Articles

E.g., 2020-06
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
ICC Appeals Chamber Authorizes the Prosecutor’s Request to Investigate War Crimes in Afghanistan On March 5, 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court) decided unanimously to authorize the Prosecutor to commence an investigation into alleged crimes under... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-12
France Exchanges Prisoner with Iran Instead of Extraditing Him to the U.S. On March 17, 2020, the United States Secretary of State criticized France for releasing an Iranian relator wanted for prosecution by the U.S. in an apparent prisoner exchange with Iran.  ... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-04
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
Britain Detains Founder of Russian Bank on U.S. Expatriation Tax Charges On March 5, 2020, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a week earlier British authorities arrested Oleg Tinkov, the founder of a Russian bank, charging him with filing false... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-12
UK Supreme Court Ruled Government Acted Unlawfully in the “Jihadi Beatles” Case On March 25, 2020 the UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the “Beatles” case. The ruling immediately hit the headlines for, among other things, calling the action of the UK... Michael Platcha 36 4 2020-04-04
Registry of UBOs Follows Evolution of Corporate Entities in Panama Law 32 of 1927 on Corporations was enacted 93 years ago and has remained without changes; always requiring that all corporate charters list the name of their resident agent as a point of contact... Alvaro Aguilar Alfu 36 5 2020-05-16
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
U.S. Charges 2 Chinese Nationals with Laundering Cryptocurrency from N. Korean Exchange Hack On March 2, 2020, the United Department of Justice unsealed a two-count indictment in the District of Columbia, charging two Chinese nationals with laundering more than $100 million worth of... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-21
Guatemala Suspends and then Resumes U.S. Deportations to Guatemala On April 6, 2020, Guatemala’s foreign ministry said that all flights from the United States returning deported Guatemalan migrants are suspended this week due to the coronavirus pandemic. The... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-18 Deportation
EU Publishes AML/CFT Action Plan On May 7, 2020, the European Commission issued an Action Plan to provide concrete measures over the next 12 months.[1] It will strengthen its enforcement, supervision, and coordination of the... Bruce Zagaris 36 5 2020-05-16 European Union
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
M.Y. Safra Bank Settles with OCC on AML Cryptocurrency Violations On January 30, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and M.Y. Safra Bank, FSB, New York, entered into a consent order concerning alleged violations  of the Bank... Bruce Zagaris 36 3 2020-03-21
INTERPOL Warns of Cyber Attacks against Healthcare Institutions with Ransomware and Issues Global Threat Assessment On April 4, 2020, INTERPOL warned that cybercriminals are targeting critical healthcare institutions with ransomware. In response, the organization announced its Cybercrime Threat Response team is... Bruce Zagaris 36 4 2020-04-18 INTERPOL
International Crackdown Leads to the Confiscation of 19,000 Artifacts and 101 Arrests On May 6, 2020, INTERPOL announced that more than 19,000 artifacts and other artworks (including a Colombian gold mask, a carved Romanian lion, and thousands of ancient coins) had been recovered... Alexandra Haris 36 5 2020-05-16 Europol
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

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