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. Deports Former Chilean Officer on Kidnapping, Torture and Killing after the 1973 Coup against Allende

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

On December 1, 2023, the United States government deported a former Chilean Army officer from Florida to Chile to answer criminal charges in the kidnapping, torture, and killing of a popular singer and prison director in the aftermath of the 1973 military coup which overthrew the administration of Chilean President Salvador Allende.

Danish Supreme Court Rules Danish Law Firm Liable for Advising German Bank on Cum Ex-Dividend Case

Friday, December 1, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

  On November 20, 2023, the Danish Supreme Court overruled a lower court decision and order a large Danish law firm Bech-Bruun to pay DKK 400 million (approximately $58.6 million) for its advise to Germany’s North Channel Bank about cum ex-dividend transactions

Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention Acts on Syrian Violations

Friday, December 1, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

 On November 30, 2023, the Twenty-Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) adopted a decision titled “Addressing the Threat from Chemical Weapons Use and the Threat of Future Use."

FATF Report on Misuse of Citizenship and Residency by Investment Suggests Best Practices

Friday, December 1, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

                On November 22, 2023, the Financial Action Task Force released a joint 62-page report with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) holistically examining money laundering and financial crime risks associated with investment migration programs, including risks related to foreign bribery, fraud, and corruption, alongside other policy considerations related to public integrity, tax, and migration.

U.S.-EU Ministerial on Justice and Home Affairs Makes Progress on Russia, Counterterrorism, Transnational Organized Crime, Cybercrime, and Migration

Friday, December 1, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

                On November 13 and 14, 2023, the U.S.-EU Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington, D.C., and tackled a variety of international enforcement law issues, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, counterterrorism, cybercrime, migration, transnational organized crime, evidence gathering, and migration enforcement.

US Government Indicts Indian National after Thwarting Alleged Plot by Indian Government Agents of Sikh on US Territory

Friday, December 1, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

On November 29, 2023, U.S. law enforcement officials announced the unsealing of a superseding indictment of murder-for-hire charges against Indian national Nikhil Gupta in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  On June 30, 2023, Czech authorities arrested and detained Gupta pursuant to the U.S.-Czech extradition treaty.

Cyprus Invites Foreign Experts to Help with Russian Sanction Evasion Investigations

Friday, December 1, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

On November 20, 2023, Cyprus President Nikos Christodoulides announced he asked an unnamed “third country” to dispatch an experienced group of financial crime experts to help with investigations into old and new allegations that Cypriot financial service providers helped Russian oligarchs evade international sanctions.[1]

Binance and CEO Guilty Pleas Result in $4 Billion Penalties and 5 Year Monitorship

Friday, December 1, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
13
Abstract: 

 On November 21, 2023, Binance Holdings Limited (Binance), which operates the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance.com, pleaded guilty and agreed to pay over $4 billion in penalties to resolve the Justice Department’s investigation into violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), failure to register as a money transmitting business, and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).

UN Court Orders Measures Against Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh

Friday, December 1, 2023
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
12
Abstract: 

 On November 17, 2023, the International Court of Justice (ICJ or the Court) delivered its Order on the request for the indication of provisional measures made by Armenia in the case concerning the Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Armenia v. Azerbaijan).

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