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Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
Britain Arrests Russian Tycoon on Fraud Charges On March 25, 2003, the British police announced they had arrested Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky on an extradition warrant arising from charges brought by the Russian Government. According to a... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 United Kingdom, Russia Corruption, Extradition, Fraud
U.S. Offers $300,000 Reward and Visa for U.S. Persons Kidnaped in Colombia On March 18, 2003, the U.S. Department of Defense announced it is offering a reward of $338,000 and a U.S. visa for information leading to the rescue of three U.S. Government contractors the... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 United States, Colombia Terrorism, Kidnaping
U.S. Indicts 12 Persons in Heroin Ring from Afghanistan and Pakistan On April 3, 2003, U.S. prosecutors announced an indictment against a group of persons that sent hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of heroin from Afghanistan and Pakistan, hidden in the seams of... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 United States, Afghanistan, Pakistan Extradition, Drugs & Trafficking, Organized Crime
The Possible Amendments to the Brazilian Law Against Money Laundering It is estimated that Brazil incurs a yearly loss of approximately U.S. $3.5 billion on account of money laundering. In order to bring up to date the fight against this type of crime in Brazil, the... Jorge Nemr 19 6 2003-06-01 United States, Caribbean, Brazil, Europe Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy
Canada Repeals Money Laundering Regulations for Lawyers While FATF Prepares New Recommendations On March 25, 2003, the Canadian Federal Government announced the tabling of regulations exempting lawyers from the regime of mandatory “suspicious transactions” reporting that it had imposed on... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 Canada Money Laundering, Terrorism
European Union Proposes to Creates European Network and Information Security Agency On February 10, 2003, the European Commission proposed a Regulation establishing a European Network and Information Security Agency. The Agency’s goal to serve as a center of competence so that both... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 Europe Cybercrime, European Union
Belgian Court Convicts Foreign Gang of Trafficking in Human Beings In the last week of March, a Belgian court in Bruges convicted seven of trafficking in human beings in connections with an incident in December 2001, in which the group sent thirteen stowaways in a... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 United Kingdom, Belgium, Africa, Turkey, Ireland Human Trafficking, Organized Crime
Cayman Gains Partial Victory Against European Union on Savings Tax At the end of March 2003, the Cayman Islands Government announced that the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) Court of First Instance (CFI), although dismissing the Cayman Island’s application for the... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 Caribbean, Europe, United Kingdom, Cayman Islands Bank Secrecy, Taxation, European Union, Privacy
WTO Members Approve Waiver for Kimberly Process on “Blood Diamonds” On Feruary 26, 2003, World Trade Organization members approved in principle a waiver from WTO rules for an international accord directed at eliminating trade in “conflict” or “blood” diamonds. On... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 World, Africa Customs Enforcement, Environment, International Organizations, Trade Enforcement, United Nations
EU Commission Adopts Requirements for Procedural Safeguards for Suspects and Defendants in Criminal Proceedings On February 19, 2003, the European Commission adopted a “green paper on procedural safeguards for suspects and defendants in criminal proceedings throughout the European Union.” It has decided to... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 Europe Human Rights, European Union
U.S. Invasion of Iraq Raises Many Legal Issues The U.S. invasion of Iraq has raised many legal issues that this article will only spot. Both Iraq and the U.S. are states-parties to all four Geneva Conventions (GC) of 1949 and are bound as such... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 United States, Iraq Law of War
The Burberry Case: Criminal Prosecutions of Trademark Infringement in Spain In Spain, trademark infringement is estimated to result in a significant loss of sales and damage to the good will of apparel companies, including famous companies such as Burberry, Nike, Adidas,... Elizabeth Boburg 19 6 2003-06-01 United States, Spain, Portugal Counterfeiting, Customs Enforcement, Intellectual Property, Trade Enforcement
Iraqi Victims Sue U.S. Leaders for Alleged Atrocities in Gulf War of 1991 As Belgium Parliament Amends War-Crimes Law On March 18, 2003, victims of alleged atrocities in connection with the bombing of a civilian shelter in Baghdad that killed 403 in the Gulf War of 1991 filed an action in Belgium, charging George... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 United States, Belgium, Iraq Human Rights, Jurisdiction, Law of War, War Crimes
Spain Sends the Case Brought Against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the International Criminal Court Judge Ferando Andreu of the Audiencia Nacional, Spain’s national court with jurisdiction over certain types of criminal matters, decided in late March to defer prosecution of the case brought against... Elizabeth Borburg 19 6 2002-06-01 Venezuela, Spain, Cuba Torture, International Courts
What is the Legal Fight Against Terrorism?: The Case of Ocalan v. Turkey Decided by the European Court for Human Rights This case involves the capture and arrest of the former leader of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), Mr. Ocalan, by Turkish officials in Kenya in February 1999. Mr. Ocalan was prosecuted for carrying... Florian Hauswiesner 19 6 2003-06-01 Europe, Turkey, Kenya Human Rights, Terrorism
U.S. Notes Appeal of Padilla Order Allowing Detainee Access to Counsel On March 25, 2003, the U.S. Government notified Judge Michael B. Mukasey, U.S. District Court in New York City that it will seek an expedited appeal of his order permitting Jose Padilla to meet with... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 United States Human Rights, Law of War, National Security, Terrorism, Prisoner Rights
EU and US Reach Interim Agreement on Airline Passenger Data Collection On March 4, 2003, the European Commission and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office agreed to some additional promises on an interim February 18, 2003 joint statement permitting... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 United States, Europe, Greece Terrorism, European Union, Mutual Legal Assistance, Privacy
UK Arrests Iraqi Billionaire on French Extradition Warrant on Fraud Charges On April 2, 2003, the British Government announced the arrest on a French extradition warrant of Nadhim Acuchi, 65, an Iraqi billionaire, to testify in a corruption and embezzlement trail involving... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 United States, France, United Kingdom, Iraq Corruption, Extradition, European Union, Fraud
NAFT Countries Cooperate Against Transnational Fraud in Cancer Treatment On February 6, 2003, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in a law enforcement actions coordinated with the U.S. partners in NAFTA, Canada and Mexico, brought a complaint against Canadian and... Bruce Zagaris 19 6 2003-06-01 Canada, United States, Mexico Mutual Legal Assistance, Fraud