E.g., 2019-09
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
Appearing Invested in Transitional Justice, Balkan States Remain Slow to Convict Their Own On April 10, 2019, Balkan Insight reported that the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Sarajevo Canton allocated over 350,000 euros of its 2019 budget to providing legal assistance to... Alex Psilakis 35 5 2019-04-27 Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia Crimes against Humanity, Genocide, Human Rights, International Criminal Tribunal
Danish Prosecutors Change 10 Former High-Level Danske Bank Officials On May 8, 2019, Danish economic prosecutors charged ten former leading employees of Danske Bank in connection with Danish police economic unit SØIK’s investigation into money... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-05-24 Denmark, Estonia, United States Money Laundering
U.S. Unseals Two Indictments Against Huawei Corporate Entities – One for Money Laundering, Obstruction of Justice, and Sanctions Violations; Another for Theft of Trade Secrets, Wire Fraud On January 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice partly unsealed two indictments against Huawei corporate entities and the Huawei Chief Financial Officer Wanzhou Meng. In the U.S. Court Eastern... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-01 China, United States Money Laundering, Sanctions, Trade Crimes, Trade Enforcement, White Collar Crime
Recent Reports Reinforce Slow Rate of Progress in Balkan Transitional Justice On June 17, 2019, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) issued a new report titled “War Crimes Case Management at the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and... Alex Psilakis 35 6 2019-06-21 Bosnia, Serbia Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes
European Parliament Releases Report on the Misuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices At the beginning of February 2019, the European Parliament released its study on the misuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices, discussing their impact on human rights in the lights of recent... Michael Plachta 35 2 2019-02-23 European Union European Union, Extradition, International Organizations
Rio’s Ex-Governor Testifies about Bribery in Rio 2016 Olympic Bid While IPACS Establishes New Task Force In court testimony on July 4, 2019, Sergio Cabral, the former governor of Rio de Janeiro, said he paid $2 million to buy votes so that Rio would be chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Cabral... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-13 Brazil Corruption
Russian Mobile Telesystems Pjsc and Its Uzbek Subsidiary Make Settlements with U.S. over Bribery and Money Laundering On March 7, 2019, Moscow-based Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MTS), the largest mobile telecommunications company in Russia and an issuer of publicly traded securities in the United States, and its... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-16 United States, Uzbekistan Bribery, Money Laundering
U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Contempt Order Against 3 Chinese Banks for Subpoena Noncompliance On July 30, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously affirmed a contempt order against three Chinese banks that failed to comply with subpoenas from the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-01 China Banking Supervision, Sanctions
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 2019-04-13 El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, United States Border Security
Brazil Extradites Convicted Murderer and Kidnapper to Chile On August 20, 2019, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and Public Security extradited Chilean national, Maurício Hernández Norambuena, to Chile.  He was extradited on charges of... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-08-23 Brazil, Chile Extradition
Family of Victim File Lawsuit against Former Sri Lankan Defense Minister for Human Rights Violations On April 15, 2019, a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California unsealed a civil lawsuit against former Sir Lankan Defense Minister Gotabay Rajapaska, a dual U.S.-Sri Lankan citizen... Bruce Zagaris 35 5 2019-04-27 Sri Lanka, United States Human Rights
U.S. Attorney General Announces Continued U.S. Funding of Law Enforcement Efforts at 3rd Ministerial of Northern Triangle Attorneys General, as Guatemala Prepares to Abolish Anti-Corruption Prosecutors On May 16, 2019, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr, during the 3rd Ministerial of the Northern Triangle Attorneys General in El Salvador, announced that, as part of a coordinated law... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-05-24 El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, United States International Cooperation, Law Enforcement, Organized Crime
Council of Europe Voices Concerns with Deprivation of Nationality As an Anti-Terror Measure At its 9th sitting held on January 25, 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution 2263 (2019) and Recommendation 2145 (2019). These policies... Michael Plachta 35 2 2019-02-01 Europe Counter-terrorism, Human Rights, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
Mass Protests Against Controversial Hong Kong Extradition Bill Between June 9 and June 12, 2019, Hong Kong witnessed massive and violent protests attended by up to one million. They demonstrated against a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to... Michael Plachta 35 6 2019-06-21 China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States Extradition
Fortunes Turn Sour for 2 Ecuadorian High Net Worth Fugitives: ICE Detains Them and Florida Appellate Court Rules Against Them in Asset Recovery Case On February 13, 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested two high-net-worth fugitives from Ecuador who have battled for at least a decade to avoid returning to Ecuador where an... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-23 Ecuador, United States Asset Forfeiture, Extradition
FATF Plenary Unveils Guidance on Virtual Assets, Starts Strategic Review of AML/CFT Measures, Review of Assessment Processes, and Strengthens Proliferation Financing Standards On June 19-21, 2019, FATF President Marshall Billingslea of the United States chaired the third and last Plenary meeting under the U.S. Presidency in Orlando, Florida. The delegates discussed the... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-13 FATF
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 2019-03-16 Canada, China, United States Espionage, Extradition
US Trade Representative Blocks Illegal Timber Imports from Peru, Again On July 26, 2019, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer directed the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to block future timber imports from Inversiones WCA E.I.R.L. (... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-02 Peru, United States Environment, Trade Enforcement
U.S. Revokes Entry Visa for ICC Prosecutor over Afghanistan Row On March 15, 2019, the IELR Blog detailed how the Trump administration pledged to block the entry of International Criminal Court (ICC) officials seeking to investigate U.S. personnel. On... Alex Psilakis and Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-13 Afghanistan, United States International Criminal Court
ICE to Return Nearly 4,000 Smuggled Artifacts Purchased By Hobby Lobby to Iraq On May 2, 2018, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported that it will return nearly 4,000 ancient artifacts, including roughly 450 cuneiform tablets and 3000 clay bullae, to the... Zarine Kharazian 34 5 2018-05-18 Cultural Property