations between the United States and Japan: Article 9 and the Remilitarization of Japan
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND: HOW AND WHY THE "NEW" CONSTITUTION OF JAPAN WAS ADOPTED A. An Overview B. The Adoption Process III. THE REINTERPRETATION OF ARTICLE 9 AND THE REMILITARIZATION OF JAPAN IV. BOTH SIDES OF THE ARGUMENT...
Medical Repatriation: A Fourteenth Amendment Analysis of the International Patient Transferring of Illegal Aliens
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE CRISIS OF NONEMERGENCY CARE A. Health Care in a State of Emergency B. U.S. Health Care for Illegal Aliens C. The Case of Luis Alberto Jimenez D. Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Hospitals Chose...
The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: Creating Room for Choice in International Cases
I. INTRODUCTION II. ARBITRATION'S "MONOPOLY" III. THE CHOICE OF COURT CONVENTION A. Background of the Choice of Court Convention B. The Basic Rules of the Choice of Court Convention C. Relevant Inquiries to Determine Whether the ...
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: An Update after Abbott
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE HAGUE CONVENTION III. THE HAGUE CONVENTION IN THE UNITED STATES A. Jurisdiction B. Burdens of Proof C. Emergency Injunctive Relief D. Venue, Costs, and Administrative Aspects IV. ABBOTT V. ABBOTT: MORE...
The United States Takes Center Stage in the International Fight against Online Piracy & Counterfeiting
On September 20, 2010, U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the most far-reaching and comprehensive U.S. legislation to date aimed at modernizing intellectual property rights regulations and combating online piracy...
"This Land Cannot Die": U.S. Involvement in the Rebuilding Haiti
I. INTRODUCTION II. HISTORY OF U.S.-HAITI RELATIONS A. The Haitian Revolution and the Early Days of the Black Republic B. U.S. Occupation C. Duvalierism D. The First Democratically Elected President of Haiti,...
Wrestling with Mexican Criminal Procedure: How Law Schools in the United States and Mexico Can Team Up to Rebuild Mexico's Criminal Trial
I. INTRODUCTION II. MEXICO'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM A. Mexico's distinct legal evolution B. The unchecked power of the ministerio publico C. Too much corruption, too little public trust III. THE 2008 REFORMS A. The slow march...
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