Articles

E.g., 2017-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Detention Policies Face Continued Criticism and Legal Challenges In September 2005, the U.S. government policies on detainees in the war on terrorism continued to generate litigation and controversy. On September 8, 2005, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 United States Human Rights, Law of War, National Security, Prisoner Rights
Secretary Rumsfeld Approves Changes in Military Commission Procedures On August 31, 2005, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld approved changes to improve military commission procedures. The changes resulted from a review of commission procedures, including lessons... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 United States Human Rights, Law of War, Prisoner Rights
European Court of Human Rights Holds France Violates Slavery Law On July 26, 2005, the European Court of Human Rights held that, in the context of a Togolese national, France had violated its obligations under Article 4 (prohibition of slavery and forced labor) of... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 France, Togo Human Rights, Human Trafficking, International Courts
Petition to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Alleges Police Torture in Illinois On August 30, 2005, the media reported that a group of 46 human rights organizations, lawyers and community activists have petitioned the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to investigate... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 United States Human Rights, International Courts, Prisoner Rights
NGO Publishes Study on National Tax Blacklists On September 19, 2005, during a symposium of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in London, England, Jason Sharman, Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, and... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 World International Organizations, Taxation
EU Issues Draft Recommendations on Code of Conduct for NPOs On July 22, 2005, the European Commission Directorate-General on Justice, Freedom and Security issued draft recommendations to strengthen donor integrity and confidence and raise standards of... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 Europe Money Laundering, Due Diligence, European Union
U.S. Court Upholds Partial Victory for Colombian Defendant On September 12, 2005, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich issued an opinion affirming the Report and Recommendation entered on June 23, 2005, by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Jenkins in the case... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 United States, Colombia Extradition, Jurisdiction, Drugs & Trafficking
U.K. Attempts MOUs with Middle East Countries on Terrorist Deportations On August 10, 2005, the United Kingdom concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Jordan on returning suspected terrorists but has encountered problems in negotiations with Algeria and Egypt... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 United Kingdom, Egypt, Jordan, Algeria Extradition, Jurisdiction, Terrorism
UN Convention Against Corruption to Take Effect in 90 Days On September 15, 2005, the United Nations announced that the UN Convention against Corruption received the 30th ratification it requires to take effect as Ecuador deposited its ratification during... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 World, Iraq Corruption, International Organizations, United Nations
British Arrest Nigerian State Governor, Seize ?1 On September 15, 2005, a Scotland Yard team arrested Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the governor of the oil rich southern state of Beylsa in Nigeria when he arrived at Heathrow airport. British police... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 United Kingdom, Nigeria Money Laundering, Corruption
Switzerland Returns Another $290 Million of Abacha Assets to Nigeria On September 9, 2005, the Swiss government announced that it would return $290 million of forfeited funds deposited in Switzerland by former dictator Sani Abacha and his agents to Nigeria. After... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 Switzerland, Nigeria Corruption, Bank Secrecy
UN Oil-for-Food Inquiry Finds Widespread Failures On September 7, 2005, the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program issued its fourth report of 847 pages on the management and oversight of the "temporary" Oil for... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 World, Iraq Corruption, International Organizations, United Nations, Fraud
Nigerian Financial Crimes Commission Investigates Nigerian President On September 2, 2005, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission announced that it will investigate Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo for several cases of alleged corruption and for operating an... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 Nigeria Corruption, Fraud
EU Commission Issues Proposed Data Retention Directive On July 27, 2005, the European Commission issued a draft directive on data retention requiring all fixed and mobile telephony traffic and location data from private and legal persons be stored for... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 Europe European Union, Privacy, Economic Integration
U.S. Appellate Court Rules U.S. Can Detain Citizens Without Charges under War Power On September 8, 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued an opinion holding that the U.S. President can use his power as commander-in-chief to indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen... Bruce Zagaris 21 11 2005-11-01 United States Human Rights, Law of War, National Security, Prisoner Rights