Articles

E.g., 2018-01
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Does the Rohingya Tragedy Amount to International Crime – and Who Cares? On January 11, 2018, a European Union delegation in Myanmar urged the government to launch a thorough and credible investigation into violence against Rohingyas in the western Rakhine State. The... Michael Plachta 34 1 2018-01-19 Myanmar Crimes against Humanity
Motion Challenges Indefinite Detention of 11 Guantanamo Detainees for 16 Years Without Charges or Trial On January 11, 2018, on the 16th anniversary of the Guantánamo prison’s opening, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Reprieve, and co-counsel filed a motion on behalf of 11 men held at the... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-19 United States Counter-terrorism, Detention
Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship and Britain Denies Request for Diplomatic Status On January 11, 2018, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced that Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange naturalization on December 12, 2017.[1]  On December 20, 2017,... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-19 Ecuador Asylum, Mutual Legal Assistance
Reconciling the Bail Reform Act and Immigration Authority under Trump Executive Orders On October 16, 2017, customs agents in John F. Kennedy International Airport arrested Keston Lett, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, after they discovered he was carrying more than two kilos of... Rebecca Krishnan-Ayer 34 1 2018-01-19 United States Human Rights, Immigration
U.S. Jury Convicts Turkish Banker of Conspiring to Evade Iran Sanctions On January 3, 2018, a jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York found Mehmet Hakan Atilla guilty of conspiring with others, including Reza Zarrab, who already... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-12 Turkey, United States Economic Sanctions
First Major Worksite Enforcement Action of 2018 Targets 100 7-Eleven Stores Nationwide in a Sign of What Business Can Expect under the Trump Administration On January 10 Department of Homeland Security agents raided 100 7-Eleven stores nationwide as part of an effort to ensure employees’ legal work authorization in the United States. This week’s raids... Montserrat C. Miller 34 1 2018-01-12 United States Immigration, U.S. Federal Government
Denmark Detained Russian Asylum Applicant on Interpol Red Notice On November 21, 2017, Danish authorities detained Alexander Panesh, who is an attorney for Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, as Panesh was en route from France to Lithuania... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-12 Denmark, Russia Detention
The 2nd Kroll Report on the Moldovan Bank Scandal and the Role of Scottish Limited Partnerships in Money Laundering On December 22, U.S. private investigative firm Kroll published its second report on the 2014 Moldovan bank fraud scandal. This article provides background on the scandal, as well as commentary on... Zarine Kharazian 34 1 2018-01-12 Money Laundering, Offshore Banking
OECD Global Forum on Tax Transparency Highlights Enforcement Initiatives in Annual Report On December 20, 2017, the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (hereafter the “Global Forum”), which consists of 147 members and 17 observers, issued its... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-12 OECD Financial Enforcement, Tax Enforcement
On The Legacy of the 16th Session of the ICC Assembly of States Parties The 16th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP or Assembly) to the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) was held from December 4 to December 14, 2017 in New York. The... Michael Plachta 34 1 2018-01-12 International Criminal Court
UN Security Council Adopts Two Resolutions on Counter-Terrorism On December 21, 2017, the United Nations Security Council adopted two resolutions addressing various aspects of counter-terrorism. The first resolution concerns foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs)... 2018-01-12 Counter-terrorism
Swiss Regulator Criticizes JP Morgan for Action in 1MDB Case On December 21, 2017, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) finished enforcement proceedings by concluding that the bank seriously violated anti-money laundering regulations by... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-05 Malaysia, Switzerland Money Laundering
Singapore-Based Company Agrees to Joint Criminal Settlement with 3 Countries On December 22, 2017, Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (KOM), a company based in Singapore that operates shipyards and repairs and upgrades shipping vessels, and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary,... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-05 Singapore Bribery
U.S. Court Orders Legal Access for U.S. Detainee On December 23, 2017, U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia issued an opinion, ruling that a U.S. citizen detained as an “enemy combatant” has... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-05 Syria, United States Human Rights, Terrorism
U.S. President Issues Executive Order Listing 13 Persons on the Global Magnitsky Sanctions On December 20, 2017, United States President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order, designating 13 persons under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (the Act), the International... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-05 United States Sanctions
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Criticizes Iraq Mass Executions and Other Abuses On December 15, 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHRC) and human rights non-government organizations criticized international human rights abuses in Iraq. The UNHRC said... Bruce Zagaris and Zarine Kharazian 33 12 2017-12-29 Crimes against Humanity
Council of Europe Experiences Difficulties in Amending its Convention on the Processing of Personal Data At its sitting held on November 24, 2017, the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), adopted its Opinion 296 (2017) on the Draft Protocol... Michael Plachta 33 12 2017-12-29 European Union, Europe Data Privacy
Congressional Hearings on Legislative Proposals to Counter Terrorism and Illicit Finance This article covers two recent congressional hearings on various legislative proposals to counter terrorism and illicit finance: ·         November 29, 2017: The House Financial Institutions and... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-29 United States Counter-terrorism
A Look at the Amicus Briefs in United States v. Microsoft Corp On December 13, 2017, amici curiae filed briefs in the United States v. Microsoft Corp case set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2017-2018 term. The case concerns the U.S. Justice... Zarine Kharazian 33 12 2017-12-22 Ireland, United States Data Privacy, European Union
ICC Assembly of States Parties Activates the Court’s Jurisdiction over the Crime of Aggression The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (“the Assembly” or “ASP”) held its sixteenth session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from... Michael Plachta 33 12 2017-12-22 Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, International Cooperation, International Criminal Court

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