Articles

E.g., 2017-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Charity Moves for Preliminary Injunction On April 4, 2002, the attorneys for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLFRD) filed a motion and papers in support of a request for preliminary injunction and relief in its case... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 United States, Turkey Terrorism, Asset Forfeiture
Spanish Judge opens Criminal Investigation of Offshore Accounts On April 9, 2002, the media reported that Judge Baltasar Garzon, Spain’s best known criminal judge, had started an investigation into secret funds held offshore by senior executives at Banco Bilbao... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 Spain, Argentina Money Laundering, Corruption
G-7 Countries Jointly Freeze Assets of 10 Persons On April 19, 2002, the Group of Seven countries announced they had jointly identified 10 persons and entities whose funds they would freeze due to suspected terrorist connections. 8 of the 9 persons... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 World, Middle East, Egypt Economic Sanctions, Terrorism, Asset Forfeiture
OECD Releases List of Uncooperative Havens, a Model TIEA, and Threatens to Deal with Abstainers On April 18, 2002, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development released a package of information on the status of its harmful tax practices, including a model tax information exchange... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 World Bank Secrecy, International Organizations, Taxation
U.S. Congress Focuses on Offshore Abusive Tax Schemes On April 11, 2002, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to discuss the Internal Revenue Service’s efforts to identify and combat actively promoted tax schemes, including the offshore ones.... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 United States, Caribbean, Bahamas, Antigua & Barbuda, Cayman Islands Bank Secrecy, Taxation
British Court Denies U.S. Extradition Request on Algerian Pilot in Alleged Terrorism Conspiracy On April 24, 2002, British Judge Timothy Workman denied a United States extradition request for Lotfi Raissi because of insufficient evidence to support the conspiracy charges. Upon his arrest on... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 United States, United Kingdom, Algeria Extradition, Terrorism
Know Your Customer/Risk Management Procedures Against Terrorist Cross-Border Finances: Lessons From Russia-Chechen Conflict The political contradiction of “one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist” is very much evident in the international terrorism aspect of Russia-Chechen conflict. While the U.S.... Timur Sunraya & Mikhail Mariah 18 6 2002-06-01 Russia Due Diligence, Terrorism
Swiss Banks Agree to Return $ 1 Billion to Nigeria in Settlement of Abacha Corruption On April 17, 2002, the media reported a settlement between the family of the late dictator Sani Abacha and the Swiss Government, whereby the Swiss Government agreed to return $ 1 billion to Nigerian... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 Switzerland, Nigeria Corruption, Fraud, Asset Forfeiture
Amnesty International Report Criticizes Detention Policy on Counter Terrorism War On April 14, 2002, Amnesty International released a 63-page report entitled “Memorandum to the U.S. Government on the Rights of People in U.S. Custody in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay,” which in... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 United States Human Rights, Law of War, National Security, Terrorism, Prisoner Rights
British Home Office Rejects Foreign Requests to Question Kissinger On the eve of his visit to England for a meeting on April 24, 2002, the British Home (Affairs) Office rejected requests to ask questions of the former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger.... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 United States, Latin America and South America, France, United Kingdom Terrorism, European Union
Yugoslavia Allows Extradition of War Crimes Suspects On April 11, 2002, under international pressure, Yugoslavia’s parliament enacted a new law permitting extradition of war crimes suspects to the International Tribunal for War Crimes in the Former... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 Balkans Extradition, Human Rights, Law of War, War Crimes, International Courts
U.S. District Court Dismisses Corruption Prosecution By Narrow Application of U.S. Law On April 16, 2002, U.S. District Court Judge David Hittner of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division delivered a bow to the U.S. Government by narrowing the... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 United States, Indonesia, Haiti Corruption, Jurisdiction
ICC Reaches Ratification Number and Will Come into Effect On April 11, 2002, delegates from 10 countries deposited instruments of ratification, bringing to 66 the number of countries that have done so. Because a minimum of 60 ratifications is required to... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 World, United States Immunity, Jurisdiction, United Nations, International Courts
European Union Agrees to Cooperate with the U.S. On April 26, European Union justice and home affairs minister approved conditions to negotiate judicial and extradition cooperation agreements with the U.S. The agreements are specially designed to... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 United States, Europe, Germany Terrorism, European Union, Mutual Legal Assistance
U.S. Court Dismisses Victims’ Claims of U.S. Embassy Takeover in Iran and Second Court Awards A $ 21 Million against Iran for 1985 TWA Hijacking On April 18, 2002, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued an order vacating the default judgment on liability in favor of plaintiffs’ victims of the U.S. Embassy’s takeover in Iran in... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 United States, Iran Terrorism, Alien Tort Claims Act
European Union Adopts Joint Action on Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina On March 11, 2002, the European Union’s Council adopted a joint action on the creation of the European Union Police Mission (EUPM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Prior to the joint action, February 18,... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 Europe, Balkans Administration of Justice, International Organizations, European Union, United Nations
Dutch Government Resigns After Critical Report on Srebrencia On April 17, 2002, the Dutch Government resigned in response to a stinging report on the killing of 7,000 Bosnian Muslims taken by Bosnian Serbs from the U.N.-designated “safe area” of Srebrenica and... Bruce Zagaris 18 6 2002-06-01 Europe, Balkans, Netherlands European Union, War Crimes, Genocide