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. Fish and Wildlife Service Withdraws Ban On Import of Big-Game Trophies

Friday, March 23, 2018
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 

On March 1, 2018, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Department of the Interior issued a memorandum, withdrawing certain findings on Endangered Species Act (ESA) enhancement of the species for trophies of African elephants acquired in certain African countries.  As a result, the decision allows hunters to import big-game trophies, including elephant tusks and lion hides with approvals granted on an individual basis.

 

U.S. Imposes Sanctions re Russian Cyber Interference with the 2016 U.S. Elections and Malicious Cyber-Attacks[1]

Friday, March 23, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 

On March 15, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five entities and 19 individuals under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) as well as Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended, and codified pursuant to CAATSA.

U.S. Bans Venezuela’s New Crypto-Currency and Adds 3 Officials to Sanctions List

Friday, March 23, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 

On March 19, 2018, U.S. President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order, prohibiting all transactions in Venezuela’s new crypto-currency, called the Petro digital currency. On the same day, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin announced that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four current or former Venezuelan government officials pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, as part of Treasury’s continuing efforts to highlight the economic mismanagement and endemic corruption within the Maduro regime.

 

     

    Indonesian Officials Seize 1MDB-linked Yacht; Hand It Over to FBI

    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Author: 
    Zarine Kharazian
    Volume: 
    34
    Issue: 
    3
    Abstract: 

    Acting on a request from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Indonesian officials seized the luxury yacht Equanimity at Benoa Harbor in Bali, Indonesia on February 28, 2018. On March 8, they handed it over to the FBI. Investigators suspect the yacht was bought with the proceeds of embezzlement from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a Malaysian government-owned investment company.

     

    World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment Publishes New Report

    Friday, March 16, 2018
    Author: 
    Bruce Zagaris
    Volume: 
    34
    Issue: 
    3
    Abstract: 

    On March 6, 2018, the World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD)  announced that it has recently published its 10-Year Update on Case Data & Metrics in a new report,  Called the Suspension and Debarment: 10-Year Update on Case Data & Metrics 2007-2017: Addendum to the Second Edition  (World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment),  it contains information related to the OSD’s sanctions system.

     

    UN Secretary-General Releases Report on the Threat Posed by ISIL

    Friday, March 9, 2018
    Author: 
    Michael Plachta
    Volume: 
    34
    Issue: 
    3
    Abstract: 

    On January 31, 2018, the Secretary-General of the United Nations submitted to the Security Council his report on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security. This is the sixth strategic-level report that reflects the gravity of this threat, as well as the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering this phenomenon.

     

    US Treasury Imposes Section 311 Measures Against Latvia’s 2nd Largest Bank

    Friday, March 9, 2018
    Author: 
    Bruce Zagaris
    Volume: 
    34
    Issue: 
    3
    Abstract: 

    On February 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a finding and notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), pursuant to Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act, prohibiting the opening or maintaining of a correspondent account in the United States for, or on behalf of, ABLV Bank.  FinCEN proposed the action based on its finding in the NPRM that ABLV is a foreign bank of primary money laundering concern.  Written comments on the NPRM are due April 17, 2018.

     

       

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