Articles

E.g., 2019-09
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
Skadden Agrees to Civil Settlement with DOJ over FARA Violations On January 17, 2019, U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demerks announced Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S... Bruce Zagaris 35 1 2019-01-25
EU Council Makes Progress on Various Justice and Law Enforcement Issues At its 3697th meeting on June 6 and 7, 2019, the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs Council discussed and adopted position on a number of criminal justice, home, and law... Michael Plachta 35 6 2019-06-14 European Union EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, International Cooperation
UN Secretary-General Releases Report on Threat Posed by ISIL (Da’esh) On February 1, 2019, the Secretary-General of the United Nations submitted to the Security Council his report on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security. This is... Michael Plachta 35 2 2019-02-23 Middle East Counter-terrorism
Frustration Grows over Execution of ECtHR Judgments in the CIA Extraordinary Rendition Cases On June 4-6, 2019, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe met at their 1348th session to debate the state of execution of judgments under enhanced supervision. They included four... Michael Plachta 35 7 2019-07-12 Lithuania, Poland, Romania, United States Central Intelligence Agency, International Organizations, Torture
The UBS Conviction: The Dawn of a New Era in France? On February 20, 2019, the Tribunal de Grande Instance sitting in Paris, France, convicted Swiss banking giant UBS AG and its French subsidiary UBS France, as well as five of their officers, of crimes... Frederick T. Davis 35 3 2019-03-16 France, Switzerland, United States Tax Enforcement
Dutch Supreme Court Reduces Responsibility of the Netherlands In 1995 Srebrenica Massacre On July 18, 2019, the Dutch Supreme Court delivered a judgment that confirmed the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths in 1995 of 350 Muslim males who were expelled from a Dutch U.N. base... 35 8 2019-08-01 Bosnia, Netherlands Genocide, Human Rights
While DHS Calls for Cooperation with the Northern Triangle, President Trump Seeks to Cut Aid and Close the Border On March 28, 2019, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen signed, on behalf of the United States, a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on border security cooperation in Central America.... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-06 El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, United States Border Security, International Cooperation
Pakistan Agent Pleads Guilty to Foreign Agents Registration Act Violation On May 7, 2018, Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry, 71, of Columbia, Maryland, pleaded guilty to failure to file a Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) statement.   Bruce Zagaris 35 5 2018-05-11 United States Disclosure
Angola-U.S. Sign Law Enforcement and Security MOU as Angola Continues to Progress on Anti-Corruption The current Angolan administration of João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço continues to work to strengthen its efforts on anti-corruption and improved governance.  In this... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-21 Angola, United States Corruption, Money Laundering
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 2019-04-26 Canada, Cuba, European Union, Nicaragua, United States, Venezuela Sanctions
Updated Executive Order Provides Enhanced Counterterrorism Sanctions and Targets Foreign Financial Institutions On September 10, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a revised Executive Order 13224,[1] furnishing the Treasury and State Departments new mechanisms permitting the U.S. Government to better... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-09-12 United States Counter-terrorism, Financial Enforcement, Terrorism
Chinese Hacking Groups Continue to Threaten U.S.-based Businesses and Personnel On May 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the federal grand jury indictment of a Chinese hacking group accused of stealing the information of more than 78 million individuals. The... Alex Psilakis 35 5 2019-05-17 China, United States Cybercrime
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution on Fighting Impunity by Targeted Sanctions in the Magnitsky Case and Beyond At its 4th sitting held on January 22, 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a Resolution on fighting impunity of perpetrators of serious human rights... Michael Plachta 35 2 2019-01-25
Mass Protests Against Controversial Hong Kong Extradition Bill Between June 9 and June 12, 2019, Hong Kong witnessed a massive and violent wave of protests attended by up to one million. They demonstrated against a proposed extradition law that would allow... Michael Plachta 35 6 2019-06-14 China, Hong Kong, United States Extradition
U.S. Authorities Crack Darknet, Convicting Trafficker of Drug Importation Conspiracy On February 13, 2019 Christopher Bantli plead guilty to a conspiracy to import fentanyl into the U.S. Based in Calgary, Canada, Bantli was extradited to the U.S. from Canada on January 24, allowing... Alex Psilakis 35 2 2019-02-23 Canada, Netherlands, United States Conspiracy, Cybercrime, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition
U.S. and Argentine Seize Arms Targeting Mainly Brazil On June 28, 2019, Matthew T. Albence, deputy director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Anthony Salisbury, special agent in charge of ICE’s Homeland Security... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-12 Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, United States Arms Trafficking, Arrest
EU Adds 9 Jurisdictions to Tax Haven Blacklist On March 12, 2019, the EU finance ministers updated the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions.  The list now has 15 countries and is part of the EU’s fair taxation initiative. The... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-16 European Union, United Arab Emirates, United States Money Laundering, Tax Enforcement
Flynn Intel Group Founder Convicted of FARA Violations after Trial On July 23, 2019, a federal jury in Alexandria, VA convicted Bijan Rafiekian, 67, of San Juan Capistrano, CA of conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, making false statements to the... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-03 Turkey, United States Conspiracy, Extradition
Elise J. Bean, FINANCIAL EXPOSURE: CARL LEVIN’S SENATE INVESTIGATIONS INTO FINANCE AND TAX ABUSE, 449 pp., Palgrave MacMillan, 2018, $49. The book is based on Ms. Bean’s staff leadership role on the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) from 1999 to 2014, when Senator Carl Levin served in leadership... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-06 European Union, Ukraine, United States Corruption, Money Laundering, Tax Enforcement
Recent Conflicts in Persian Gulf and U.S. Sanctions Catalyze Iranian Tension The complexity of the United States-Iranian relationship continues to develop following continuous conflicts in the Persian Gulf and the Trump administration’s recent sanctions on Iran’... Lex Haris 35 8 2019-08-22 Gibraltar, Iran, United Kingdom, United States Sanctions

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