The International Enforcement Law Reporter

The International Enforcement Law Reporter is a monthly print and online journal covering news and trends in international enforcement law.

Since September 1985, the International Enforcement Law Reporter has analyzed the premier developments in both the substantive and procedural aspects of international enforcement law. Read by practitioners, academics, and politicians, the IELR is a valuable guide to the difficult and dynamic field of international law.

Council of Europe Adopts Resolution and Recommendation on Minimum Standards for Trial Waiver Systems

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On October 12, 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution and Recommendation on the need for minimum standards for trial waiver systems. The debate as well as recommendation and resolution were based on a comprehensive Report prepared by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.

U.S. Sting Operation Snags Chinese Intelligence Officer in Belgium

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On October 10, 2018, U.S. law enforcement authorities announced the arrest and charging of  Yanjun Xu, aka Qu Hui, aka Zhang Hui, a Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSSS) operative, with conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies.  On October 9, the Belgian government extradited Xu to the U.S.

Council of Europe Calls on Russia to Return Wreckage of Polish Tu-154

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On October 12, 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution 2246 (2018) on the crash of Polish Air Force Tu-154M, on 10 April 2010, transporting the Polish State delegation on the Russian Federation's territory. The debate and resolution were based on an earlier report prepared by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.

U.S. Government announces Coordinated Enforcement Efforts Against Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On October 16, 2018, the United States government, through its Departments of Justice (DOJ), Treasury, and State, announced a series of measures to target and dismantle the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), one of the largest, most dangerous drug cartels operating in Mexico.  The measures include the unsealing of 15 indictments, the State Department’s approval of large rewards, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designations, and the establishment of a citizen tip line.[1]

The Rise of Xenophobic, Anti-Immigrant Policies in American and European Governments

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Author: 
Madeline Henshaw-Greene
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On August 16, 2018, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued two resolutions granting precautionary measures to migrant children affected by the Trump administration’s recent family separation policy.[1] The IACHR acknowledged that the United States government is primarily responsible for “protecting the human rights of the persons under its jurisdiction”[2] due to the principle of complementarity. Nevertheless, the Commission felt that the resolutions were necessary because the separated children were at risk of losing their “rights to family life and personal integrity as well as the right to identity.”[3] In order to remedy this crisis, the IACHR asked the United States to put measures in place to protect these rights, guarantee the reunification of the separated families and children, and provide communication between the separated children and their families until they can be reunified. The Commission further requested that the administration halt the separation policy as well as any immigration policy that seeks to separate children from their families.

Peruvian Man Arrested In Connection with 1991 Santa Barbara Massacre

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Author: 
Maria O'Sullivan
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On September 17, 2018 Homeland Security Special Investigations agents arrested Dennis Wilfredo Pacheco-Zambrano in San Angelo, Texas following a tip from the ICE Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center.  Zambrano, now 48, is wanted in Peru for his role as Peruvian Army Second Sergeant with the “Escorpio” patrol involved in the 1991 Santa Barbara Massacre.

Germany Agrees to Extradite Iranian Diplomat, While France Freezes Assets in Bomb Plot

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On October 1, 2018, the Bamberg state court in Germany said it had approved the European arrest warrant for Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat in Vienna, Austria, to stand charges in Belgium on suspicion of participating in a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally on June 30 near Paris.

Department of Justice Charges Seven Russian Intelligence Officers for Computer Hacking and Influence Campaign Targeted At Anti-Doping Agencies, the OPCW, and Other Targets

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Author: 
Zarine Kharazian
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
A grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania has indicted seven Russian officials for their role in hacking, fraud, and influence operations during the 2016 election, the Department of Justice announced on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The defendants, who are all Russian intelligence officers, are Aleksei Sergeyevich Morenets, 41, Evgenii Mikhaylovich Serebriakov, 37, Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov, 32, Artem Andreyevich Malyshev, 30, Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin, 27, Oleg Mikhaylovich Sotnikov, 46, and Alexey Valerevich Minin, 46.

Petrobras Agrees to Settle FCPA Charges with Justice and SEC in Joint Settlement with Brazil

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On September 27, 2018, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), a Brazilian state-owned and state-controlled energy company, entered into agreements with U.S. and Brazilian authorities and agreed to pay a combined total of $853.2 million in penalties to resolve the U.S. government’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in relation with Petrobras’s role in facilitating payments to politicians and political parties in Brazil, as well as a related Brazilian investigation. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is the venue for the case.

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