MORE THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED – MARCH 23

ODEBRECHT SCANDAL TAKES POLITICAL ELITES BY STORM IN PERU

Insight Crime on 23rd March, in the light of the recent resignation of the President, says that this illustrates the incredible reach and power of the so-called Odebrecht case and will cause other elites connected to the scandal to squirm in their seats.

https://www.insightcrime.org/news/analysis/odebrecht-scandal-takes-political-elites-storm-peru/

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LIKELY DEAL WITH ISLAMIST MILITANTS FOR SCHOOLGIRLS’ RETURN RAISES KIDNAP RISKS FOR HUMANITARIAN WORKERS IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA

Janes.com on 23rd March reported that Islamist militant group Jamaat Ahl al-Sunnah li-Dawa wal-Jihad (Boko Haram) released all but 6 of the 110 girls abducted from their school in Nigeria on 19th February.  Whilst it was said that no ransom was paid, leading Nigerian website Sahara Reporters quoted a source, who also participated in the release in 2017 of over 80 Chibok schoolgirls abducted 3 years earlier, as saying a ransom of €5 million was handed over for the Dapchi schoolgirls, and a number of Boko Haram commanders were released.

http://www.janes.com/article/78811/likely-deal-with-islamist-militants-for-schoolgirls-return-raises-kidnap-risks-for-humanitarian-workers-in-northeast-nigeria

FCA SETS OUT ITS APPROACH TO ENFORCEMENT

Clifford Chance on 23rd March published an article saying that on 21st March the FCA published a consultation paper setting out its approach to enforcement (alongside a separate paper detailing its approach to supervision).  The article highlights the key takeaways.

https://www.cliffordchance.com/briefings/2018/03/fca_sets_out_itsapproachtoenforcement.html

STRENGTHEN UN INSTRUMENT TO CHECK ILLEGAL MOVEMENT OF ARMS: INDIA

The Times of India on 23rd March reported that India has called for strengthening of a UN instrument to check the illegal movement of small arms, light weapons, ammunition and explosives across borders.  The government says that it attaches high importance to the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (POA).  India believes that the POA programme should continue to be the main framework for measures to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small and light weapons (SALW) in all its aspects and that it is essential to preserve the universal and consensus-driven nature of the POA.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/strengthen-un-instrument-to-check-illegal-movement-of-arms-india/articleshow/63392372.cms

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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