E.g., 2017-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
: Honduras “Paroles” U.S. Person Convicted of Murder On November 6, 1998, the Honduras Government released on parole Gus Valle, a 49-year-old U.S. national from South Florida, who three months before was convicted of manslaughter... [more] Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 United States, Honduras Human Rights
Jersey Amends Oversight and Secrecy Laws to Cope with Cantrade Scandal As a result of the Cantrade Private Bank Switzerland (CI) scandal, the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) will amend its Banking Business (Jersey) Law 1991, which will strengthen supervisory... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 United Kingdom, Switzerland Fraud
U.S. Prosecution of Textile Transshipment Continues The prosecution of Peter Yeung, a Hong Kong resident and the first person extradited from Hong Kong in the summer of 1998 under its new extradition treaty with the U.S., continues as a pre-trial... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 United States, Hong Kong Fraud
U.S. Court Strikes Down Massachusetts Burma Law On November 4, 1998, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that a Massachusetts statute that forbids the state from buying goods from anyone doing business with Myanmar is... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 United States Economic Sanctions, Export Enforcement
: Money Laundering in Switzerland: Analysis and Some Observations The financial sector in Switzerland has traditionally been associated with secrecy, which makes it prone to exploitation by money launderers. The aim of the Swiss government and of the financial... Konstantinos D Magliveras 15 1 1999-01-01 Switzerland Money Laundering
European Union Holds Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting On December 3-4, 1998, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the European Union held its 2146th Council meeting and reached a number of important decisions with respect to international criminal... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 Europe International Organizations
U.S.-Swiss Cooperation Results in Seizure of $276 Million of Drug Money On December 18, 1998, the U.S. announced the seizures of $276 million in illicit drug money from a Colombian trafficking organization and its associates. It was the largest confiscation in history... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 United States, Colombia, Switzerland Money Laundering, Drugs & Trafficking, Asset Seizure
44 Countries Promise to Help Return Nazi-Looted Art On December 3, 1998, at a conference, 44 countries approved guidelines to restore thousands of works of art looted by the Nazis to their rightful owners or their heirs. Meanwhile, efforts continue... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 World Art and Cultural Property, Law of War
U.S. Removes Iran and Malaysia from List of Problem Drug Countries On December 7, 1998, U.S. President Bill Clinton in a letter to key members of Congressional House and Senate international relations and appropriations committees, removed Iran and Malaysia from the... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 United States, Iran, Malaysia Drugs & Trafficking
Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal Several developments indicate the Tribunal for War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia is actively adjudicating cases and making significant jurisprudential decisions while experiencing growth pains... [... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 Former Yugoslavia Law of War, War Crimes, Genocide
Brazil Brings WTO Complaint Against EU for Anti-Narcotics Preferences On December 9, 1998, the Brazilian Government filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization regarding the European Union (EU) preferential terms for imports of instant coffee from countries... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 Brazil, Europe Drugs & Trafficking
Mexico Initiates Intellectual Property Law Enforcement On November 11, 1998, Herminio Blanco, Mexican Secretary of Commerce and Industrial Development, announced a national campaign to strengthen intellectual property enforcement... [more] Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 Mexico Intellectual Property
Council of Europe Promulgates Convention on Protection of the Environment Through Criminal Law On November 16, 1998, seven countries signed the Council of Europe’s Convention on the Protection of the Environment through Criminal Law, which opened for signature November 4, 1998. An article... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 World, Europe Environment
Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Adopts Resolution on OECD Harmful Tax Competition Report On November 19, 1998, the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), at a meeting in the Cayman Islands, adopted a resolution appointing a working group to study the OECD Harmful Tax Competition... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 World Tax Enforcement
Japan Requests Securities Enforcement Cooperation Agreement with U.S. On December 3, 1998, the Japanese Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission announced it was requesting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to conclude a bilateral agreement on... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 United States, Japan Securities Law
Australia Arrests on Behalf of Mexico Mr. Cabal, Fugitive for Financial Crimes On November 11, 1998, the Australian Government arrested Mr. Carlos Cabal Peniche, who fled Mexico in 1994 and has been one of Mexico’s most-wanted fugitives... [more] Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 Mexico, Australia Extradition
Germany Extradites Salim, U.S. Indicts 5 More for Role in Embassy Bombings On December 20, 1998, the German Government turned over Mamduh Mahmud Salim to U.S. officials for extradition to the U.S... [more] Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 United States, Germany, Kenya, tanzania Terrorism
Germany Decides Not To Extradite Kurdish Leader On November 27, 1998, the German Government rebuffed Italy’s demand that it seek the extradition from Italy of Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the Kurdish workers’ party (PKK), calling instead for his... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 Germany, Italy, Turkey Extradition
EU Parliament Proposes to Extend Money Laundering Cooperation On November 17, 1998, the European Parliament deputies proposed that the European Union (EU) revise regulations on mutual assistance and information sharing for anti-money laundering so that customs... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 Europe Money Laundering, Customs Enforcement, Mutual Legal Assistance
OECD Anti-Corruption Convention Will Take Effect in on February 15, 1999 On December 7, 1998, Australia became the 34th country to sign the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International... Bruce Zagaris 15 1 1999-01-01 World Corruption