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Investor-State Disputes Under Nafta: The Empire Strikes Back, Charles H. Brower Ii Jan 2001

Investor-State Disputes Under Nafta: The Empire Strikes Back, Charles H. Brower Ii

Law Faculty Research Publications

This Article examines the growing opposition to arbitration of investor-state disputes involving challenges to regulatory measures under Chapter 11 of NAFTA. The NAFTA Parties apparently seek to restore national sovereignty over such matters by subjecting these awards to heightened review by municipal courts at the seat of arbitration, effectively giving Canadian, Mexican, and United States courts the final authority to interpret Chapter 11. When successful, this practice violates both the letter of Chapter 11 and the intent of the NAFTA Parties to place investor-state disputes within the deferential legal framework of international commercial arbitration. Although the NAFTA Parties may, escape ...


On Becoming The Other: Cubans, Castro, And Elian -- A Latcritical Analysis, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol Jan 2001

On Becoming The Other: Cubans, Castro, And Elian -- A Latcritical Analysis, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol

UF Law Faculty Publications

It is difficult to imagine that a cute, little, six-year-old boy would be able to change the favorable socially constructed images of cubanas/os virtually overnight. But that is precisely what happened with Elian and the comunidad cubana en Miami en estos estados unidos. The story is sad and poignant, heart-wrenching and surreal, human and political, civil and social, cultural and economic. It reaches into the souls of all who have fought and lost after having thought that they had fought and won.

This essay explores the transformation of the Cuban community in the eyes of the estado unidense majority ...


Fundamental Principles Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Rolf Sturner, Michele Taruffo, Anthony Gidi Jan 2001

Fundamental Principles Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Rolf Sturner, Michele Taruffo, Anthony Gidi

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


The Evolving Concept Of Universal Jurisdiction (Symposium), Bartram Brown Jan 2001

The Evolving Concept Of Universal Jurisdiction (Symposium), Bartram Brown

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Conflict Of Rights And The Outbreak Of The First World War, Leo Katz Jan 2001

Conflict Of Rights And The Outbreak Of The First World War, Leo Katz

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Introduction To The Principles And Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi Jan 2001

Introduction To The Principles And Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi Jan 2001

Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Accountability Of Multinational Corporations: The Barriers Presented By Concepts Of The Corporate Juridical Entity, Phillip Blumberg Jan 2001

Accountability Of Multinational Corporations: The Barriers Presented By Concepts Of The Corporate Juridical Entity, Phillip Blumberg

Faculty Articles and Papers

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Taking Globalization Seriously: Towards General Jurisprudence (Book Review Of Globalization And Legal Theory By William Twining), Doron M. Kalir Jan 2001

Taking Globalization Seriously: Towards General Jurisprudence (Book Review Of Globalization And Legal Theory By William Twining), Doron M. Kalir

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

Part II provides an account of the jurisprudence of Globalization and Legal Theory. Due to the novelty of many of the issues discussed in the book, as well as their importance to the understanding of Twining's recommendations, I have provided a longer than usual account of several chapters. Part II touches upon one of the central jurisprudential dichotomies introduced by Twining—the distinction between general and particular jurisprudence. Twining compares different accounts of the distinction using pairs of canonical jurists. In particular, he compares H.L.A Hart's Postscript with Dworkin's Law's Empire. In this part ...


The International Recognition Of Judgments: The Debate Between Private And Public Law Solutions, Antonio F. Perez Jan 2001

The International Recognition Of Judgments: The Debate Between Private And Public Law Solutions, Antonio F. Perez

Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions

This article explores institutional alternatives for balancing the competing trade and non-trade concerns at the national and global levels in relation to the recognition and enforcement of judgments. It argues against a private international law convention of the kind that is currently being negotiated at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and against quasi-constitutional and constitutional solutions, such as those employed by the European Union and the United States. Rather, the article argues that managing the tensions between trade and non-trade values and between state autonomy and globally established standards can best be achieved through a supplementary agreement in ...


Uni-State Lawyers And Multinational Practice: Dealing With International, Transnational, And Foreign Law, Ronald A. Brand Jan 2001

Uni-State Lawyers And Multinational Practice: Dealing With International, Transnational, And Foreign Law, Ronald A. Brand

Articles

This article addresses how a lawyer may ethically engage in a transnational practice given the current structure of state-by-state bar admission. Part II examines the ethical pitfalls of a transnational practice, including an examination of applicable APA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. This section also addresses different tests for determining whether a lawyer has committed the unauthorized practice of law. Part III makes use of examples to illustrate the legal framework for determining whether a lawyer has committed the unauthorized practice of law. In Part IV, the author concludes by making suggestions for how to better address the ethical dilemma ...


Treating Tax Issues Through Trade Regimes (Symposium: International Tax Policy In The New Millennium), Reuven S. Avi-Yonah Jan 2001

Treating Tax Issues Through Trade Regimes (Symposium: International Tax Policy In The New Millennium), Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

Articles

Professor Paul R. McDaniel has performed an extremely valuable service in clarifying the relationship between trade and tax law. In particular, he has done so by pointing out that, to a large extent, the two spheres do not overlap, much less clash in their objectives. This makes sense because, fundamentally, the goal of trade law is to facilitate trade, while the goal of tax law is to raise revenue. Thus, for example, an ideal tariff under trade law is set at zero, but an ideal tax under tax law is set at some positive rate. It therefore should not be ...


Globalization And Tax Competition: Implications For Developing Countries, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah Jan 2001

Globalization And Tax Competition: Implications For Developing Countries, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

Articles

The current age of globalization can be distinguished from the previous one (from 1870 to 1914) by the much higher mobility of capital than labor (in the previous age, before immigration restrictions, labor was at least as mobile as capital). This increased mobility has been the result of technological changes (the ability to move funds electronically), and the relaxation of exchange controls. The mobility of capital has led to tax competition, in which sovereign countries lower their tax rates on income earned by foreigners within their borders in order to attract both portfolio and direct investment. Tax competition, in turn ...