E.g., 2017-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
IMF Creates New Unit for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing On April 25, 2003, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that effective May 1, 2004, it established the Monetary and Financial Systems Department to indicate the reorganization of the... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 World, United States Money Laundering, International Organizations, Terrorism
Two Class Actions Against 34 Multinational Companies Claim Damages for Apartheid Support Two class action suits were brought on behalf of tens of thousands of victims of apartheid against 34 multinational companies and banks in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 World, South Africa Alien Tort Claims Act
Trial Court Dismisses and Vacates Libyan Award On April 2, 2003, the United States Court of Appeals reversed a default judgment in favor of a U.S. national against the Libyan Government for a torture claim and vacated and remanded as o the... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 United States, Human Rights, Immunity
U.S. Amicus Brief in UNOCAL Case Urges Restricting Alien Tort Claims Act On May 8, 2003, the United States Department of Justice filed an amicus curiae brief in the Unocal Corporation case in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, urging the appellate... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, Human Rights, Alien Tort Claims Act
Asian Development Bank Approves New Anti-Money Laundering Policy On April 1, 2003, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a policy to increase anti-money laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorism Financial (CTF) enforcement efforts in the Asian and Pacific region... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 Asia Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, International Organizations, Terrorism
ICJ Hold Hearings on Provisional Measure Request by Congo Against French On April 29, 2003, the International Court of Justice concluded two days of hearings on the request by The Republic of the Congo for the indication of a provisional measure in the case concerning... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 United States, France, Belgium, Congo Human Rights, International Courts
Federal Justice Will Have Courts For Crimes of Money Laundering The work developed by the Mixed Commission of Fight against Crimes of Money Laundering, of the Federal Justice Council (CJF) has already begun to produce results. According to the announcement made... Jorge Nemr 19 7 2003-07-01 Brazil Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, Taxation
U.S. Concludes Art. 98 Agreement with Albania and Presses Macedonia On May 2, 2003, the U.S. Government announced the conclusion of an Article 98 agreement with Albania that exempts U.S. nationals from prosecution by the International Criminal Court. Meanwhile, the U... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 United States, Albania, Macedonia Immunity, Law of War, International Courts
FATF Gatekeepers Likely to Settle on a Modified Swiss Version of the Law The Financial Action Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering (FATF) is continuing to prepare its revision of the Forty Recommendations. One of the areas it will address are the gatekeeper requirements... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 Switzerland Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, International Organizations
Belgian Legislator Files War Crimes Compliant Against U.S. General for Iraq Injuries On May 14, 2003, the media reported that a Belgian legislator filed a lawsuit on behalf of 19 mostly Iraqi plaintiffs, charging U.S. General Tommy R. Franks, the commander of U.S. troops in Iraq,... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 United States, Belgium, Iraq Law of War
Brazil Inquiry on Tax Corruption and Money Laundering Crimes According to an article published by the paper O ESTADO DE SAO PAULO on May 12, 2003, the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee (CPI) of the Tax Agents of Rio de Janeiro, conducted by the Legislative... Jorge Nemr 19 7 2003-07-01 United States, Brazil, Switzerland Money Laundering, Corruption, Taxation
U.S. Ready to Try Guantanamo Detainees On May 2, 2003, U.S. military officials announced their readiness to try Guantanamo Bay detainees once President George Bush approves. Meanwhile, foreign governments and human rights groups have... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 World, United States, Iraq, Afghanistan Human Rights, Law of War, National Security
International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Progresses Former Bosnia Serb Commander Nikolic Pleads tp Srebrenica Crimes. On May 6, 2003, Momir Nikiolic, a former Bosnian Serb commander, agreed to plead g to crimes against humanity in the massacre of... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 United States, Balkans Law of War
IRS Claims Success for Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative Within days after the April 15, 2003 deadline for taxpayers to apply for relief under the Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative (OVCI), the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) announced that more than... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 United States Taxation, Fraud
European Justice and Home Affairs Meet and Act On April 25-26, 2002, the European Union’s Justice, Home Affairs and Civil Protection ministers held their 2423rd Council meeting under the Spanish presidency. The Council adopted conclusions with... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 Canada, United States, Europe Human Trafficking, International Organizations, Immigration
OECD Removes Vanuatu From Blacklist On May 20, 2003, the OECD announced that Vanuatu had made a commitment to improve the transparency of its tax and regulatory systems and establish effective exchange tax information with OECD’s list... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 World International Organizations, Taxation, European Union
UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on Small Arms, Light Weapons & Mercenary Activities in West Africa On March 18, 2003, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1467 with recommendations to stop the escalating conflict in West Africa due the illicit trafficking in small arms and light... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 World, United States, Africa Transfer of Prisoners, United Nations, Arms Trafficking
Tobacco Smuggling Lawsuits Continue as WHO Convention is Approved Governments around the responded to rising concerns regarding smoking and health by increasing cigarette tax rates. Cigarettes are one of the most heavily taxed goods and as a result cigarettes are... Michelle Grant 19 7 2003-07-01 World Customs Enforcement
Australian High Court Affirms Discretion of Requesting State to Request Extradition On March 4, 2003, the High Court of Australia affirmed the validity of the Attorney General of Australia’s request to extradite Antony Gordon Oates, a director of a company based in Australia in 1995... Bruce Zagaris 19 7 2003-07-01 Poland, Australia Extradition, Fraud
Swiss Government Requests Information on Rio de Janeiro Fiscal Agents The Swiss Public Prosecution has sent a rotatory letter to Brazil requesting information on the investigations being carried out by Brazilian authorities against the former sub-secretary of the Tax... Jorge Nemr 19 7 2003-07-01 Brazil, Switzerland Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, Taxation