E.g., 2024-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort descending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
Interpol Issues International Arrest Warrant for Fujmori On March 8, 2003, the media reported Interpol as reissued an international arrest warrant charging Alberto Fujimori, Peru’s former president, with murder after the Peruvian Government transmitted... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 Peru, Japan Extradition, International Organizations
Serb Leader’s Assassination Setbacks ICTY as Plasvic is Sentenced On March 12, the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic represented a setback to the operations of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Meanwhile, on... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 Balkans Human Rights, Law of War, War Crimes, Genocide, International Courts
Rwanda Arrests and Surrenders to U.S. 3 Rwandans Charged with Political Killing of 2 Americans On March 1, 2003, the Rwanda and U.S. Governments cooperated in the arrest and surrender to U.S. authorities of three nationals charged with murder, conspiracy and other crimes in a politically... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Rwanda, New Zealand Extradition, Transfer of Prisoners, Genocide
Sierra Leone Tribunal Starts Proceedings On March 15, 2003, Foday Sankoh, formerly an army corporal who commanded the Revolutionary United Front that rebelled in a civil war in 1991, was brought before the Ad Hoc Tribunal for Sierra Leone... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 Sierra Leone Law of War, United Nations, War Crimes
Switzerland Arrests Brazilian Suspect of Draining U.S. $242 Million from Banco Noroeste The draining of approximately U.S. $242 million from the Brazilian Bank Noroeste was discovered in 1998 after its sale to the Spanish group Santander. According to the current controlling group, the... Jorge Nemr 19 5 2003-05-01 United States, Brazil, Switzerland, Cayman Islands Money Laundering, Extradition, International Organizations, Fraud
International Criminal Court Opens for Business On March 11, 2003, the International Criminal Court held its opening session as the world’s first permanent tribunal to try war crimes. During the opening sessions the ICC’s 18 judges were sworn in... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 World, United States International Organizations, Jurisdiction, United Nations, International Courts
Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism Increases Cooperation The Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism has taken various measures to implement counter-terrorism cooperation. The Organization of American States (OSA) Permanent Council Resolution 837,... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 North America, Latin America and South America, Colombia International Organizations, Terrorism, Drugs & Trafficking, Organized Crime
EU Justice and Home Affairs Meet On February 27-28, 2003 the European Union’s Justice & Home Affairs Council held its 2489th meeting and continued of make progress towards new mutual assistance and harmonization of criminal... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 Europe European Union
U.S. Creates Office for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (EOTF/FC) On March 3, 2003, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow announced the creation of a new Executive Office for Terrorist Financial Crimes (EOTC/FC) reporting directly to the Deputy Secretary. The Office... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 United States Money Laundering, Terrorism
U.S. Meeting on Enforcement Laws Against Trafficking of Humans On February 23-26, 2003, the U.S. Government hosted a meeting of countries and experts involving implementing the law prohibiting the international trafficking of human beings. One goal is to... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 United States, Asia, Europe Administration of Justice, Human Trafficking, International Organizations
Swiss Delegation Visits Brazil to Reinforce International Cooperation In February 2003, the General Attorney of Switzerland, Valentin Roschacher, visit Brazil, accompanied by a delegation composed of members of the Public Prosecution and of the Federal Judiciary Police... Jorge Nemr 19 5 2003-05-01 United States, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Switzerland Money Laundering, Corruption, Drugs & Trafficking, Mutual Legal Assistance, Organized Crime
Appellate Court Denies Access to Courts and Lawyers for Guantanamo Detainees On March 11, 2003, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously upheld the decision that the 650 suspected terrorists and Taliban members held at a U.S. naval base in... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 United States Human Rights, National Security, Terrorism, Prisoner Rights
U.S. District Court Reiterates U.S. Terror Suspect’s Right to Counsel On March 11, 2003, U.S. District Judge Michael B. Mukasey affirmed a prior order that Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen accused of conspiring with the al Qaeda terrorist network to detonate a radioactive... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 United States, Pakistan Human Rights, Terrorism, Prisoner Rights
British Appellate Court Rejects Claim from British Detainee in Guantanamo On November 6, 2002, a British appellate court upheld a decision by a lower court refusing the application for permission to seek judicial review to compel the Foreign Office to make representations... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 United States, United Kingdom Human Rights, National Security, Terrorism, Prisoner Rights
EU Council Takes Framework Decision on the Protection of the Environment Through Criminal Law On January 27, 2003, the European Council adopted a Framework Decision providing for the protection of the environment through criminal law. The preface to the framework decision explains that the... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 Europe Environment, European Union, Endangered Species
Brazilian Federal Police and the FBI Investigative Branch of Banestado in New York Edition No. 1744 of the weekly magazine “ISTOE” published in the first week of March that the Brazilian Federal Police and the FBI entered into an agreement to investigate the money which transited... Jorge Nemr 19 5 2003-05-01 United States, Brazil Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, Taxation
Canada Charges R.J. Reynolds Group with Smuggling and Excise Tax Fraud On February 28, 2003, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) filed criminal charges against R.J. Reynolds and its affiliates, charging them excise tax evasion in the amount of more than $1.2... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 Canada, United States, Europe, Switzerland Customs Enforcement, Taxation, Trade Enforcement, European Union, Fraud
U.S. Clarifies Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative On March 17, 2003, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided new information to clarity its Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative (OVCI), including the relevance of international cooperation... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 United States Taxation
Cayman Attorney General Resigns Under Pressure from the Government On March 7, 2003, the tax media reported that the Attorney General of the Cayman Islands, David Ballantyne, has tendered his resignation, effective March 15. After a no-confidence motion against the... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 United States, Europe, United Kingdom, Cayman Islands Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy
U.S. Court Orders Enforcement of Tax Lien for Canadian Tax Liability On February 24, 2003, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion holding that the IRS did not abuse its discretion in denying a Canadian taxpayer’s request to set... Bruce Zagaris 19 5 2003-05-01 Canada, United States Taxation