E.g., 2018-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
British Magistrate Orders Saudi Extradited to U.S. on Embassy Bombings (VA) On September 9, 1999, a British magistrate ordered Khalid Fawwaz, a Saudi Arabian national committed for extradition to the U.S., to stand charges of conspiracy in two U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 United States, United Kingdom Terrorism
EU Council Adopts Resolution to Cooperate on Crimes During International Football Matches (VIA) On June 21, 1999, the Council of the European Union adopted a resolution to provide for a handbook on international police cooperation and measures to prevent and control violence and disturbances... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 Europe Enforcement of International Sports Law
U.S. Doubles Its Nautical Contiguous Zone (VIIA) On September 1, 1999, President Bill Clinton issued an executive order, doubling from 12 to 24 nautical miles its contiguous zone, in which the Coast Guard and Federal law-enforcement agencies can... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 United States Jurisdiction
Spain Rejects Chilean Request to Arbitrate Pinochet Case as Pinchet Seeks Access to Spanish Documents (VIIIA) On August 9, 1999, the media reported that Chilean Government requested that Spain start bilateral arbitration to determine whether a Spanish court has the right to try former Chilean dictator... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 Spain, Chile Human Rights
Trafficking in Endangered Species in Brazil (IXA) Renctas, the a joint venture between non-governmental organization and the government in Brazil, is taking a lead role in helping the Brazilian Government try to combat the growing illegal trade,... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 Brazil Environment
International Money Laundering Investigations of Russians to Come to the Fore (IA) The revelation of a major investigation of the Bank of New York on August 17, 1999 has spotlighted large international money laundering investigations by several countries involving prominent Russian... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 United States, United Kingdom, Russia Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy
Wave of Illegal Chinese Aliens Raises Specter of Migration Enforcement (XA) Dramatic discoveries of new waves of Chinese migrants trying to enter Western Hemisphere countries and allegations of illegal granting of visas to Chinese migrants in Panama have focused attention on... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 World Immigration
European Commission Proposes Extension of Anti-Laundering Directive (IB) On July 14, 1999, the European Commission promulgated a proposal to update and extend a 1991 Directive to combat money laundering....[more] Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 Europe Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy
Ratification of International Criminal Court Gains Momentum (XIA) One year after the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), prospects of its ratification seem positive. Eighty-three countries have signed the Rome... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 World International Courts
European Investigations of Russian Payments Calls Attention to Alleged Bribes and Money Laundering (IC) During August and September 1999, Swiss, French, English, Austrian, and German authorities announced investigations concerning alleged bribe payments and money laundering involving high-level... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 Europe, Russia Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy
Austrian Police Arrest Bosnian Serb General and Croatia Agrees to Extradite National (XIIA) In August 25, 1999, Gen. Momir Talic, the army Chief of Staff of Bosnia’s Serb Republic, was arrested in Vienna, Austria by Austrian police acting at the request of the ICTY. Talic was brought to a... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia Law of War
Cuba Tentatively Accepts US Requests to Improve Counternarcotics Cooperation (IIA) On August 18, 1999, the media reported that U.S. and Cuba sources revealed Cuba’s tentative acceptance of two U.S. requests to strengthen Counternarcotics cooperation...[more] Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 United States, Cuba Drugs & Trafficking
ICJ Considers New Cases on War Crimes (XIIB) The International Court of Justice has received new cases concerning “ethnic cleansing”, aggression, and other conduct concerning the law of war...[more] Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 World Law of War
Senator Kerry Calls for Hearings on International Aspects of Money Laundering and Financial Crimes In a press release and letter of September 10, 1999, Senate Banking Committee member John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) urged Chairman Phil Gramm (R-Texas) to hold hearings in response to allegations that the... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 United States Money Laundering
Kosovo War Crimes Suspects Arrested and UN Tries to Start Police Force (XIIC) A couple of months after the cease-fire in Kosovo, investigations into war crimes are already producing arrests and the United Nations is trying to establish a police force to bring law and order to... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 Europe, Law of War
U.S. Brings Narcotics and Money Laundering Charges Against Former Mexican Deputy Attorney General, Who In Turns Commits Suicide (IIB) On August 27, 1999, the United States announced that on August 23, 1999, it unsealed a 25-count indictment by a Houston grand jury against Mario Ruiz Massieu, a former deputy Attorney General in... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 United States, Mexico Drugs & Trafficking
Claims for Holocaust Compensation Take Twists and Turns (XIID) As the claims and litigation for damages to Holocaust victims increase, the proliferation of cases in different jurisdictions is giving rise to overlapping and conflicting claims, and making... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 United States, Germany Law of War, War Crimes
Antigua Government Opens Dialogue with the OECD (IIIA) On August 26, 1999, the media reported that Antigua and Barbuda have opened a dialogue with officials of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the “harmful tax... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 Antigua & Barbuda Taxation
U.N. Human Rights Body Orders Japan to Compensate World War II Sex Slaves While New Class Action Brought against Japanese Companies in New Mexico by U.S. War Slave Laborers (XIIE) On August 26, 1999, the United Nations Subcommission on Human Rights rejected Japan’s reasons for denying government compensation to women pressed into service as sex slaves for the Japanese military... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 World Law of War, War Crimes, Sex Crimes
Germany Arrests Alleged Insurance Swindler on U.S. Extradition Request (IVA) On September 4, 1999, German police authorities arrested Martin Frankel, the U.S. money manager accused of swindling U.S. insurance companies out of hundreds of millions of dollars, in response to a... Bruce Zagaris 15 10 1999-10-01 Germany Extradition