E.g., 2020-04
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
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
European Parliament Adopts New Directive on the Use of Financial Information for Criminal Investigation On April 17, 2019, the European parliament adopted a resolution approving a new Directive intended to facilitate law enforcement authorities' access to and use of financial information held in... Michael Plachta 35 5 2019-04-26 European Union Counter-terrorism, International Cooperation, Money Laundering
A 2018 HOLIDAY RETROSPECTIVE FROM THE EDITORS Bruce Zagaris and Zarine Kharazian 35 1 2018-12-29
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
1MDB Case: Malaysia Extradites Former Banker to the U.S. and U.S. Indicts Malaysian Financier for Foreign and Conduit Election Contributions On May 7, 2019, the United States government announced Malaysia has extradited Ng Chong Hwa, 46, and a Malaysian national, also known as “Roger Ng,” to face charges of conspiring to... Bruce Zagaris 35 5 2019-05-17 Malaysia, United States Bribery, Corruption, Extradition
Troubling Acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé at the ICC On January 15, 2019, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted Laurent Gbago, former President of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), and his right-hand man... Michael Plachta 35 1 2019-01-25
U.S. and UK Sign Cross-Border Data Access Agreement for Cross-Border Enforcement and Warn Facebook on Proposed Encryption On October 3, 2019, the United States and United Kingdom concluded the first ever CLOUD Act Agreement.[1]  It will permit U.S. and British law enforcement agencies, with appropriate... Bruce Zagaris 35 10 2019-10-10 Australia, United Kingdom, United States International Cooperation
Ecuador President Denies U.S. Extradition Request for Alleged Facebook Fraudster On June 7, 2019, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno denied the extradition request by the United States of Paul Ceglia, who is charged in New York with attempt to defraud Facebook Inc. founder... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-06-14 Ecuador, United States Asylum, Extradition, Forgery, Fraud
U.S. Grand Jury Indicts Chinese and U.S. persons for Theft of Trade Secrets and Wire Fraud On February 14, 2019, a grand jury in Greeneville, Tennessee returned an indictment against Xiaorong You, also known as Shannon You, 56, of Lansing, Michigan, and Liu Xiangchen, 61, of Shandong... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-23 China, United States Conspiracy, Trade Enforcement
EU Court of Justice Rules on Prison Conditions as a Pre-requirement of an Execution of the European Arrest Warrant On October 15, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union – Grand Chamber (the Court) delivered its judgment in the case C-128/18 Dumitru-Tudor Dorobantu. The ruling concerns the... Michael Plachta 35 11 2019-10-31 European Union
INTERPOL's Power to Prevent Diffusion Abuse: Legal, Political and Technological Considerations (in response to Dr. Theodore Bromund's 'INTERPOL's Lack of Power to Act Preemptively in Fighting Government Abuse of the Diffusion System') The Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files is an independent body with the exclusive power to adjudicate complaints from individuals seeking the deletion of information about them... Yuriy Nemets 35 7 2019-07-12 INTERPOL, International Organizations
UN Report Urges ICC to Consider Charging Israeli Personnel with Crimes Against Humanity On February 28, 2019, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released a scathing report against Israeli security forces, condemning them for their deliberate use of excessive force against... Alex Psilakis 35 3 2019-03-09 Israel, Palestine Human Rights, International Criminal Court, United Nations
British Judge Denies Request to Delay Julian Assange Extradition Case for 3 Months On October 21, 2019, during a case management hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser denied Mark Summers’ request, counsel for Julian Assange, to delay the... Bruce Zagaris 35 11 2019-11-24 Extradition
IRS To Warn Former Offshore Voluntary Tax Compliance Applicants to Keep in Compliance On July 19, 2019, the IRS Large Business and International Division (LB&I) announced the approval of additional compliance campaigns, including ones on taxpayers who participated in the... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-02 United States Tax Enforcement
Attempted Case of Wildlife Smuggling Reminds the International Community of Its Prevalence On March 25, 2019, Indonesian authorities detained a Russian man accused of attempting to smuggle an orangutan out of the country. Andrei Zhestkov, the suspect, claimed that he purchased the animal... Alex Psilakis 35 4 2019-04-06 Africa, Asia, Europe, Indonesia INTERPOL, International Cooperation, United Nations, Wildlife
Serious Fraud Office Confirms Investigation of Suspected Bribery by Glencore On December 5, 2019, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in London, following Glencore PLC’s announcement, confirmed its investigation of suspicions of bribery in the conduct of business by the... Bruce Zagaris 35 12 2019-12-10 Bribery
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
Radovan Karadžić Sentenced to Life on Appeal On March 20, 2019, Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) sentenced Radovan Karadžić to life in prison on appeal, an increase from his original 40... Maria O'Sullivan 35 5 2019-04-26 Bosnia, Serbia Crimes against Humanity, Genocide, Human Rights, International Criminal Tribunal
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