Texas International Law Journal

Texas International Law Journal is an academic journal focusing on Texas International Law

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 2, Spring

An Appealing Act: Why People Appeal in Civil Cases
AN APPEALING ACT: WHY PEOPLE APPEAL IN CIVIL CASES. By Scott Barclay. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1999. 197 pages, $35.00 Hardcover. Applying the methods of quantitative social science, Scott Barclay has made an important contribution...
Challenges to Fragile Democracies in the Americas: Legitimacy and Accountability
SYMPOSIUM TRANSCRIPT EDITOR'S NOTE On February 25, 2000, the University of Texas School of Law hosted an extraordinary gathering to discuss the fragility of democracies in Latin America and the dangers that they face. The event was sponsored by several...
Democratic Governance and International Law
DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW. Edited by Gregory H. Fox and Brad R. Roth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 585 pages, $100.00 Hardcover. A compilation of essays by various international law and political science scholars, DEMOCRATIC...
Enrichment and Restitution in New Zealand
ENRICHMENT AND RESTITUTION IN NEW ZEALAND. By Ross B. Grantham and Charles E. F. Rickett. Portland, Ore.: Hart Publishing, 2000. 516 pages. $80.00 Hardcover. In this book, Ross Grantham and Charles Rickett propose a reformulation of the theory of enrichment...
Failing the Test: Germany Leads Europe in Dismantling Refugee Protection
"It was in Europe that the institution of refugee protection was born, and it is in Europe today that the adequacy of that system is being tested." Sadako Ogata, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees1 I. INTRODUCTION Prior to 1993 Germany's constitutional...
Multidisciplinary Partnerships in the United States and the United Kingdom and Their Effect on International Business Litigation
I. INTRODUCTION The last decade has brought with it an overwhelming change in the way business is conducted around the globe. The business world has become one global forum. The recent surge of information technology and trade has transformed the ways...
The Noumea Accords: Emancipation or Colonial Harness?
I. INTRODUCTION The historical treatment by colonizing powers of indigenous peoples throughout the globe has been characterized by human rights abuses.1 These abuses have included widespread genocide, racial discrimination, and exploitation of indigenous...
Towards Transnational Corporate Accountability in the Global Economy: Challenging the Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens in in Re: Union Carbide, Alfaro, Sequihua, and Aguinda
I. INTRODUCTION Is it possible for the citizens of developing countries to bring a class action suit in American courts for the negligent actions of a U.S.-based transnational corporation? The experiences of plaintiffs from developing countries show...
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