Texas International Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1, Fall

Adding Tools to the Arsenal: Options for Restitution from the Intermediary Seller and Recovery for Good-Faith Possessors of Nazi-Looted Art
I. INTRODUCTION"The resolution of these problems is made the more difficult in view of the fact that one of two innocent parties must bear the loss."1How is it that an innocent party can be punished? This is just the question presented in the adversarial...
Defining Unlawful Enemy Combatants: A Centripetal Story
I. INTRODUCTIONThe assignment of unlawful enemy combatant status plunges an individual into a legal limbo relieved by few rights. Although the exact range of rights under U.S. law likely depends on citizenship and place of detention,1 the Supreme Court...
From the "Constitution of the Maritime Safety Committee" to the "Constitution of the Council": Will the IMCO Experience Repeat Itself at the IMO Nearly Fifty Years on? the Juridical Politics of an International Organization
ABSTRACTThe Council and the General Assembly of the International Maritime Organization ("IMO" or "the Organization") is currently faced with a constitutional issue that has remained unresolved since its founding half a century ago. The Inter-Governmental...
Questioning the Jurisdictional Moorings of the Military Commissions Act
Of the many controversial legal issues surrounding the passage of the Military Commissions Act of 2006,1 one of the most fundamental is that of jurisdiction. Lingering just beneath the surface, the question of jurisdiction calls the legitimacy of these...
Schizophrenic Treaty Law
I. INTRODUCTIONThe Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA)' imposes substantial restrictions on the judicial enforcement of the Geneva Conventions in U.S. courts. First, the MCA specifies that "no alien unlawful enemy combatant subject to trial by military...
Standards and Procedures for Classifying "Enemy Combatants": Congress, What Have You Done?
I. INTRODUCTIONAs an alumna of The University of Texas School of Law, it is quite an honor to be here-in the month of my ten-year class reunion-addressing an issue that is as contemporary as it is controversial, and which has consumed half of my legal...
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