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.

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.

Council of Europe Calls on Russia to Return Wreckage of Polish Tu-154

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 2246 (2018) on the crash of Polish Air Force Tu-154M, on 10 April 2010, transporting the Polish State delegation on the Russian Federation's territory. The debate and resolution were based on an earlier report prepared by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.

U.S. Government announces Coordinated Enforcement Efforts Against Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On October 16, 2018, the United States government, through its Departments of Justice (DOJ), Treasury, and State, announced a series of measures to target and dismantle the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), one of the largest, most dangerous drug cartels operating in Mexico.  The measures include the unsealing of 15 indictments, the State Department’s approval of large rewards, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designations, and the establishment of a citizen tip line.[1]

The Rise of Xenophobic, Anti-Immigrant Policies in American and European Governments

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Author: 
Madeline Henshaw-Greene
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On August 16, 2018, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued two resolutions granting precautionary measures to migrant children affected by the Trump administration’s recent family separation policy.[1] The IACHR acknowledged that the United States government is primarily responsible for “protecting the human rights of the persons under its jurisdiction”[2] due to the principle of complementarity. Nevertheless, the Commission felt that the resolutions were necessary because the separated children were at risk of losing their “rights to family life and personal integrity as well as the right to identity.”[3] In order to remedy this crisis, the IACHR asked the United States to put measures in place to protect these rights, guarantee the reunification of the separated families and children, and provide communication between the separated children and their families until they can be reunified. The Commission further requested that the administration halt the separation policy as well as any immigration policy that seeks to separate children from their families.

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