E.g., 2019-09
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
Pursuing Extradition of Hassan, Germany Stands Strong on Human Rights On February 23, 2019, the German publication Der Spiegel reported that Germany asked Lebanon to extradite Jamil Hassan, a former high-level official in Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime. Hassan... Alex Psilakis 35 3 2019-03-16 France, Germany, Syria, United States Crimes against Humanity
HSBC Swiss Branch Agrees to Pay Belgium €294.4 Million to Settle and Former HSCB Chief Pleads Guilty On August 6, 2019, the Swiss branch of HSBC agreed to pay €294.4 million (US$330 million) to end a Belgian criminal investigation into tax fraud, money laundering, and provisions of illegal... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-12 Belgium, Switzerland Money Laundering, Tax Enforcement
The Mediterranean Migration Crisis: Highlighting the Gaps Between International Law and Justice The European Union Naval Force Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED) was established as part of an “EU comprehensive response to the migration issue.” In March, “the Operation... Evan Schleicher 35 4 2019-04-19 European Union, Libya Human Rights, International Organizations
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
EIA Releases Report Showing Illegal Logging and Wood Trade by Chinese Company in Congo and Gabon On March 25, 2019, the Environmental Investigation Agency, after four years of investigating the logging sector in Congo and Gabon, released a report and accompanying video, Toxic Trade:... Bruce Zagaris 35 5 2019-05-03 China, Congo, European Union, Gabon, United States Bribery, Corruption, Financial Crimes, Wildlife
OSCE Reports on Impact of Cross-Border Counter-terrorism Operations on Human Rights In January 2019, the Civic Solidarity Platform’s Counter Terrorism Working Group, coordinated by Fair Trials and the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis, released a report focusing on the impact... Michael Plachta 35 1 2019-01-18
South Africa Decides to Extradite Former Finance Minister to Mozambique Rather than the U.S. On May 21, 2019, the South African Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha announced that his government intended to extradite Mozambique’s former finance minister... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-05-31 Mozambique, South Africa, United States Corruption, Extradition
ICC Releases Gbagbo and Blé Goudé on Conditions On February 1, 2019, the Appeals Chamber (AC) of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) unanimously ruled that conditions are to be imposed on Mr. Laurent Gbagbo and Mr. Charles Bl... Michael Plachta 35 2 2019-02-08 Ivory Coast Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court
OECD and IBA Issue Report on Proper Roles of Lawyers and International Commercial Structures On May 31, 2019, the International Bar Association and the Secretariat of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development published a Report of the Task Force on the Role of Lawyers and... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-06-28 Due Diligence, OECD
Estonia Orders Danske Bank to Close Operations and Investigates Allegations Linking Swedbank with Dankse Transactions On February 19, 2019, the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority (FSA) gave Danske Bank 20 days to submit an action plan to close its local branch within eight months. In December, Estonian... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-01 Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, United States Corruption, Money Laundering
UK Appeal Court Held Licensing Arms to Saudi Arabia Illegal On June 20, 2019, the UK Court of Appeal (Civil Division) delivered a judgment ruling that ministers had acted unlawfully in allowing the sale of weapons when there was a clear possibility they... Michael Plachta 35 7 2019-07-19 Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Yemen Arms Trafficking
Federal Reserve Board Bars 2 Former Employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from Banking Industry On March 22, 2019, the Federal Reserve Board announced it has prohibited Ng Chong Hwa, also known as Roger Ng, and Tim Leissner from the banking industry due to their participation in a scheme to... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-03-22 United States Money Laundering
U.S. and Guatemala Sign Safe Country Asylum Agreement Despite Implementation Issues On July 16, 2019, Guatemala and the United States signed an agreement that would designate Guatemala as a safe third country for individuals seeking asylum in the United States despite issues in... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-13 Guatemala, United States Asylum, Immigration
U.S. Department of Justice Publishes White Paper on the Cloud Act On April 10, 2019 the U.S. Department of Justice announced the public release of a white paper on the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act). Enacted in March 2018, the Act... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-20 United States Data Privacy, Data Sharing
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
U.S. Court Authorizes John Doe Summonses about Finnish Residents Using 3 U.S. Bank Payment Cards Linked to Non-Finnish Bank Accounts On May 1, 2019, a U.S. Court in North Carolina authorized the Internal Revenue Service to serve John Doe summonses on Bank of America, Charles Schwab, and TD Bank in an order that was unsealed on... Bruce Zagaris 35 5 2019-05-03 Finland, United States Financial Crimes
UN Secretary-General Reports on the United Nations Mission in Colombia Amid Mounting Challenges to the Peace Process Michael Plachta 35 1 2019-01-18
Danish Tax Authority Settles $239 Million Civil Fraud Case with U.S. Pension Funds On May 29, 2019, the Danish Customs and Tax Administration (SKAT) announced that dozens of U.S. pension plans have agreed to a $239 million settlement, concluding litigation over dividend taxes.... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-06-07 Denmark, United States Tax Enforcement
U.S. and Romania Take Down Online Organize Crime Ring Operating out of Romania On February 7, 2019, the United States law enforcement announced the unsealing of indictments, charging 20 people, including 16 foreign nationals, for their roles in an international organized... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-15 Romania, United States Fraud, Identity Theft, Money Laundering, Organized Crime, Racketeering/RICO
Walmart Inc. and Brazilian Subsidiary Agree to Pay $137 Million and Sub Pleads Guilty to FCPA Violations On June 20, 2019, Walmart Inc. (Walmart), a U.S.-based multinational retailer and its wholly owned Brazilian subsidiary, WMT Brasilia S.A.R.L. (WMT Brasilia), settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-06-28 Brazil, China, India, Mexico Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act