Articles

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Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
INS To Open 13 Foreign Enforcement Offices On June 19, 1997, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service announced that it will open thirteen new offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to combat organized illegal trafficking in... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 United States Immigration
EPA Obtains Largest Recovery in CFC Case and Forfeits Foreign Bank Accounts On June 6, 1997, federal officials announced that a Florida company and three employees have pled guilty to conspiring to smuggle 4,000 tons of dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12) and agreed to forfeit... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 United States Environment, Asset Forfeiture, Chemicals Smuggle
EC and U.S. Conclude Agreement on Customs Cooperation and Mutual Assistance The European Community (EC) and the United States have concluded an agreement on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters, providing an example of the enlarged role in criminal and quasi-... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 United States, Europe International Organizations, Treaties, Customs
EU Justice and Home Affairs Council Agree to Strengthen Criminal Cooperation in Several New Areas At a meeting on May 26-27, 1997, the Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) of the European Union agreed to cooperate in a number of important new areas of criminal matters ... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 Europe International Organizations, European Union
New Efforts to Enforce Dayton Accords in the Former Yugoslavia Some new initiatives are focusing on efforts to force signatories of the Dayton peace accords to comply with pledges to hand over indicted war criminals and help in the investigations and... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 United States, Portugal, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia International Organizations, Law of War, War Crimes, Treaties
Bosnia Serbs Prosecute Halilovic for War Crimes While Observers Question Fairness of National War Crime Trials A war crimes trial in the Bosnian Serb republic provides a perspective on the realities of prosecuting most of the alleged war crimes in the former Yugoslavia ... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 Bosnia Law of War, War Crimes, International Courts
European Ministers Adopt Resolution on the Links Between Corruption and Organized Crime On June 10, 1997, the Ministers participating in the 21st Conference of European Ministers of Justice, Council of Europe, in Prague adopted a resolution on the links between corruption and organized... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 Europe Corruption, European Union, Organized Crime
U.S. Sanctions against Myanmar Receive a Mixed Reception On April 22, 1997, President Clinton announced the sanctioning of new U.S. investment in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. In an Executive Order drafted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC... Victoria Gotsch 13 7 1997-07-01 United States, Myanmar Human Rights, Drugs & Trafficking, Sanctions
Brazilian State Entity Obtains $78.6 Million Judgments for Embezzlement On April 15, 1997, a Brazilian governmental agency, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Technologico (CNPq), obtained judgments of over $78.6 million for fraud and breach of contract... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 Brazil Fraud, Bribery, Embezzlement
Mexico Implements Anti-Money Laundering Law On September 1, 1997, as part of its implementation of a new anti-money laundering law, Mexican commercial banks must have in place various due diligence procedures, including know-your-customer and... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 Mexico Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy
EU Members Sign Convention Against Corruption Involving EU or National Officials On June 3, 1997, the 15 EU member States signed the Convention on the fight against corruption involving officials of the European Communities or officials of Member states of the European Union (... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 Europe Corruption, European Union, Bribery, Treaties
European Commission Recommends Measures against Synthetic Drugs On May 7, 1997, the European Commission adopted a communication on the control of new synthetic drugs, at the initiative of European Commissioner Anita Gradin ... [more] Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 Europe European Union, Drugs & Trafficking
EU and U.S. Sign Agreement to Cooperate on Combatting Drug Trafficking On May 28, 1997, the United States and the European Union agreed to increase efforts to combat illegal drugs, signing an agreement to prevent the trafficking in chemicals used to make synthetic drugs... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 United States, Europe European Union, Drugs & Trafficking, Treaties, International Cooperation
Japan Tax Authority Proposes New Reporting for International Funds Transfers On June 2, 1997, the Japanese First Taxation Division, which is in charge of income taxes, announced that cross-border funds over one million yen ($8,890) must reported on a routine basis to prevent... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 Japan Taxation
Canada Deports to U.S. Suspect in Saudi Bomb Probe On June 17, 1997, the Canadian Government deported to the United States Hain Abdel Rahim Sayegh after being detained for months in Canada. His cooperation is pledged in the investigation of the... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 Canada, United States Extradition, Terrorism
U.S. Locates Murder Fugitive in France In mid-June 1997, after sixteen years on the lam, a former peace activist convicted of murdering his former girlfriend, Ira Einhorn has been arrested in southern France and is in custody awaiting... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 United States, France Extradition, Murder
Swiss Government Announces Freeze of $3.4 Million in Bank Accounts for Mobutu On June 3, 1997, the Swiss federal banking commission announced that it has uncovered and frozen $3.4 million in assets belonging to former President of Congo, Mobutu Sese Seko, after a Swiss... Bruce Zagaris 13 7 1997-07-01 Switzerland, Congo Corruption, Asset Forfeiture