Articles

E.g., 2017-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
ICC Prosecutor Issues Final Decision Not to Investigate the Comoros Referral (Mavi Marmara Incidents) On November 30, 2017, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that she had decided to close the Preliminary Examination into the Comoros situation, more commonly known as... Michael Plachta 33 12 2017-12-08 International Criminal Court
European Committee on Crime Problems Acts on TOC, Terrorism, and Other Law Enforcement Issues The Council of Europe’s (CoE) European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) held its 73rd plenary session from November 28 to December 1, 2017, in Strasbourg, Germany. At the opening address,Mr. Jan... Michael Plachta 33 12 2017-12-08 Europe Organized Crime
Jury Convicts Owners of Miami Export Business of Operating Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business and Money Laundering  On November 15, 2017, after a two-week trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found Luis Diaz Jr. and Luis Javier Diaz, owners of Miami Equipment and Export... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-01 United States, Venezuela Money Laundering
UN General Assembly Committee Debates State Officials’ Immunity from Criminal Prosecution Late October 2017, the Sixth Committee (“Legal”) of the United Nations General Assembly concluded its debate on several items on its agenda during the seventy-second session, including the immunity... Michael Plachta 33 12 2017-12-01 Sudan Human Rights, War Crimes
ICTY Finishes Last Trial with Conviction of Mladić for Genocide, War Crimes, and Crimes against Humanity On November 22, 2017, in the final trial of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Main Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) was... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-01 Bosnia, Serbia Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, War Crimes
Divorcing Fact from Fiction With Regards to the Elephant Ivory Trade On November 17, 2017, the Trump administration announced that its initial reversal of a ban on the importation of elephant ivory from Zimbabwe had been put on hold. The decision comes after criticism... Zarine Kharazian 33 12 2017-12-01
Head of Chinese NGO and Former Senegal Foreign Minister Indicted for Bribes Connected with Oil Deals On November 21, 2017, a criminal complaint was unsealed, charging the head of a non-governmental organization based in Hong Kong and Virginia and the former Foreign Minister of Senegal with... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-01 China Bribery
Indictment against Iranian Unsealed for Cyberattack and Extortion Scheme Targeting HBO On November 21, 2017, an indictment was unsealed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against an Iranian national, Behzad Mesri, 29, also known as “Skote Vahshat,” for his... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-01 Iran Cybercrime
The ICC Prosecutor’s Request To Investigate the Situation in Afghanistan: A Threat or Opportunity? On November 3, 2017, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced her decision to request an investigation into crimes allegedly committed in connection with the armed conflict... Michael Plachta and Joseph Rychlak 33 11 2017-11-17 Afghanistan, Poland, United States Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court
U.S. Charges 5 Individuals in Rolls Royce Corruption Case On November 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the unsealing of an indictment against five individuals of Rolls-Royce plc and its subsidiaries (Rolls-Royce).  The charges involved two... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-17 China, United States Charged with Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
2 Executives Plead Guilty in U.S. to Petrobas-Related Corruption Crimes On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Anthony “Tony” Mace and Robert Zubiate, two former executives at the Oil Services Company (SBM Offshore NV), a Dutch oil and... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-17 Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
ICC Authorizes Investigation into Burundi despite Withdrawal from the Rome Statute On October 27, 2017, Burundi became the first State Party to withdraw from the 1998 Rome treaty creating the International Criminal Court (ICC), in accordance with the provisions of Article 127 of... Michael Plachta 33 11 2017-11-17 Burundi International Criminal Court
Canada Enacts Magnitsky-Style Law and Imposes Sanctions on 52 Foreign Nationals On October 19, 2017, Canada’s “Magnitsky-style” law, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) received royal assent and came into force. Consistent with the... Peter Bowal and Colin McKay 33 11 2017-11-17 Canada, Russia, Sudan Human Rights
Sessions Declares MS-13 a ‘Priority Target’ and Links Them to Opioid Crisis Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Monday, October 23, in which he announced that the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang would be... Madeline Henshaw-Greene 33 11 2017-11-13 El Salvador, Honduras, United States Border Security, Drug Enforcement
Universal Jurisdiction: Attempting to Bring Justice to Syrian Victims Victims of the tragic civil war in Syria continue to flee to other countries for safety. Justice has been difficult to deliver to perpetrators of the most heinous crimes committed in the conflict,... Farhad Mirzadeh 33 11 2017-11-13 Syria Crimes against Humanity
U.S. Commandos Seize Suspect in Benghazi Attacks in Libya to Face Criminal Charges in the U.S. On October 29, 2017, a United States team of commandos seized Mustafa al-Imam, a suspect in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya and brought him to a U.S. warship and are returning him to the U.S. to... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-03 Libya, United States Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Law of War
Texas Grand Jury Indicts 5 Chinese Citizens & 4 Chinese Companies in Scheme to Sell Mislabeled Dietary Supplements On October 25, 2017, a U.S. District Court grand jury in Dallas, Texas returned two indictments against five Chinese citizens and four companies alleging fraud and other charges concerning sales of... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-03 China, United States Cybercrime, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
French Court Finds Equatorial Guinea Vice President Guilty of Embezzlement On October 27, 2017, a French court found Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue, 48, and the second Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, guilty of embezzlement in absentia.  The court gave him a three-year... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-03 Equatorial Guinea, France Embezzlement
Australian Wildlife Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Protected Wildlife Items On October 24, 2017, Australian citizen Guan Zong Chen (“Graham Chen”) pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts, on charges that he led a conspiracy to illegally export (smuggle... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-03 Australia, China, United States Wildlife Smuggle
U.S. Special Counsel Obtains Indictment and Plea for Transparency and Tax Crimes An indictment charges Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman of the Trump Presidential campaign, with conspiracy, failure to report foreign bank accounts, money laundering, and failure to... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-03 United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Indictment, Money Laundering

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