Articles

E.g., 2020-04
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Court Orders Iran to Compensate Journalist Jason Rezaian A U.S. court recently ordered Iran to pay $180 million in damages to U.S. journalist Jason Rezaian who was captured at gun point and imprisoned for 544 days in the infamous Evin Prison.  At... Miranda Bannister 35 12 2019-12-04 Human Rights
Security Council Adopts Resolution on Linkages Between Organized Crime and Terrorism On July 19, 2019, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2482 (2019), which addresses the relationship between organized crime and counter-terrorism. This is a... Michael Plachta 35 8 2019-08-14 Peru Counter-terrorism, United Nations
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution and Recommendation Against Global Money Laundering Schemes At its 17th sitting held on April 11, 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution and Recommendation on the international fight against organized crime... Michael Plachta 35 4 2019-04-20 Europe Corruption, Money Laundering, Organized Crime
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
U.S. Announces New Sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua On April 17, 2019, the United States government announced new sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. While giving a speech in Miami, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that... Bruce Zagaris 35 5 2019-05-03 Cuba, Nicaragua, United States, Venezuela Sanctions
U.S. District Court Allows Danish Tax Authority to Pursue Fraud Action On January 9, 2019, Judge Lewis Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a motion to dismiss a complaint filed by the Danish Customs and Tax Administration (SKAT... Bruce Zagaris 35 1 2019-01-18 Fraud
Swiss Auction of Obiang’s Car Raises $27 Million for Social Programs in Equatorial Guinea On September 29, 2019, the Swiss government auctioned a collection of 25 supercars for $27 million.  The Swiss government seized the cars from Teodorin Nguema Obiang, the vice president of... Bruce Zagaris 35 10 2019-10-01 Switzerland Embezzlement
International Report Filed with the ICC Accuses European Union of Crimes Against Humanity in the Libya Situation On June 3, 2019, a group of international lawyers submitted a report to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling for the European Union (EU) and some of... Michael Plachta 35 6 2019-06-07 Europe, Libya Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court
UK Forfeits £466,321 from Son of Moldova’s Former Prime Minister On February 7, 2019, upon the application of the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) the City of London Magistrates Court, District Judge Michael Snow granted forfeiture orders on Vlad Luca... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-15 United Kingdom Asset Forfeiture, Corruption
Partners of Panama Papers’ Law Firm Sue Netflix amidst FBI Investigation On October 15, the two partners of the now-dissolved law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co. confirmed that they were being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI). Subsequently at this... Alexandra Haris 35 10 2019-10-22 United States Investigation
Austrian Supreme Court Affirms Lower Court’s Decision to Extradite Ukrainian Tycoon to U.S. on Corruption Charges On June 25, 2019, the Austrian Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s decision granting a request from the United States government to extradite Ukrainian tycoon Dmytro Firtash, where a U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-06-28 Austria, Russia, Ukraine, United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Canada Proceeds with Extradition of Huawei CFO While She Sues Canada and China Accuses Canadian Former Diplomat of Espionage On March 1, 2019, Canada’s Justice Department authorized an extradition hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, the Chinese telecom and electronics company, on 13... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-09 Canada, China, United States Conspiracy, Extradition, Fraud
Victims in Essex Lorry Incident: The Latest in Europe’s Human Trafficking Tragedies As of November 7, 2019, British authorities have identified all 39 of the human trafficking victims found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex on October 23, 2019. While Essex police initially... Miranda Bannister 35 11 2019-11-20 Human Trafficking
U.S. Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of Tort Case against BNP Paribas for Harms due to Sudanese Sanctions Violations On May 22, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed and remanded the dismissal of claims by victims of Sudanese genocide and ethnic cleansing brought against BNP... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-26 Sudan, United States Crimes against Humanity, Sanctions
South Sudan and the Legal Inconsistence of Corporate Complicity in War Crimes On February 20, the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, a United Nations Human Rights Council investigative body, released a report documenting continuing conflict and potential war crimes... Evan Schleicher 35 4 2019-03-22 Africa Crimes against Humanity, United Nations, War Crimes
3 Families of Libyan Victims Sue Warlord Khalifa Haftar in U.S. Court On June 26, 2019, three families who lost family members in a bombing campaign sued  Libya’s warlord Khalifa Haftar (also referred to as Hifter) in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria... Bruce Zagaris 35 12 2019-12-04 International Criminal Court
Hong Kong Extradites Pakistan National for Computer Crime On August 5, 2019, prosecutors unsealed an indictment of Muhammad Fahd, a 34-year-old Pakistan national, who Hong Kong extradited to the United States.  A federal grand jury indictment in... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-15 China Extradition
ICC Rejects Prosecutor Request to Investigate War Crimes in Afghanistan On April 12, 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously rejected the request of the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for alleged crimes against... Michael Plachta 35 4 2019-04-20 Afghanistan, United States Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court, War Crimes
Arrested and Awaiting Potential Extradition, Julian Assange Set to Face Judgement On April 11, 2019 WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Upon Ecuador’s invitation, British authorities entered the embassy and detained Assange... Alex Psilakis and Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-20 Australia, Ecuador, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States Extradition
German Appellate Court Overturns Convictions of Two Rwandans Charged with War Crimes Germany’s top appeals court has partially overturned the convictions of two Rwandan men, Ignace Murwanashyaka and his deputy Straton Musoni, who were accused of aiding and abetting war crimes in... Evan Schleicher 35 1 2018-12-29 Crimes against Humanity

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