E.g., 2020-02
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
Sudan to Open Investigations into Crimes Committed under Omar al-Bashir In late December, Sudan announced it opened an investigation into the crimes committed in Darfur by the former president Omar al-Bashir, 75, and his regime.[1] This move aims to end years of... Alexandra Haris 36 1 2020-01-15 Investigation
U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit Rules Congress Lacks Standing on Emoluments Case On February 7, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a per curiam ruling decided the 215 Members of Congress did not have standing to sue... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-13
NGOs Submit a Communication to the ICC Alleging Responsibility of EU Arms Companies for War Crimes in Yemen In a historic step on December 11, 2019, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) along with its partner organizations – Mwatana for Human Rights from Yemen, the... Michael Plachta 36 1 2020-01-18 International Criminal Court
U.S. Indicts Four Members of China Military for Hacking into Equifax On February 10, 2020, United States Attorney General William P. Barr announced the indictment[1] of four Chinese military hackers for breaking into the computer systems of the credit-reporting... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-13
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Increases IP and Environmental Enforcement  As the ratifications of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) continue, professionals are focusing on the enforcement cooperation improvements in intellectual property and environmental... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-01-25
New York Times Journalist Allegedly Targeted by Spyware Linked to Saudi Arabia On January 28, 2020, a report[1] was released alleging that a New York Times journalist, Ben Hubbard, was sent spyware in 2018 that was embedded in a text message on his cellphone.  This... Alexandra Haris 36 2 2020-02-17
More than 300 People Arrested in Connection with ‘Ndrangheta Mafia On December 19, 2019, a major mafia crackdown involving more than 3,000 Italian police officers resulted in 334 arrests across Germany, Bulgaria, Switzerland, and 12 provinces in Italy. Out of the... Esther Bouquet 36 1 2020-01-25
UK Appellate Court Upholds UWO against Azerbaijani Banker’s Wife On February 5, 2020, the England and Wales Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the wife of a jailed Azerbaijani banker to discharge the unexplained wealth order (UWO) against her property in... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-18
France Extradites Alleged Torturer to Argentina On December 15, 2019, France extradited a former Argentinian police officer, who worked for many years as an academic at the Sorbonne, to Argentina to answer changes of his participation in the... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2019-12-20 Extradition
Former Barbados Minister and Parliamentarian Convicted of Receiving and Laundering Bribes from Barbados Insurance Company While Company Must Disgorge  On January 16, 2020, a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn found a former Minister of Industry and member of the Barbados Parliament... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-01-25
U.S. Treasury Issues National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and other Illicit Financing On February 6, 2020, the United States Department of Treasury issued the 2020 National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing (2020 Strategy), which provides a roadmap to... Bruce Zagaris 36 2 2020-02-18
European Committee on Crime Problems Acts on Artificial Intelligence and International Cooperation  The Council of Europe’s (CoE) European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) held its seventy-seventh plenary session on December 3 and 4, 2019, in Strasbourg, France.[1] At the... Michael Plachta 36 1 2019-12-21 Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
Icelandic Seafood Company Withdraws from Namibia After Bribery Charges On January 17, 2020, Samherji’s acting chief executive Björgólfur Jóhannsson issued a statement, confirming his company’s withdrawal from its businesses in Namibia, including a N$400 million[1] ... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-01-25
U.S. State Department Denies UK’s Request to Extradite Anne Sacoolas On January 23, 2020, the United States State Department rejected a request from the British Home Office to extradite Anne Sacoolas, who fled the United Kingdom under the protection of diplomatic... Miranda Bannister 36 2 2020-02-18
Child Separation: a Factor for Consideration in Extradition Case On October 28, 2019, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia granted judicial review of a May 18, 2018 order to surrender, authorizing extradition of a Canadian national to the United States to... Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 12 2019-11-25 Money Laundering
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
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