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.

Saudi Arabia Initiates Financial Compliance and Enforcement Initiative

Friday, December 15, 2023
Author: 
Aljohrh Al Abdulsalam
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

As part of Saudi Vision 2023, the Financial Sector Development Program seeks to strengthen financial sector institutions. This initiative, which was introduced in 2018, intends to contribute to the accomplishment of 21 more Vision 2030 strategic goals in an indirect manner. 

ACLED Releases Second-Ever Conflict Index Assessing Global Levels of Political Violence

Friday, December 15, 2023
Author: 
Jack Crovitz
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

In July 2023, the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) published its second-ever Conflict Index (acleddata.com/acled-conflict-index-mid-year-update). The index, which updates every six months and was first launched in January 2023, measures the intensity and intractability of political violence in more than 240 territories and countries around the world.

U.S. Indictment Brought Against 4 Russian Soldiers for War Crimes Against U.S. Citizen

Friday, December 15, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

On December 6, 2023, United States law enforcement announced the unsealing of war crimes charges against four Russian military personnel in the Eastern District of Virginia.[1]  The charges were torture, inhuman treatment, and unlawful confinement of a U.S. national in Ukraine following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

 

 

U.S. Charges Belgian National with Scheme to Illegal Procure Critical U.S. Technology for Persons in China and Russia

Friday, December 15, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

On December 6, 2023, United States law enforcement authorities unsealed two separate indictments against Hans Maria De Geetere, 61, of Knokke-Heist, Belgium, charging him with crimes concerning a years-long scheme to unlawfully export sensitive, military-grade technology from the U.S. to end users located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Russian Federation.

U.S. Starts Counter-Fentanyl Strike Force and Imposes Sanctions on Mexican Cartel

Friday, December 8, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

On December 4, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the start of a Counter-Fentanyl Strike Force to assemble Treasury’s resources and expertise in a coordinated and streamlined operation to combat the trafficking of illicit fentanyl.  

Swiss Private Bank Pictet Enters into DPA for Tax Crimes Conspiracy

Friday, December 8, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

On December 4, 2023, Swiss private bank Banque Pictet et Cie SA (hereafter “Pictet”)entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in the U.S. Court for the Southern District of New York for conspiring with U.S. taxpayers and others to conceal more than $5.6 billion in 1,637 secret bank accounts in Switzerland and elsewhere and to hide the income generated in those accounts from the IRS.[1]


 

Croatia Arrests Person for Helping Russian Alleged Sanctions Evader Escape Custody in Italy

Friday, December 8, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

On December 5, 2023, U.S. law enforcement authorities announced the unsealing of a two-count indictment in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York, charging Vladimir Jovancic, 52, a national of Bosnia and Herzegovina residing in Serbia with obstructing justice[1] and helping a Russian defendant escape from Italian custody[2] where he was involved in an extradition proceeding on U.S. charges.[3]

 

 

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Highlights the Harmful Impact of Unilateral Sanctions

Friday, December 8, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

On September 14, 2023, the Human Rights Council held its biennial panel discussion on unilateral coercive measures and human rights, under the theme of the impact of unilateral coercive measures and over-compliance on the right to development[1] and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

 

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