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.

European Parliament Releases Study on Future EU-UK Police and Judicial Cooperation After Brexit

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Abstract: 

On July 27, 2018, the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs released a study on the EU-UK relationship beyond Brexit. The document presents options for police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

Recent Developments in the Palestine Situation before the International Criminal Court

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On July 13, 2018, Pre-Trial Chamber I (PTC I) issued a decision in which it ordered the Registry to establish unique public information and outreach activities for the “benefit of the victims in the situation in Palestine,” as well as to report on its situation activities on an ongoing basis. The Chamber ordered the Registry, after the submission of the Registry’s Initial Report (no later than December 14, 2018), to inform the Chamber, every three months, about the progress of its activities concerning victims and affected communities in the situation of Palestine.

Recent Developments in the Palestine Situation before the International Criminal Court

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On July 13, 2018, Pre-Trial Chamber I (PTC I) issued a decision in which it ordered the Registry to establish unique public information and outreach activities for the “benefit of the victims in the situation in Palestine,” as well as to report on its situation activities on an ongoing basis. The Chamber ordered the Registry, after the submission of the Registry’s Initial Report (no later than December 14, 2018), to inform the Chamber, every three months, about the progress of its activities concerning victims and affected communities in the situation of Palestine.

Two U.S. Citizens Await Trial for Providing Material Support to Islamic State

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

The federal government has now brought charges against two U.S. citizens suspected of providing support to or fighting on behalf of ISIS. Ibraheem Musaibli, 28, and Samantha “Sally” Elhassani, 32, are currently awaiting trial in Michigan and Indiana, respectively.

European Parliament Releases Study on Future EU-UK Police and Judicial Cooperation After Brexit

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On July 27, 2018, the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs released a study on the EU-UK relationship beyond Brexit. The document presents options for police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

European Parliament Releases Study on Future EU-UK Police and Judicial Cooperation After Brexit

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On July 27, 2018, the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs released a study on the EU-UK relationship beyond Brexit. The document presents options for police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

U.S. Courts Differ on Whether FBAR Penalties Cannot Surpass the $100,000 Ceiling

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On July 18, 2018, Chief Judge Marcia S. Krieger of the U.S. District Court of Colorado agreed with another U.S. District Court in holding that 31 C.F.R. § 2010.820 imposes a ceiling at $100,000 on the penalty the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can assess for willful failure to file foreign bank account reports (FBAR). On July 31, 2018, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims reached a contrary decision, which is discussed below.

 

Recent Initiatives Aimed at Tackling the Problem of Migrant Smuggling

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

The smuggling of migrants across international borders on routes crossing land, sea and air continues to pose a challenge to migration governance and impedes safe and orderly migration. Migrant smugglers are increasingly becoming a central part of the irregular migration journey, resulting in enormous profits for criminal smuggling networks while reducing the ability of states to manage their borders.

Spain Dismisses Extradition Order for Former Catalan Regional President

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On July 19, 2018, a Spanish Supreme Court judge dismissed an extradition order for former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and five other separatist leaders who fled Spain after a German court denied the Spanish request to recognize charges of rebellion against him.

U.S. Issues Sanctions Risks for Businesses with N. Korean Supply Chain Links

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On July 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of State, with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), issued an advisory to high sanctions evasions tactics used by North Korea that could expose businesses – including manufacturers, buyers, and service providers – to sanctions compliance risks under U.S. and/or U.N. sanctions authorities.  The advisory also helps businesses in complying with the requirements under Title III, the Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act of the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).  The advisory warns businesses to be aware of deceptive practices employed by North Korea in order to implement effective due diligence policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements across their entire supply chains.

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