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. 24, No. 2, Winter

Cleaning Up Anti-Money Laundering Strategies: Current FATF Tactics Needlessly Violate International Law *
I. INTRODUCTION In recent months, the war against money laundering (1) has reached a crisis point. Especially after the events of September 11, 2001, the critical, if unwitting, role financial institutions play in assisting terrorist organizations...
Patent Necessity: Intellectual Property Dilemmas in the Biotech Domain & Treatment Equity for Developing Countries
I. INTRODUCTION The dearth of access to affordable AIDS therapies in developing countries is increasingly blamed on the intellectual property norms of the North and their operationalization in global free trade regimes. This article examines...
Searching for a Level Playing Field: The Internationalization of U.S. Securities Disclosure Rules
I. THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE WORLD'S SECURITIES MARKETS "The only real impediments to a global market are regulatory, not technological. Specifically, what is lacking is an appropriate regulatory framework for that market to operate...
The Perfect Storm: The Safe Harbor and the Directive on Data Protection
I. INTRODUCTION With the stunning recent growth of international electronic commerce, issues of personal privacy have become far more visible. Consumers express increasing concern with the ability to control their private information, and many...
Unrest in the European Commission: The Changing Landscape and Politics of International Mergers for United States Companies
I. INTRODUCTION U.S. companies planning significant mergers now have more to worry about than just the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. (1) The European Commission (EC) asserts the right to investigate any merger involving...
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