The International Enforcement Law Reporter

The International Enforcement Law Reporter is a monthly print and online journal covering news and trends in international enforcement law.

Since September 1985, the International Enforcement Law Reporter has analyzed the premier developments in both the substantive and procedural aspects of international enforcement law. Read by practitioners, academics, and politicians, the IELR is a valuable guide to the difficult and dynamic field of international law.

Trump Loses 3rd Time in a Row in Emoluments Case as Court Denies Request for Stay

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On November 2, 2018, U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte in Greenbelt, Maryland denied the Justice Department’s request that he stay the case to permit an appellate court to intervene with respect to a lawsuit alleging he is violating the U.S. Constitution by doing business with foreign governments.

Saudi Foreign Minister Denies Turkey’s Extradition Request in Khashoggi Case

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 
On October 27, 2018, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir denied a request by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to extradite the suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.  Instead, al-Jubeir said the Saudis would prosecute suspects in Saudi Arabia.

European Parliament Approves New Regulation on the Use of the Schengen Information System for Police and Judicial Cooperation

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 
On October 24, 2018, the European Parliament approved a proposed regulation on the establishment, operation, and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in police and judicial criminal cooperation. This article summarizes the regulation.  

U.S. High-Level Justice Office Explains Implementation of Coordinated Corporate Resolutions

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 
On October 18, 2018, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s (DOJ) Criminal Division in a speech at the Latin Lawyer/Global Investigations Review and Anti-Corruption and Investigations conference in São Paulo, Brazil, discussed the implementation of the DOJ’s coordinated resolutions policies announced on May 9, 2018.

Russian Indicted for Cybercrime and Interfering with 2016 and 2018 Elections

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On October 19, 2018, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia, and FBI Director Christopher Wray announced that a criminal complaint was unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, charging a Russian national for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election.

OECD and World Bank Publish Guide to More Effective Cooperation in Tax and Corruption Enforcement

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On October 23, 2018, the organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank published a report, entitled Improving Co-operation between Tax Authorities and Anti-Corruption Authorities in Combating Tax Crime and Corruption  (hereafter “Improving Cooperation”) on a whole-of-government approach to combating financial crimes, in particular tax and corruption crimes.

 

OECD Clamps Down on CRS Avoidance through Residence and Citizenship by Investment Schemes

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On October 16, 2018, the OECD announced the issue of guidance on residence and citizenship by investment (CBI/RBI) schemes, often referred to as golden passports or visas, as potential mechanisms for misuse in order to hide assets held abroad and circumvent reporting under the OECD/G20 Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

Peruvian Supreme Court Revokes Fujimori’s Pardon and Sends Him to Prison

Friday, October 26, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On October 3, 2018, the Supreme Court of Peru overturned the pardon granted to former President Alberto Fujimori and ordered him to complete his sentence for crimes against humanity committed by his administration in the 1990s.[1] The Supreme Court Judge Hugo Nunez ordered his immediate capture and return to prison.

Council of Europe Adopts Resolution and Recommendation on Minimum Standards for Trial Waiver Systems

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On October 12, 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution and Recommendation on the need for minimum standards for trial waiver systems. The debate as well as recommendation and resolution were based on a comprehensive Report prepared by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.

U.S. Sting Operation Snags Chinese Intelligence Officer in Belgium

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On October 10, 2018, U.S. law enforcement authorities announced the arrest and charging of  Yanjun Xu, aka Qu Hui, aka Zhang Hui, a Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSSS) operative, with conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies.  On October 9, the Belgian government extradited Xu to the U.S.

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