E.g., 2017-02
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Countries Start Criminal Investigations Due to Odebrecht Corruption Settlements In the aftermath of the Odebrecht corruption settlements on December 21, 2016 with Brazil, Switzerland and the U.S., several countries have started their own criminal investigations and taken action... Bruce Zagaris 33 2 2017-02-17 Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Peru
European Parliament Adopts Resolution on the Role of Whistleblowers in the Protection of EU’s Financial Interests On February 14, 2017, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on the role of whistleblowers in the protection of EU’s financial interests. The MEPs began by stating that the protection of... Michael Plachta 33 2 2017-02-17 European Union Financial Crimes, Whistle-blowing
David A. Sadoff, Bringing International Fugitives to Justice: Extradition and Its Alternatives. New York, N.Y., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016, 668 pp. The book addresses how States -- working alone, in cooperation, or with third-party intervention – try to obtain the custody of fugitives in order to bring them to justice, while evaluating the... Bruce Zagaris 33 2 2017-02-17 Extradition
DOJ Announces Final Resolutions Under Its Groundbreaking Swiss Bank Program As Program Enters “Legacy” Phase    On December 29, 2016, the Justice Department’s Tax Division announced that it had reached final resolutions with the remaining “Category 3 and 4” Swiss banks that had enrolled in the Swiss Bank... Matthew D. Lee 33 2 2017-02-10 Switzerland, United States Bank Secrecy, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens
Council of the European Union Declares Deadlock on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office On February 7, 2017, the Council of the European Union announced that it registered the absence of unanimity in support of the proposal for a regulation creating a European Public Prosecutor's office... Michael Plachta 33 2 2017-02-10 European Union Council of the European Union, Law Enforcement
UK Supreme Court Delivers Judgment for Cases involving the UK in Peacekeeping Operations On January 17, 2017, the UK Supreme Court delivered a set of connecting judgments in Al-Waheed and Serdar Mohammed. This lengthy judgment (151 pages) is one of three being given simultaneously on the... Michael Plachta 33 2 2017-02-10 United Kingdom Rendition, Torture
Greek Supreme Court Denies Extradition Request by Turkey for Eight Soldiers Implicated in the Failed Coup On January 26, 2017, the Greek Supreme Court has turned down a Turkish demand to extradite eight military officers who fled in the aftermath of the 2016 coup attempt. The men – three majors, three... Michael Plachta 33 2 2017-02-03 Greece, Turkey Asylum, Conspiracy, Extradition, Human Rights
EU Court of Justice Clarifies the Notion of “Terrorist Activities” in the Context of Refugee Status On January 31, 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) – Grand Chamber – delivered its judgment in Case C-573/14 (Commissaire général aux réfugiés et aux apatrides v Mostafa Lounani). Michael Plachta 33 2 2017-02-03 Belgium International Courts, Terrorism
Court Authorizes John Doe Summons on U.S. Owner of Panamanian Firm On January 25, 2017, a U.S. District Court in Montana unsealed an order authorizing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to serve a John Doe summons on Michael Behr of Bozeman, Montana, seeking... Bruce Zagaris 33 2 2017-02-03 Panama, United States Law Enforcement, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
28th Summit of the African Union Backs Collective Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court At the 28th Summit of the African Union (AU) held January 30-31, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the AU Assembly of Heads of States and Governments discussed, among other issues on its agenda, Africa... 2017-02-03 Africa International Criminal Court, International Organizations
President Trump Targets 7 Countries for Entry Ban Due to Foreign Terrorist Threat On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which imposes a temporary ban on... Bruce Zagaris 33 2 2017-02-03 Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, United States, Yemen Detention, Immigration, National Security, U.S. Federal Government
Mexico Extradites El Chapo to the United States On January 19, 2017, Mexico extradited Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, the notorious alleged drug lord El Chapo, to the United States. Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates announced that El Chapo... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-27 Mexico, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, International Cooperation
Western Union Agrees to Forfeit $586 Million to Settle Money Laundering and Fraud Charges On January 19, 2017, the Western Union Company (Western Union), a global money services business headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, agreed to forfeit $586 million and enter into agreements with... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-27 United States Bank Secrecy, Fraud, Money Laundering
U.S. Appellate Court Affirms Lower Court in Denying Non Bis in Idem Argument to Extraditee On January 17, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and rejected  the argument of Nizar... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-27 Belgium, Turkey, United States Extradition, Terrorism
U.S. Extradites U.S. Resident to Saba on Murder and Rape Charges On January 15, 2017, the United States extradited 31-year-old Senad Cejvan, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina and permanent resident of Missouri, to the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba, in the... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-27 Netherlands, United States Extradition, Murder
Rolls-Royce Agrees to Global Resolution of Corruption Investigations On January 17, 2017, Rolls-Royce plc, the United Kingdom-based manufacturer and distributor of power systems for the aerospace, defense, marine and energy sectors, has agreed to pay the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-27 Brazil, United Kingdom, United States Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, International Cooperation
U.S. and Cuba Sign Bilateral Law Enforcement MOU On January 16, 2017, the United States and Cuba signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Law Enforcement Cooperation.  On January 16, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes... Bruce Zagaris 33 2 2017-01-27 Cuba, United States Information Exchange, International Cooperation, Law Enforcement
UK Supreme Court Allows Victims of a British-American ‘Rendition’ Operation to Sue the UK Government On January 17, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom delivered three important judgments dealing with various claims alleging wrongful acts by the UK in the fight against international... Michael Plachta 33 1 2017-01-19 Libya, United Kingdom, United States Immunity, Rendition, Torture
Haiti Expels Senator-Elect Philippe to the U.S. on Drug Charges On January 5, 2017, Haitian police arrested elected Senator-elect Guy Philippe and took him to Toussaint Louverture Airport in Haiti, where, surrounded by armed agents from the Drug Enforcement... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-19 Haiti, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, Immunity, Money Laundering