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Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Catalan Judge Sentences Network the Laundered Drug Money On February 18, 1998, Judge Baltasar Garzon of the National Court convicted nine persons accused of laundering drug-related money. The network operated primarily in Barcelona and laundered more than... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 Spain Money Laundering, Drugs & Trafficking
U.S. Congress Adopts Resolution for Tribunal Against Saddam Hussein as Iraq Moves to Recommend the Same Against Clinton On March 13, 1998, the U.S. Senate voted 93-0 to urge the creation of a United Nations tribunal to try President Saddam Hussein of Iraq as a war criminal. In November 1997, the House adopted a... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States, Iraq Law of War, War Crimes, International Courts
FATF Issues Annual Report on Money Laundering Typologies On February 12, 1998, the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering issued its 1997-98 report on money laundering typologies. The report will be discussed in the May 1998 issue of the... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 World Money Laundering, International Organizations
Rwanda War Crime Suspect Rearrested in Texas On February 26, 1998, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents rearrested Mr. Elizaphan Ntakirutimana, a Rwandan minister accused of crimes against humanity, at the request of the War Crimes... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States, Rwanda Law of War, War Crimes
U.S. Issues Drug Certification Report On February 26, 1998, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announced the results of the annual drug certification report. Among the highlights, Albright stated that Colombia still was not... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States Drugs & Trafficking
U.N. Warns Guatemala Over Need to Improve Tax Enforcement and Criminal Justice In a report on the first year of peace, the United Nations’ verification mission in Guatemala, Minugua, has warned that the continuation of peace is jeopardized by failure to achieve its goals on tax... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 World Administration of Justice, United Nations, Tax Enforcement
U.N. Proposes 50% Reduction in Drug Demand The Commission on Narcotic Drugs, a U.N. policy-making body, is considering a United Nations initiative (called the “draft declaration on the guiding principles of drug demand reduction”) that will... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 World United Nations, Drugs & Trafficking
International Maritime Bureau’s Annual Report on Maritime Piracy The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has released its annual report for 1997 on Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships... [more] Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 World International Organizations, Maritime, Robbery, Piracy
U.S. Indicts Mexican Based Migrant Smuggling Ring On February 26, 1998, a grand jury indictment was returned in El Paso, Texas against an international group based in Mexico on charges of operating a ring that smuggled Middle Eastern nationals into... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States, Mexico Human Trafficking, Immigration
First Federal Indictment Brought Against Caribbean Based Sports Internet Wagering On March 4, 1998, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mary Jo White, announced that an indictment was brought against the managers and owners of six Internet sports betting companies... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States, Caribbean Cybercrime, Betting
Haiti Presses Three Countries to Extradite Former Leaders and U.S. Continues to Press Honduras to Extradite Former Haitian Leader On March 3, 1998, the media reported that the Haitian Government has pressed Panama, Honduras, and the United States to extradite ten leaders of a 1991 military coup wanted on charges of murder and... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States, Haiti, Panama, Honduras Extradition, Murder, Torture
U.S. Presses Intellectual Property Enforcement Actions in WTO 1. Action Against Greece and Bulgaria In its annual filing to the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, a coalition of copyright-dependent industries demanded trade action against Greece and Bulgaria... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States, Greece, Ireland, Bulgaria Intellectual Property, International Organizations
SEC Takes Enforcement Action Against Canadian Stock Manipulators On January 29, 1998, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took civil action against two former officers of MTC Electronic Technologies, Inc., a Canadian entity that traded on the Nasdaq,... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 Canada, United States Securities Trade Enforcement, Financial Crimes
Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties Signed by the U.S. According to the Office of Treaty Affairs, U.S. Department of State, the following changes have occurred in U.S. mutual legal assistance treaties since our last update in October 1995.... [more] Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States Mutual Legal Assistance, Treaties
Regional Group Proposes Formation of an Inter-American Commission on Corruption On March 9, 1998, the Leadership Council for Inter-American Summitry issued a report, From Talk to Action: How Summits Can Forge a Western Hemisphere Community of Prosperous Democracy, urging the... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 North America, Latin America and South America, Caribbean Corruption, International Organizations, Law Enforcement
Extradition Treaties Signed by the U.S. but Not in Force Country Signed Treaty Doc. ARGENTINA 06/10/97 105-18 AUSTRIA 01/08/98 .... [more] Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States Extradition, Treaties
OECD and U.S. Start Ratification and Implementation of Transnational Corruption Convention The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the U.S. Government have started to act to implement the Convention on Transnational Corruption... [more] Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States, OECD Corruption, International Organizations, Treaties, Law Enforcement
International Court of Justice Finds Jurisdiction While U.S. Court Rejects Libyan Government’s Argument for Lack of Jurisdiction in Lockerbie Case On February 27, 1998, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that it had jurisdiction and the arguments of Libya were admissible in applying the 1971 Montreal Convention arising from the... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States, International Organizations, Jurisdiction, Terrorism, Treaties
Spanish Court Broadens Case on Disappeared Person in Argentina On March 16, 1998, six leaders of the Argentine Workers’ Central gave Judge Baltasar Garzon the names of 9,000 persons, many of them Spaniards and their descendants, who disappeared during the... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 Spain, Argentina Human Rights, Murder, Kidnaping
U.S. Indicts Five Ozone Smuggling Cases On February 24, 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has brought five indictments against six men, one woman, and one company for smuggling ozone into the U.S. U.S. prosecutors in... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States Environment, Law Enforcement, Chemicals Smuggle