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Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
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
U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Fugitive from Export Control Violations Effective February 9, 1998, the U.S. Department of State has imposed procurement and import sanctions on Berge Aris Balanian, a fugitive from justice who previously resided in Germany and was last... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States Sanctions, Export Enforcement
Elaboration of a Comprehensive Convention Against Organized Transnational Crime: U.N.-sponsored Meeting of an Intergovernmental Group of Experts (Warsaw, February 2-6, 1998) From February 2-6, 1998, the Government of Poland hosted in Warsaw an U.N.-sponsored meeting of an Intersessional Open-ended Intergovernmental Group of Experts on the Elaboration of a Preliminary... Michael Plachta 14 4 1998-04-01 World, Poland Organized Crime, Conferences, Treaties
Coping with U.S. Export Controls 1997 This book contains materials from a two-day program held in December 1997, and illustrates the enormous scope of the international enforcement aspects of U.S. export controls. This review highlights... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United States Sanctions, Book Review, Export Enforcement
Brazil Enacts Anti-Money Laundering Law On March 4, 1998, the Brazilian new anti-money laundering bill proposed by the Executive Branch and enacted by the Congress took effect. It will criminalize money laundering for the first time... [... Bruce Zagaris and Sergio Sardenberg 14 4 1998-04-01 Brazil Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, Asset Forfeiture, International Cooperation
U.K. Will Review Financial Regulation and Tax Enforcement in Crown Dependencies United Kingdom Home Secretary Jack Straw has announced comprehensive review of the financial legislation and regulatory systems in Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man, meeting with an angry... Bruce Zagaris 14 4 1998-04-01 United Kingdom, , , Guernsey Tax Enforcement
Recent Anti-Money-Laundering Efforts in Taiwan 1. Introduction The Republic of China ("Taiwan") has encountered episodes of money laundering of illicitly gained proceeds for the past several years. Further, in addition to the... Lawrence L. C. Lee 14 4 1998-04-01 Taiwan Money Laundering