Articles

E.g., 2020-07
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
Trump Administration Concludes Migration Enforcement Accords with Guatemala and Mexico On June 1, 2019, Kevin K. McAleenan, the acting secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), signed a two-year agreement with Guatemala to send up to 80 homeland security agents to... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-06-22 Guatemala, Mexico, United States Immigration
Stripping Citizenship, States Struggle to Confront Foreign Fighters On February 19, 2019, Shamima Begum heard the news. While nursing her newborn son at a Syrian refugee camp, her family – contacting her from the UK – informed her that they had received... Alex Psilakis 35 3 2019-03-01 France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States Human Rights, Terrorism, United Nations
Power Struggle Continues Between Judges and the Prosecutor Prosecutor at the ICC in the Mavi Marmara Incident On September 2, 2019, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court), with Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa presiding, delivered its judgment and rejected the appeal of the... Michael Plachta 35 11 2019-11-12 International Criminal Court
President Wins Appeals Court Case on Emoluments and Loses One in the District Court Two conflicting decisions have been issued with respect to the suits against United States President Donald Trump for violating the emoluments clause. On July 10, 2019, the United States Court of... Alex Psilakis and Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-19 United States
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
PREPARING FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S EXODUS FROM THE ICC: THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMES BILL In June 2015, the International Criminal Court (ICC) demanded that the government of the Republic of South Africa arrest Omar Al-Bashir,[1] the now-deposed President of the Sudan, who at the... Konstantinos D. Magliveras and Gino J. Naldi 35 12 2019-12-03 International Criminal Court
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
U.S.-El Salvador Sign Agreement to Force Asylum Seekers to El Salvador On September 20, 2019, the United States and El Salvador governments signed a Protection Cooperative Agreement.[1]  The Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Kevin... Bruce Zagaris 35 10 2019-09-25 El Salvador, United States Immigration
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
Two of Giuliani’s Associates Arrested on Charges of Campaign-Finance Violations On September 20, two of Rudy Giuliani’s associates were about to leave the U.S. with one-way tickets when they were arrested outside of the Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia... Alexandra Haris 35 10 2019-10-18 Russia, Turkey, United States Corruption
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
FATF Issues Best Practices Report on Beneficial Ownership On October 24, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a best practice paper,[1] seeking to provide suggested solutions supported by cases and examples of best practices for... Bruce Zagaris 35 11 2019-11-14 Transparency
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

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