Articles

E.g., 2019-04
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
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
Standard Chartered Bank Extends DPA for Violating Iran Sanctions and Agrees to More than $1 Billion in Penalties On April 9, 2019, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), which is headquartered in London, England, agreed to pay more than $1 billion in penalties (including forfeiture of $240 million and a fine of $480... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-13 Iran, United Kingdom, United States Fraud, Sanctions
In Targeting Venezuela, the Trump Administration Targets Cuba On April 5, 2019, the Trump administration announced its decision to issue sanctions against 34 ships owned or operated by Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the state-run oil company. The... Alex Psilakis 35 4 2019-04-13 China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, United States, Venezuela 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
Security Council Adopts Binding Resolution on Financing of Terrorism On March 28, 2019, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2462 in an effort to counter the financing of terrorism while avoiding unintended consequences for humanitarian activities in areas... Michael Plachta 35 4 2019-04-06 European Union Counter-terrorism, Freezing of Assets, International Organizations
Attempted Case of Wildlife Smuggling Reminds the International Community of Its Prevalence On March 25, 2019, Indonesian authorities detained a Russian man accused of attempting to smuggle an orangutan out of the country. Andrei Zhestkov, the suspect, claimed that he purchased the animal... Alex Psilakis 35 4 2019-04-06 Africa, Asia, Europe, Indonesia INTERPOL, International Cooperation, United Nations, Wildlife
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
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
Ireland Extradites to the U.S. Alleged Dark Web Child Pornography Facilitator On March 25, 2019, United States law enforcement authorities announced that Irish authorities extradited a dual national citizen of the U.S. and Ireland to the U.S. on federal charges that he... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-03-30 Ireland, United States Extradition, International Cooperation
European Parliament Adopts More than 200 Recommendations Against Financial Crimes and Tax Evasion On March 26, 2019, the European Parliament adopted a detailed roadmap towards fairer and more effective taxation, as well as tackling financial crimes. The recommendations, adopted by 505 votes in... Michael Plachta 35 4 2019-03-30 European Union International Cooperation, Tax Enforcement
As the International Community Unifies their Policy Towards North Korea, the White House Stands Alone On March 12, 2019, the United Nations Security Council released a report outlining how North Korea has steadily and continually evaded sanctions imposed against it. Initiated by resolution 2407 (... Alex Psilakis 35 4 2019-03-30 China, North Korea, Russia, United States Freezing of Assets, International Cooperation, Sanctions, United Nations
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
European Parliament Adopts New Directive to Fight Non Cash Payment Fraud On March 13, 2019, the European Parliament adopted a legislative resolution by which it adopted the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating fraud and... Michael Plachta 35 4 2019-03-22 European Union Fraud
South Sudan and the Legal Inconsistence of Corporate Complicity in War Crimes On February 20, the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, a United Nations Human Rights Council investigative body, released a report documenting continuing conflict and potential war crimes... Evan Schliecher 35 4 2019-03-22 Africa Crimes against Humanity, United Nations, War Crimes
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
UK Court Lifts an Obligation to Seek Assurances from USA in a Death Penalty Case On January 18, 2019, the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division (Divisional Court), in a rolled-up hearing by Lord Chief Justice Burnett and Mr Justice Garnham, dismissed the claim... Michael Plachta 35 3 2019-03-16 United Kingdom, United States Death Penalty, Mutual Legal Assistance
3rd Largest Israeli Bank Agrees to Pay $195 Million and Enters into DPA with US on Tax Violations On March 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd. (Mizrahi-Tefahot) and its subsidiaries, United Mizrahi Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. (UMBS) and Mizrahi Tefahot... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-16 Israel, United States Tax Enforcement
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

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