World Law Bulletin: October 2003   [open pdf - 197KB]

This issue of the monthly publication of the Law Library of Congress includes the following relevant titles: 'European Union: Update on the List of Terrorist Organizations', and 'United Nations: Organized Crime Treaty in Effect'. "On September 12, 2003, the Council of the European Union updated the European Union list of terrorist organizations and persons by adopting two instruments: a Common Position updating the initial Common Position issued on September 11, 2001, and updated again on June 27, 2003 and a Decision designed to implement specific restrictive measures against certain persons and entities. The instruments focus on the freezing of funds and other financial assets or economic resources of the persons and entities mentioned on the list and ensuring that funds, economic resources, and financial assets will not be made available to benefit these persons or groups, either directly or indirectly. […] On September 29, 2003, the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, the first multilateral treaty designed to fight organized crime groups worldwide, entered into force. It requires Member States to cooperate in working on a variety of issues, including money laundering, human trafficking, corruption, and obstruction of justice. The Members will cooperate on extradition, provide mutual legal assistance, and work together in the areas of administrative and regulatory controls, law enforcement, victim protection, and crime prevention. As of September 25, 2003, 48 nations have ratified the Convention."

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Law Library of Congress World Law Bulletin 2003.10, October 2003
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