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. 35, No. 2, Spring

Acclimating to Climate Change: Filling the International Policy Void for Environmentally Displaced People
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND A. What is Climate Change? B. Slow-Onset vs. Sudden Impact Disasters C. Visible Effects of Climate Change III. THE INADEQUACIES OF CURRENT LAWS A. Migration Categories B. International Laws IV....
Assessing the Viability of State International Law Prohibitions
I. INTRODUCTION II. ISLAM, SHARIA AND NATIONAL SECURITY A. Grassroots Islamophobia? B. The Threat Assessment: Possible Inroads for Sharia Law C. Constitutional History and Precedent D. Treaties: Self-executing, Non-self-executing ...
Flying Too Close to the Sun: How an EMU Expulsion Provision Will Prevent the European Sovereign Debt Crisis from Becoming a Modern Day Greek Tragedy
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE HISTORY OF THE EUROZONE III. THE DEBT CRISIS A. The Stability and Growth Pact B. The Advantages of Eurozone Membership Cause Imprudent Fiscal Behavior C. The Contagion Effect IV. SOLUTIONS TO THE EU...
The Lacey Act Amendments and United States' Policing of International Trade
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE LACEY ACT AMENDMENTS A. The History of the Lacey Act B. The 2008 Amendments C. "Prohibited Acts" Under the 2008 Amendments D. The Labeling Requirement and the Import Declaration ...
The United States as a Benevolent International Leviathan and the Need for Framing a Response to the Embassy Attacks Pursuant to Recognizable International Law
I. INTRODUCTION: THE MIDDLE EAST IS ON FIRE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW IS IN A STATE OF FLUX II. AFTER WITHDRAWING FROM THE ICC, THE IRAQI WAR PRESENTED A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO RESTORE AMERICAN INTERESTS ABROAD AND PREVENT ANTI-AMERICAN...
Touched by an Agent: Why the United States Should Look to the Rest of the World for a New Airport Security Scheme and Stop Using Full-Body Scanners
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE UNITED STATES: THE PROTECTION AGAINST UNREASONABLE SEARCHES AND SEIZURES AND THE UN-ENUMERATED RIGHT TO PRIVACY (WHATEVER THAT MAY MEAN) A. What Are the Rights of United States Citizens? B. If...
Unmasking the Charade of the Global Supply Contract: A Novel Theory of Corporate Liability in Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Cases
I. INTRODUCTION II. GENERAL BACKGROUND A. Forced Labor Statistics and Background Information B. History and Evolution of the Global Supply Contracting System III. ECONOMIC REALITIES TEST A. Basic Theory of Joint Employment...

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