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.

EU Court of Justice Allows Member States to Refuse Execution of European Arrest Warrants from Poland

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

On July 25, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union – Grand Chamber) delivered its judgment in the case C‑216/18 PPU Minister for Justice and Equality v LM. The ruling concerns the grounds for postponement – or refusal – of the execution of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued under the 2002 Framework Decision (2002/584/JHA). Three governments intervened in the proceedings before the CJEU in this case: Spain, Hungary and the Netherlands.

Credit Suisse Group AG Caught by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Friday, July 27, 2018
Author: 
Maximilian Raileanu
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
7
Abstract: 

In June 2018, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited (CSHK), a subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG, agreed to pay $47 million in penalties for participating in a scheme to hire friends and family members of Chinese government officials in order to corruptly secure business.  CSHK reached this resolution with the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to avoid prosecution for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).

The OPCW Votes to Attribute Blame for Chemicals Weapons Violations: Not Everyone’s Happy

Friday, July 27, 2018
Author: 
Maria O'Sullivan
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
7
Abstract: 

On June 27, 2018 the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) gained the power to assign blame for chemical weapons attacks. This British-led move, opposed by Russia, Syria and their allies, is a big step forward in holding perpetrators of such attacks legally accountable, and comes at a time when chemical weapons are in the spotlight following horrific stories of attacks on civilians in Syria and the Skripal and Sturgess cases combined.

Grand Jury Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers for Cybercrime Offices in the 2016 Election

Friday, July 27, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
7
Abstract: 

On July 13, 2018, Deputy Attorney of the United States announced that a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s Office.

FATF-MENAFATF Joint Plenary Tackles Terrorism Financing, Improving Criminal Justice, Human Trafficking, Beneficial Ownership and Professional Money Launderers

Friday, July 27, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On June 27-29, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Middle East and North Africa Task Force (MENAFATF) held a joint plenary in Paris.  This article summarizes the highlights.

 

     

    UK Parliament Releases Two Reports on Rendition Operations and Treatment of Detainees

    Friday, July 13, 2018
    Author: 
    Michael Plachta
    Volume: 
    34
    Issue: 
    7
    Abstract: 

    On June 28, 2018, the UK Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) published two reportson the actions of the British security and intelligence agencies in relation to the handling of detainees overseas and rendition.

    Mexico Extradites Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Leader to the United States

    Friday, July 13, 2018
    Author: 
    Bruce Zagaris
    Volume: 
    34
    Issue: 
    7
    Abstract: 

    On July 6, 2018, Mexican authorities extradited Sinaloa Cartel leader Damaso Lopez Nuñez, also known as “El Licenciado,” to the United States where he will face an indictment in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.

    Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism Tackles Virtual Currencies, Shell Companies, and Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

    Friday, July 13, 2018
    Author: 
    Zarine Kharazian
    Volume: 
    34
    Issue: 
    7
    Abstract: 

    On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing titled, Protecting Our Elections: Examining Shell Companies and Virtual Currencies as Avenues for Foreign Interference. This article highlights the key themes of the hearing, and identifies its main conclusions.

    Criminal Magisterial Bench Book to Provide Guidance for Magistrates

    Friday, July 6, 2018
    Abstract: 

     The Criminal Magisterial Bench Book, the first of its kind in the region, is an initiative of the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project. The Bench Book project, which commenced in 2016, is led by a Criminal Bench Book Committee comprising senior judicial officers and representatives of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and the JURIST Project. When completed, it will serve as a practitioner tool for all magistrates across CARICOM and will contribute to region-wide judicial institutional strengthening. On Saturday March 17, 2018 delegates representing the magisterial bench of the Commonwealth Caribbean, gathered at the Judicial Education Institute (JEI) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to review the draft manuscript for the Bench Book. Details of the consultation are available at: http://www.juristproject.org/news-media/news-stories/309-bench-book-can-help-improve-criminal-justice-system.

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