Articles

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Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Western Hemisphere Law Enforcement Officials Hold Conference on Stemming Illegal Export of Firearms On August 17, 1998, law enforcement authorities from 24 countries in the Western Hemisphere met in Miami Beach to discuss cooperation to slow the illegal trade in firearms...[more] Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 North America, Latin America and South America, Caribbean Arms Trafficking, Conferences
Russian Mob Increase Prostitute Rackets in Israel An investigative report has exposed the increasing trend by Russian organized crime rings to allure Russian women into prostitution rings in Israel. The struggling Russian economy and the fear of... Danielle Barranca 14 9 1998-09-01 Israel, Russia Immigration, Organized Crime, Sex Crimes, Law Enforcement
U.S. Executive Contemplates Alternatives on International Criminal Court In shock over the rejection of some of its positions at the conclusion of the conference to draft a statute on the Permanent International Criminal Court, the Clinton Administration is considering... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 United States International Organizations
Former Yugoslav Tribunal Operates Under Accusations for Deaths of Detainees Two deaths of detainees awaiting trial have stimulated accusations and inquiries into the conditions of pre-trial detention for defendants awaiting trial before the Former Yugoslav Tribunal.... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 Former Yugoslavia Law of War, Genocide, International Courts
EU Proposes to Extend Anti-Money Laundering and Strengthen FIU Cooperation On July 13, 1998, the European Commission published its second report on implementing the 1991 money laundering directive and announced that by the end of this year or by early 1999 it would present... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 Europe Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, International Cooperation
Swiss Holocaust Settlement Focuses Attention to German Banks and Companies The announcement on August 13, 1998 of a settlement between Holocaust victims and Swiss banks focused attention to the German banks and companies and the effort by victims and their heirs to obtain... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 Germany, Switzerland Human Rights, Law of War, Holocaust
Amezcua Released on Mexican Charges and Rearrested for Extradition On August 4, 1998, José de Jesus Amezcua was rearrested for extradition to the United States after his release from prison following the Eighth Criminal District Court’s dismissal against him of... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 United States, Mexico Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, Extradition, International Cooperation
U.S. Government Urges European Countries to Facilitate Recovery of Property by Holocaust Victims On August 6, 1998, Stuart Eizenstat, US under-secretary of state, called on countries in central and eastern Europe to remove their legal restrictions on the rights of Holocaust victims to recover... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 United States, Europe Human Rights, Law of War, Holocaust, Property Restitution
EU Initiative on International Tax Enforcement Additional details of the European Commission proposal of July 2, 1998 to strengthen cooperation against tax evasion have become available. As mentioned in the last issue of the IELR, the directive... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 Europe Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes
Swiss Banks Reach Agreement over Holocaust Claims On August 12, 1998, representatives of Swiss commercial banks and Holocaust survivors announced a settlement, in which the banks agree to pay $1.25 billion in reparations to victims of the Nazi area... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 Switzerland Human Rights, Law of War, Holocaust, Property Restitution
U.K. Inland Revenue Requests G8 Elite Tax Evasion Force Nick Montagu, chairman of the United Kingdom Inland Revenue, has urged the G8 Economic Summit countries to establish a multilateral law investigative force to combat tax evasion... [more] Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 United Kingdom International Organizations, Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes
U.S., Britain and Libya Agree on Plan for Lockerbie Trial in Holland On August 24, 1998, the U.S. and British Government announced a plan originally proposed in 1994 by Libya, to convene a Scottish court in the Netherlands to try two Libyan intelligence agents accused... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 United States, United Kingdom, Terrorism
Pakistan Detains and Deports to Kenya Suspect in US Embassy Bombing On August 7, 1998, Pakistan officials arrested in the Karachi airport Muhammad Sadiq Odeh (also known as Mohammad Sadiq Hoawaida), 34, and turned him over to U.S. officials on August 13. On August 16... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 United States, Pakistan, Kenya Terrorism
Argentina Denies Italian Extradition Request Due to In Absentia Conviction On August 13, 1998, the Argentine Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold an appeals court ruling denying an Italian Government’s extradition for Italian citizen Augusto Cauchi, who is wanted in a 1980... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 Italy, Argentina Extradition, Terrorism
European Parliament Committee Adopts Report Endorsing Need for EU Anti-Corruption Policy On July 23, 1998, the Committee on Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs, chaired by Hedy D’Ancona (PES, NL), unanimously adopted the report by Rinaldo Bontempi (PES, I) on the paper of the European... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 Europe Corruption
Australian Appellate Court Denies New Zealand Extradition Request Based on Delay An Australian appellate court’s affirmance of the denial by a lower court’s decision on an extradition request by New Zealand on a sex crime, due to the unjust and oppressive effects of the delay in... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 Australia, New Zealand Extradition, Sex Crimes
U.S. and Other Countries Act to Ratify and Implement OECD Convention On July 31, 1998, the United States Senate acted to strengthen measures on transnational business corruption in acting to approve ratification of the OECD anti-corruption treaty and implementing... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 United States, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil Corruption, International Organizations, Treaties
U.S. Court Denies Fugitive’s Motion to Quash Warrant and Change of Venue On April 16, 1998, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts denied a motion to quash a warrant for arrest of the relator, Shoshannah Eliseba Schweidenback, and denied a motion to... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 United States Extradition, Jurisdiction
Alleged Drug Trafficker Threatens to Kill U.S. Nationals If St. Kitts Grants Extradition On July 30, 1998, the U.S. Department of State reported that Charles “Little Nut” Miller, whose extradition the U.S. Government has requested from St. Kitts, has threatened to randomly kill U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 United States, St. Kitts & Nevis Extradition, Terrorism, Drugs & Trafficking
British Court Agrees to US Extradition Request for One of Three Computer Crime and Credit Card Crimes On June 2, 1998, The Times carried a report of a decision affirming appeals of the denial of extradition to the U.S. resulting from credit card and computer crime offenses.... [more] Bruce Zagaris 14 9 1998-09-01 United States, United Kingdom Extradition, Financial Crimes, Computer Crimes

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