Articles

E.g., 2019-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Bemba Seeks $77 Million in Compensation from the International Criminal Court On March 8, 2019, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, a former vice president and rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), submitted a brief at the Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International... Michael Plachta 35 3 2019-03-16 Africa International Criminal Court
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
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
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
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
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
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
Controversy over US Dismantling of War Crimes Unit On February 15, 2019, the Center for Investigative Reporting shared news that the United States Justice Department is currently in the process of dismantling the FBI’s highly specialized... Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 3 2019-03-09 United States Human Rights
More Sanctions Targeting Venezuela’s Maduro Regime On January 25, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13857, yet again escalating economic sanctions targeting the regime of Nicolas Maduro.  This is the latest in a string of sanctions... Benjamin H. Flowe, Jr., John A. Ordway, Daniel Fisher-Owens, Babak Hoghooghi, Perry S. Bechky, Ray Gold, Jason A. McClurg and Michelle Turner Roberts 35 3 2019-03-09 United States, Venezuela Sanctions
U.S. Repatriates Stolen Assets to the Kyrgyz Republic On February 26, 2019, the United States and Kyrgyz Republic announced the repatriation of $4,560,700 of stolen assets to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic arising from the corruption and theft... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-09 Kyrgyz Republic, United States Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Corruption
Effectiveness of Asset Recovery in the European Union On February 12, 2019, Eurojust, the European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit, released its report on asset recovery. The report takes an in-depth look at the EU’s experience on the... Michael Plachta 35 3 2019-03-09 European Union Asset Seizure, Europol, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing
UN Report Urges ICC to Consider Charging Israeli Personnel with Crimes Against Humanity On February 28, 2019, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released a scathing report against Israeli security forces, condemning them for their deliberate use of excessive force against... Alex Psilakis 35 3 2019-03-09 Israel, Palestine Human Rights, International Criminal Court, United Nations
Denying Authoritarian Regimes INTERPOL Presidency Won't Stop Them From Using INTERPOL to Persecute Political Opponents; in Fact, it Won't Even Slow Them Down Following his mysterious disappearance and arrest in China, Meng Hongwei resigned as INTERPOL’s President in October 2018, leaving INTERPOL no option but to find a successor.  Among the... Yuriy L. Nemets 35 3 2019-03-01 China, Russia Extradition, Human Rights, INTERPOL, Information Exchange
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
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
U.S. Indicts Former President and Former Chief Legal Officer of High-Tech Firm for Alleged Corrupt Activities in India On  February 15, 2019, a grand jury in New Jersey returned an indictment against the former president and the former chief legal officer of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, a... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-01 India, United States Bribery, Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Securities Exchange Commission
European Solutions Offer Little Hope for Iran in the Face of US Sanctions The decision by the United States to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) has left Iran and many European nations scrambling to salvage the agreement.  Soon... Farhad Mirzadeh 35 3 2019-02-23 European Union, Iran, United States Counter-terrorism, Money Laundering, Sanctions
European Commission Recommends Negotiating Treaty with U.S. on Access to Electronic Evidence On February 5, 2019, the European Commission published its recommendations for the Council to engage in two international negotiations on cross-border rules to obtain electronic evidence. Following... Michael Plachta 35 3 2019-02-23 European Union, United States Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing
Bahraini Soccer Star and Refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi Released Amidst INTERPOL Red Notice Complications On February 12, 2019, Hakeem al-Araibi returned home to Australia, bringing to an end a three-month legal struggle involving Bahrain, Thailand, and Australia. The 25 year old soccer player, who was... Zarine Kharazian and Alex Psilakis 35 2 2019-02-23 Australia, Bahrain, Thailand Extradition, Human Rights, INTERPOL
Laredo, Texas Jury Convicts 6 Persons for Black Market Peso Exchange Laundering Scheme On February 12, 2019, a federal jury in Laredo, Texas found four men and two women guilty for participating in a two-year multi-million dollar black market peso exchange (BMPE) money-laundering... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-23 United States Drug Enforcement, Money Laundering

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