E.g., 2020-04
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Extradites Former Colombian Minister of Agriculture for Embezzlement and Other Charges On July 12, 2019, the United States extradited to Colombia Andres Felipe Arias Leiva, the Colombia Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development from 2005 to 2009. He is set to serve a sentence of... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-19 Colombia, United States Corruption, Extradition
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
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
Security Council Adopts Resolution on Persons Reported Missing During Armed Conflict On June 11, 2019, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2474 (2019), its first resolution to deal specifically with persons reported missing during armed conflict.  The... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-19 Myanmar, Nigeria, Yemen United Nations
Egmont Group of FIUs Plenary Focuses on Engaging Public-Public Cooperation On July 5, 2019, during the 26th Plenary of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) in the Hague, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-13 Financial Enforcement, United Nations
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
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
INTERPOL's Power to Prevent Diffusion Abuse: Legal, Political and Technological Considerations (in response to Dr. Theodore Bromund's 'INTERPOL's Lack of Power to Act Preemptively in Fighting Government Abuse of the Diffusion System') The Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files is an independent body with the exclusive power to adjudicate complaints from individuals seeking the deletion of information about them... Yuriy Nemets 35 7 2019-07-12 INTERPOL, International Organizations
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
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
Sudan and the ICC: Time for a New Approach On April 11, Omar al-Bashir was deposed from the seat of the presidency by the army after almost five months of popular protests against his regime. A day later, the head of the Transitional... Evan Schleicher 35 7 2019-07-03 Sudan Genocide, International Criminal Court
UN Report on the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Reveals Fissures in the International Community On June 19, 2019, the United Nations Human Rights Council released a report on the death of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi national and Washington Post reporter killed at the Saudi consulate in... Alex Psilakis 35 7 2019-07-03 Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United States Murder, United Nations
Council of Europe Calls on Russia to Re-open and Continue Investigation Into the Murder of Boris Nemtsov At its 26th sitting held on June 27, 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution 2297 (2019) calling on the Russian authorities to “re-open and... Michael Plachta 35 7 2019-07-03 Europe, Russia Evidence Gathering, International Organizations, Murder
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
Walmart Inc. and Brazilian Subsidiary Agree to Pay $137 Million and Sub Pleads Guilty to FCPA Violations On June 20, 2019, Walmart Inc. (Walmart), a U.S.-based multinational retailer and its wholly owned Brazilian subsidiary, WMT Brasilia S.A.R.L. (WMT Brasilia), settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-06-28 Brazil, China, India, Mexico Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
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
MH17 Joint Investigation Team Names Four Suspects in the Case On June 19, 2019, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014 held a press conference. For the first time since the... Michael Plachta 35 7 2019-06-28 Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine Extradition, National Security
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
U.S. Unseals 2 Indictments Charging Iranian Citizen with Violating U.S. Export Controls and Iran Sanctions as a Related Conspirator Pleads Guilty On June 4, 2019, U.S. law enforcement officials announced that two separate indictments against Peyman Amiri Larijani, 33, a citizen of Iran and former resident of Istanbul, Turkey, have been... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-06-21 Iran, United States Conspiracy, Sanctions
Prosecutors from U.S., Colombia and Mexico Meet for Transnational Criminal Organizations Working Group From June 12 to 14, 2019, prosecutors from Colombia, Mexico, and the U.S. met for the second Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) Working Group.  The goal of the Working Group is to... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-06-21 Colombia, Mexico, United States Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Human Trafficking