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.

Justice Department Indicts Chinese Manufacturers of Fentanyl and Opioids

Friday, October 20, 2017
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On October 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that federal grand juries in the Southern District of Mississippi and the District of North Dakota returned indictments, unsealed on October 16, 2017, against two Chinese nationals and their Northern American based traffickers and distributors for separate conspiracies to distribute large quantities of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues and other opiate substances in the United States.  The DOJ has made the defendants the first manufacturers and distributors of fentanyl and other opiate substances to be designated as Consolidated Priority Organization Targets (CPOTs).  CPOT designations are those who have “command and control” elements of the most prolific international drug trafficking and money laundering organizations.

U.S. Grand Jury Indicts IT Executive and Former IT Manager of Australian Bank with Bribery and Kickback Scheme

Friday, October 20, 2017
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On September 27, 2017, a federal grand jury in Los Angeles, California returned an indictment, charging that the former head of Santa Monica-based Service Mesh, Inc. paid bribes to former IT executives at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in order to approve millions of dollars in contracts that inflated ServiceMesh revenues and fraudulently caused Computer Sciences Corporation (CDC) to pay a nearly $100 million incentive bonus as part of CSC’s acquisition of the cloud software company.

Council of Europe Adopts Resolution on Prosecuting and Punishing Crimes Committed by Daesh

Friday, October 20, 2017
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

At its 34th sitting held on October 12, 2017, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution 2190 (2017) on prosecuting and punishing crimes committed by Daesh. The debate and resolution were based on a Report prepared by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.

European Union Establishes the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

Friday, October 20, 2017
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On October 12, 2017, the Regulation establishing the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) was adopted by those Member States which are part of the EPPO “enhanced cooperation.” The EPPO will be in charge of investigating, prosecuting and bringing to justice the perpetrators of offences against the Union's financial interests. It will bring together European and national law-enforcement efforts to counter EU fraud.

 

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Terrorism Submits Counterterrorism Report to the General Assembly

Friday, October 13, 2017
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On September 27, 2017, the UN Secretary-General submitted to the General Assembly a report from the newly appointed Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.

86th INTERPOL General Assembly: Mixed Messages for Refugees

Friday, October 13, 2017
Author: 
Yuriy Nemets
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On September 26, 2017, in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping officially welcomed the 86th INTERPOL General Assembly.  As this year’s host of the INTERPOL “body of the supreme authority” and a member country whose citizen currently serves as the President of INTERPOL, China could not have escaped scrutiny over its role in the organization’s work.  While in their speeches President Xi Jinping called for cooperation among the nations in fighting crime and President Meng Hongwei warned of political “black swans,” growing anti-globalist sentiments, the rising refugee crisis, terrorism, and problems caused by the scientific and industrial revolutions, human rights advocates and media reported examples of China’s abuse of INTERPOL’s resources against its government’s political opponents.

U.S. and China Hold First Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Dialogue

Friday, October 13, 2017
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On October 4, 2017, the U.S. and China held their first law enforcement and cybersecurity dialogue (LECD). Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke,, together with Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shenkun, co-chaired the meeting.  The LECD is one of the four dialogues to which U.S. President Trump and Chinese President Xi agreed during their first meeting in Mar-a-Lago in 2017.

 

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Files Application to Return 2,300-Years-Old Marble Bull’s Head to Lebanon

Friday, October 6, 2017
Author: 
Zarine Kharazian
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On July 8, 1967, French archaeologist Maurice Dunand unearthed a 2,300-years-old, foot tall marble bull’s head from a site at the foot of the Temple of Eshmun in Sidon, Lebanon. Dunand, the director of the Mission Archéologique Française in Lebanon at the time, was leading a state-sponsored excavation of the Eshmun site.

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