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E.g., 2019-10
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
UN Working Group Releases Draft Treaty on Business and Human Rights On July 19, 2019, a new revised draft of an international treaty on the issue of business and human rights was released.[1] This is a step forward in regulating an uneasy, and sometimes stormy... Michael Plachta 35 9 2019-08-26 European Union Human Rights, Treaties
IDB Expert Group Reports on Anti-Corruption, Transparency, and Integrity in Latin America and the Caribbean In December 2018, the Inter-American Development issued a report of an expert advisory group on a comprehensive approach to combating anti-corruption and bringing enhanced transparency and... Bruce Zagaris 35 1 2019-01-12
International Law Enforcement against Business Email Compromise Scheme Results in 281 Arrests On September 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. law enforcement announced that a significant coordinated effort to disrupt business email compromise (BEC) schemes designed to... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-09-18 United States Cybercrime
U.S., Europol and European Law Enforcement Dismantle GozNym Cyber-Criminal Network in Eastern Europe On May 16, 2019, the U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady of the Western District of Pennsylvania and Europol announced from Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands that a joint law... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-05-24 Europe, Russia, United States Cybercrime
European Court of Human Rights Orders Italy to Pay Damages to Amanda Knox On January 24, 2019, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights issued a judgment, awarding €18,400 to Amanda Knox, a U.S. national and former student who spent years in detention... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-01 European Union, Italy, United States European Court of Human Rights, Human Rights
U.S. Unseals 2 Indictments Charging Iranian Citizen with Violating U.S. Export Controls and Iran Sanctions as a Related Conspirator Pleads Guilty On June 4, 2019, U.S. law enforcement officials announced that two separate indictments against Peyman Amiri Larijani, 33, a citizen of Iran and former resident of Istanbul, Turkey, have been... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-06-21 Iran, United States Conspiracy, Sanctions
European Solutions Offer Little Hope for Iran in the Face of US Sanctions The decision by the United States to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) has left Iran and many European nations scrambling to salvage the agreement.  Soon... Farhad Mirzadeh 35 3 2019-02-23 European Union, Iran, United States Counter-terrorism, Money Laundering, Sanctions
Egmont Group of FIUs Plenary Focuses on Engaging Public-Public Cooperation On July 5, 2019, during the 26th Plenary of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) in the Hague, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-13 Financial Enforcement, United Nations
UK Court Lifts an Obligation to Seek Assurances from USA in a Death Penalty Case On January 18, 2019, the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division (Divisional Court), in a rolled-up hearing by Lord Chief Justice Burnett and Mr Justice Garnham, dismissed the claim... Michael Plachta 35 3 2019-03-16 United Kingdom, United States Death Penalty, Mutual Legal Assistance
Chinese National and Company Indicted for Fraud to Avoid U.S. Customs Duties on Imported Aluminum On July 31, 2019, the U.S. Attorney for Los Angeles unsealed a federal grand jury indictment[1], alleging a complex financial fraud scheme in which a Chinese company exported large amounts of... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-04 China Customs, Fraud
Standard Chartered Bank Extends DPA for Violating Iran Sanctions and Agrees to More than $1 Billion in Penalties On April 9, 2019, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), which is headquartered in London, England, agreed to pay more than $1 billion in penalties (including forfeiture of $240 million and a fine of $480... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-13 Iran, United Kingdom, United States Fraud, Sanctions
Former-MLB Players’ Alleged Involvement in Drug Trafficking Ring Brings Attention to OFAC’s Kingpin Act On Tuesday, August 20, the U.S. Department of Treasury imposed economic sanctions on a notorious drug kingpin’s organization and members, including two former Major League Baseball (MLB)... Alexandra Haris 35 9 2019-08-28 Dominican Republic, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Sanctions
INTERPOL’s Power to Act Preemptively in Fighting Government Abuse In May 2018, Spanish authorities detained Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  It has been alleged that Spain acted on an active Russian request disseminated... Yuriy L. Nemets 35 5 2019-05-03 Russia, Spain INTERPOL
CBP Acquitted in Second Jury Trial, Bivens Action Still in Question What are the criminal or civil consequences when a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agent, shooting from the US, kills a Mexican national on the other side of the border? Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 1 2019-01-12
The Impact of the Federal Crackdown of Foreign Influence on U.S. Universities The United States Department of Education recently initiated investigations of Georgetown, Texas A&M, Cornell, and Rutgers.  The Education Department bulletin has requested information on... Miranda Bannister 35 9 2019-09-18 China, United States Financial Enforcement, Transparency
EU Court of Justice Clarifies the Concept of “Judicial Issuing Authority” in the European Arrest Warrant’s Procedure On May 27, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union, Grand Chamber, (the Court) delivered two judgments giving its interpretation of one of the key concepts underlying the European... Michael Plachta 35 6 2019-05-31 European Union, Germany, Lithuania European Union, Extradition
New York Bar Censures Lawyer Involved in 2016 Global Witness Video for Counseling Client to Engage In Fraudulent Conduct On January 15, 2019, the Attorney Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Department, New York State Bar censured Marc S. Koplik for his conduct in participating in counseling a client to engage... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-08 United States Fraud
U.S. Justice Department Releases 50 Advisory Opinions on Foreign Agents Registration Act On June 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice released over 50 FARA advisory opinions.  This article is a summary of some of the useful points. The FARA Registration Unit has issued 49... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2018-06-29
Prosecutors from U.S., Colombia and Mexico Meet for Transnational Criminal Organizations Working Group From June 12 to 14, 2019, prosecutors from Colombia, Mexico, and the U.S. met for the second Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) Working Group.  The goal of the Working Group is to... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-06-21 Colombia, Mexico, United States Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Human Trafficking
European Commission Recommends Negotiating Treaty with U.S. on Access to Electronic Evidence On February 5, 2019, the European Commission published its recommendations for the Council to engage in two international negotiations on cross-border rules to obtain electronic evidence. Following... Michael Plachta 35 3 2019-02-23 European Union, United States Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing

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