Articles

E.g., 2017-09
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Council of Europe Launches Negotiations on the Second Protocol To the Cybercrime Convention On September 18, 2017, Joe McNamee, Executive Director of advocacy group European Digital Rights (EDRi), acting on behalf of a global coalition of civil society organizations, submitted to Alexander... Michael Plachta 33 9 2017-09-22 European Union Cybercrime
Europol and Austria Recommend Measures to Curb Criminal Hawala Networks On September 8, 2017, Europol and Austria submitted a note to the Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI) addressing the role of criminal hawala in financing a... Michael Plachta and Eric Nilsson 33 9 2017-09-22 Austria, European Union Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement
Chinese Billionaire Subject to Interpol Red Notice Requests Asylum from the U.S. On September 6, 2017, a billionaire property developer who has accused high-level Chinese officials of corruptions and is subject to an Interpol Red Notice has applied for asylum in the United States... Bruce Zagaris 33 9 2017-09-22 China Extradition
The Criminal Finance Act 2017 and Unexplained Wealth Orders (UK): Concerns and Implications On September 30, 2017, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 will enter into force in the UK. The act amends the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) to empower the UK High Court, on the application of a UK... Andrew Stephenson 33 9 2017-09-22 United Kingdom Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement
Human Rights Groups Submit Cases to List Persons for Global Magnitsky Act On September 12, 2017, a coalition of international human rights groups submitted a letter to the U.S. Secretaries of State and Treasury, proposing the designation of fifteen persons under the Global... Bruce Zagaris 33 9 2017-09-15 Corruption, Human Rights
U.S. District Court Orders Martinelli Extradited to Panama On August 31, 2017, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres issued a 93-page opinion that ordered former Panamanian President Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal to be extradited Panama. Bruce Zagaris 33 9 2017-09-15 Panama, United States Cybercrime, Extradition
European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Corruption and Human Rights On September 13, 2017, the European Parliament, acting on its own initiative, adopted its resolution on corruption and human rights in third countries. The resolution was approved nearly unanimously... Michael Plachta 33 9 2017-09-15 Azerbaijan, European Union Corruption, Human Rights
Superseding Indictment Charges Former Turkish Minister and others with Evading U.S. Iran Sanctions On September 6, 2017, a superseding indictment was issued against a former Turkish Minister of the Economy, a former general manager of a Turkish government-owned bank, and two other individuals for... Bruce Zagaris 33 9 2017-09-15 Iran, Turkey Economic Sanctions
CIA Torture Psychologists Settle Suit Alleging Torture in U.S. War against Terrorism On August 17, 2107, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced a settlement in a lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA’s program to render detainees... Bruce Zagaris 33 9 2017-09-08 United States Central Intelligence Agency, Counter-terrorism, Human Rights
U.S. Court Upholds Interrogation of Libyan on Ship with Respect to Killing of US Ambassador in Benghazi On August 16, 2017, U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper of the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia issued an opinion that prosecutors can use the statements of Ahmed Abu Khatallah,... Bruce Zagaris 33 9 2017-09-08 Libya, United States Extradition, Interrogation
World Bank Immunities Upheld in Canada, but High Standards Remain for Wiretap Authorizations Increasing global anti-corruption initiatives continue to serve social and economic interests.  This case addresses an interesting legal question about the enforceability of immunities that the World... Peter Bowal and Mark Shehata 33 9 2017-09-08 Canada Warrants, World Bank
The ICC Orders Wide-Ranging Reparations for Destruction of Religious and Cultural Sites in Al Mahdi Case One of the innovative features of the 1988 Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) was that it dealt with the question of reparations to be made to victims and/or members of... Konstantin Magliveras 33 9 2017-09-08 International Criminal Court
Radicalization Awareness Network (RAN) Reports on Treatment of Foreign Terrorist Fighters Returning Home On July 31, 2017, the Radicalization Awareness Network (RAN) published a comprehensive manual for European countries dealing with the return of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). Michael Plachta and Eric Nilsson 33 9 2017-09-01 European Union Counter-terrorism
New York Branch of Pakistan’s Largest Bank Faces $630 million Penalty for Alleged AML Violations On August 24, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that it plans to fine the U.S. branch of the Pakistan-based Habib Bank up to $630 million for a series of anti-money... Zarine Kharazian 33 9 2017-09-01 Pakistan, United States Money Laundering, Terrorism
U.S. Indicts 2 French Bankers for Rigging LIBOR Rates On August 26, 2017, the acting United States Attorney Bridget Rohde of the Eastern District of New York announced the indictment of two French bank managers for participating in a scheme to transmit... Bruce Zagaris 33 9 2017-09-01 France, United States Banking Supervision
Appellate Court Upholds Dismissal of Suit by Sen. Rand Paul to Strike Down FATCA On August 18, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed in a unanimous opinion written by Circuit Judge Danny J. Boggs the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Senator Rand Paul and... Bruce Zagaris 33 9 2017-08-25 Israel, United States Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, U.S. Congress
Review: Criminalized Power Structures:  The Overlooked Enemies of Peace and Combating Criminalized Power Structures: A Toolkit The two volumes discuss criminalized power structures (CPS) that pose obstacles to the success of any peace process undertaken during or after a civil war or other period of intense political... Bruce Zagaris 33 9 2017-08-25 Afghanistan Book Review
Mass Prosecutions and INTERPOL Red Notice Abuse In late November 2013, the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, announced his country’s decision to suspend its bid for membership in the European Union in favor of maintaining trade relations... Yuriy Nemets 33 9 2017-08-25 Turkey, Ukraine INTERPOL, International Organizations
U.S. Treasury Issues Advisory and Geographic Targeting Order as Congress Considers Entity Transparency Bills On August 22, 2017, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the issuance of revised Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the... Bruce Zagaris 33 9 2017-08-25 United States U.S. Congress, U.S. Federal Government
UN Secretary-General Reports on the Scope and Application of Universal Jurisdiction in Criminal Matters On June 22, 2017, United Nations Secretary-General submitted to the General Assembly his report on the scope and application of universal jurisdiction in criminal matters.   Michael Plachta 33 8 2017-08-18 Europe, Germany, Togo Comparative and International Law, Jurisdiction, United Nations

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