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.

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Terrorism Submits Counterterrorism Report to the General Assembly

Friday, October 13, 2017
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On September 27, 2017, the UN Secretary-General submitted to the General Assembly a report from the newly appointed Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.

86th INTERPOL General Assembly: Mixed Messages for Refugees

Friday, October 13, 2017
Author: 
Yuriy Nemets
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On September 26, 2017, in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping officially welcomed the 86th INTERPOL General Assembly.  As this year’s host of the INTERPOL “body of the supreme authority” and a member country whose citizen currently serves as the President of INTERPOL, China could not have escaped scrutiny over its role in the organization’s work.  While in their speeches President Xi Jinping called for cooperation among the nations in fighting crime and President Meng Hongwei warned of political “black swans,” growing anti-globalist sentiments, the rising refugee crisis, terrorism, and problems caused by the scientific and industrial revolutions, human rights advocates and media reported examples of China’s abuse of INTERPOL’s resources against its government’s political opponents.

U.S. and China Hold First Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Dialogue

Friday, October 13, 2017
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On October 4, 2017, the U.S. and China held their first law enforcement and cybersecurity dialogue (LECD). Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke,, together with Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shenkun, co-chaired the meeting.  The LECD is one of the four dialogues to which U.S. President Trump and Chinese President Xi agreed during their first meeting in Mar-a-Lago in 2017.

 

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Files Application to Return 2,300-Years-Old Marble Bull’s Head to Lebanon

Friday, October 6, 2017
Author: 
Zarine Kharazian
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On July 8, 1967, French archaeologist Maurice Dunand unearthed a 2,300-years-old, foot tall marble bull’s head from a site at the foot of the Temple of Eshmun in Sidon, Lebanon. Dunand, the director of the Mission Archéologique Française in Lebanon at the time, was leading a state-sponsored excavation of the Eshmun site.

U.S. Indicts HSI Special Agent and 2 Colombians for Bribery Scheme to Dismiss an Indictment

Friday, October 6, 2017
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On September 25, 2017, U.S. law enforcement officials announced that a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Florida returned an indictment charging a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent and two Colombian nationals with conspiracy, corruption, and obstruction of justice charges arising from their participation in a bribery scheme that resulted in the dismissal of an indictment filed against Jose Piedrahita Ceballos, one of the Colombian nationals, in exchange for cash and other things of value.

UK Court Orders EAW-based Surrender of a Polish National to Italy in an Alleged Kidnapping Case

Friday, October 6, 2017
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On September 29, 2017, District Judge (MC) Goldspring in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London (UK) delivered a judgment ordering the surrender of Michal Konrad Herba to the Italian authorities under the European Arrest Warrant (EAW).

 

European Commission Proposes Creating a Pan-European Cybersecurity Agency

Friday, October 6, 2017
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On September 13, 2017, during his State of the Union address, the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, announced the intention to propose new legislative measures that will boost the cybersecurity resilience within the EU.

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