February 16, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A federal tribunal in Argentina has ruled that prosecutors cannot proceed with a case alleging former president Carlos Menem was involved in an explosion at a military weapons factory that destroyed much of the town Rio Tercero in 1995. Prosecutors argued that the explosion was a deliberate ...[read more]
March 8, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The US Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-7 on Thursday to approve gun-related legislation, establishing potential floor votes on the issue of gun violence for the first time in nearly a decade. The bill, aimed at stopping illegal firearm trafficking, would make straw purchasing weapons... ...[read more]
August 13, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 13, 2010, US President Barack Obama signed legislation designed to increase security along the US-Mexico border. HR 6080 allocated an additional $600 million toward hiring 1,000 new Border Patrol agents and 200 special agents, building two new border control stations and buying more ...[read more]
November 15, 2010
by Matt Glenn
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously in Abbot v. United States that, in construing a federal statute imposing mandatory minimum sentences for drug trafficking crimes committed with guns, the minimum sentence contained in the statute applies unless another statute imposes a longer ...[read more]
October 17, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
Former Argentine president Carlos Menem failed to appear in a Buenos Aires court Thursday as he and other former officials went on trial on arms trafficking charges. The court excused Menem's absence after a defense lawyer presented a medical certificate indicating that the former president ...[read more]
April 25, 2006
by Angela Onikepe
Former president of Liberia Charles Taylor is being requested to testify at the trial of a Dutch timber trader indicted for facilitating the import of weapons to Liberia in exchange for timber, a violation of a UN arms embargo. Dutch prosecutors assert that while heading timber companies in ...[read more]
June 29, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Executive Order blocking property of weapons of mass destruction proliferators and their supporters, President George W. Bush, June 29, 2005. Read the full text of the Order. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
October 21, 2004
by D. Wes Rist
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), considered to the be the policing agency of the UN, launched a comprehensive program Thursday designed to limit the use of containers in the commission of crimes, including terrorism. According to the UNODC, containers that are legally used to transport ...[read more]

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