Articles

E.g., 2019-09
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
UN Commission of Inquiry Reports Grave Human Rights Violations in Burundi On September 4, 2019, the United Nations (UN) Commission of Inquiry on Burundi (COIB) released its latest report on the situation in Burundi.[1] The report concludes that serious human rights... Michael Plachta 35 9 2019-09-13 Burundi Human Rights, United Nations
Updated Executive Order Provides Enhanced Counterterrorism Sanctions and Targets Foreign Financial Institutions On September 10, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a revised Executive Order 13224,[1] furnishing the Treasury and State Departments new mechanisms permitting the U.S. Government to better... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-09-12 United States Counter-terrorism, Financial Enforcement, Terrorism
U.S. Imposes Sanctions in Effort to Curb Flow of Fentanyl from China On August 21, United States Department of Treasury imposed financial sanctions on three Chinese nationals and two companies accused of producing and shipping fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opioid, to... Alexandra Haris 35 9 2019-09-11 China, United States Drug Enforcement
AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: AN INTRODUCTION by Frederick T. Davis (Cambridge U. Press. 2019 ISBN 978-1-108-71747-2 165 pp.) The book gives a general and practical overview of how criminal justice in the United States operates.  The book targets readers who have not studied the subject and who may not have a... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-09-10 Book Review
Italy Arrests Russian and Italian Nations for Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets from U.S. Aviation Company On September 5, 2019, a United States court unsealed a criminal complaint,[1] charging a Russian and an Italian national for conspiring and attempting to steal trade secrets from a United... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-09-09 France, Italy, Russia Espionage, Trade Crimes
EIA’s Reports on Ghana’s Illicit Rosewood Trade Triggers Action from Ghana Government On September 4, 2019, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomed two recently started investigations in Ghana with respect to the illegal rosewood trade from Ghana to... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-09-07 China, Ghana Trade Enforcement
European Court of Human Rights Finds Russia’s Multiple Violations in Magnitsky Case On August 27, 2019, the European Court of Human Rights – Third Section (ECtHR or “the Court”) delivered a judgment in the case of Magnitsky and Others v. Russia (... Michael Plachta 35 9 2019-09-06 Russia Human Rights
UN Expert Group Blames All Parties in the War in Yemen for War Crimes and Other Violations On September 3, 2019, the Group of International and Regional Eminent Experts (“Group of Experts”) on Yemen released its report on the situation of human rights in Yemen, including... Michael Plachta 35 9 2019-09-05 Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen United Nations, War Crimes
Swiss Federal Prosecutor Indicts Beny Steinmetz for Bribery for Mining License in Guinea On August 12, 2019, the Swiss federal prosecutor Claudio Mascotto brought an indictment against Beny Steinmetz and two other defendants, charging them with foreign bribery and forgery offenses in... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-09-04 Guinea, Switzerland Bribery, Forgery
Chinese Businessman Waives Extradition from N. Zealand to Australia for Tax Charges On August 30, 2019, Li Zhang, 56, who was living undetected in New Zealand, waived extradition and agreed to voluntarily return to Australia to face charges concerning an alleged multimillion-... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-09-03 Australia, China Extradition
FinCEN Starts Global Investigations Division On August 28, 2019, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the start of its Global Investigations Division (GID), which will have responsibility to implement targeted... 2019-08-30 United States Money Laundering
Deutsche Bank Settles FCPA Violations for Hiring Children of State Enterprises On August 22, 2019, Deutsche Bank AG agreed to a settlement on enforcement actions with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), complying to pay $16 million in penalties and to take remedial... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-08-29 China, Russia Banking Supervision, Settlement
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
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
Brazil Extradites Convicted Murderer and Kidnapper to Chile On August 20, 2019, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and Public Security extradited Chilean national, Maurício Hernández Norambuena, to Chile.  He was extradited on charges of... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-08-23 Brazil, Chile Extradition
Recent Conflicts in Persian Gulf and U.S. Sanctions Catalyze Iranian Tension The complexity of the United States-Iranian relationship continues to develop following continuous conflicts in the Persian Gulf and the Trump administration’s recent sanctions on Iran’... Lex Haris 35 8 2019-08-22 Gibraltar, Iran, United Kingdom, United States Sanctions
Angola-U.S. Sign Law Enforcement and Security MOU as Angola Continues to Progress on Anti-Corruption The current Angolan administration of João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço continues to work to strengthen its efforts on anti-corruption and improved governance.  In this... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-21 Angola, United States Corruption, Money Laundering
Transgender Accused Murderer in Canada Fights Extradition to US on Human Rights Grounds This article highlights a recent murder extradition case in Canada that consumed five years from 2014 through 2019 and overwhelming public legal and judicial resources to resolve. On September 17,... Peter Bowal and Marcus Smith and Carter Czaikowski 35 8 2019-08-20 Canada, United States Extradition, Human Rights
US Citizen Charged in Spanish Attack on NK Embassy Satisfies Court re Extradition Prehearing Release                On July 2, 2019, the Honorable Jean Rosenbluth, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California, found clear and convincing... Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 8 2019-08-19 North Korea, Spain, United States Extradition
StAR Promotes E-Filing of Asset Declarations by Public Officials Stolen Assets Recovery issued a report discussing the utility of electronically filing the disclosure of assets and interests by public officials.  World Bank research shows more than 143... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-19 World Disclosure

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