Articles

E.g., 2017-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Belgium Rules U.S. Surveillance of SWIFT Data Illegal On September 27, 2006, the Belgium Privacy Commission ruled that U.S. surveillance of transaction data from the Belgium-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) was... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 United States, Europe, Belgium Bank Secrecy, Terrorism, European Union, Privacy
U.S. Court Denies U.K. Bank’s Motion to Dismiss in Terrorism Financing Case On September 27, 2006, U.S. District Judge Charles Sifton denied a motion by NatWest Bank PLC to dismiss claims brought by victims of a Hamas attack that NatWest knowingly provided services to a... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 United States, United Kingdom, Middle East, Palestine Due Diligence, International Organizations, Terrorism
Bank of America Settles Brazilian MSB Cases with NY District Attorney On September 27, 2006, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced an agreement with Bank of America Corporation (BAC) settling two investigations of BAC’s dealings with Brazilian money... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 United States, Brazil, Uruguay Money Laundering
EU Justice and Home Affairs Council Acts on Schengen and Migration Issues On October 5, 2006, the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs Council met to discuss the Schengen Information System II and border control issues ... [more] Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 Europe Immigration, European Union
Appeals Chamber for Rwanda Tribunal Rules Against Transfer to Norway On August 30, 2006, the Appeals Chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda affirmed the Trial Chamber’s denial of the Prosecution’s request to refer the case against Michel Bagaragaza... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 Rwanda, Jurisdiction, War Crimes, Genocide, International Courts
U.S. Cages Tamil Tigers Arms Smuggling Ring Federal officials in Maryland have indicted six suspects in an arms trafficking investigation involving the Indonesian Army and Sri Lankan separatist group the Tamil Tigers. According to the... Jed Borod 22 12 2006-12-01 United States, Indonesia, Sri Lanka Money Laundering, Terrorism, Arms Trafficking
Namibia Court Grants Comverse CEO Bail on U.S. Extradition Request On October 3, 2006, a local magistrate in Namibia authorized a $1.3 million bail for former Comverse Technology chief executive Jacob Alexander, after ruling that the Namibian government had failed... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 United States, Namibia Extradition, White Collar Crime
OECD Claims Member Countries Have Ended Harmful Tax Practices On September 26, 2006, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said that its members have achieved the principal objectives of a longstanding initiative aimed at eliminating harmful... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 World, United States Bank Secrecy, International Organizations, Taxation, Mutual Legal Assistance
Book Review: Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal With the judgment in the Saddam Hussein trial to be issued this month, Carolina Academic Press has published Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal – an extraordinarily... Melissa A. Waters 22 12 2006-12-01 Iraq War Crimes, Genocide
U.S. Amends BIA Policy to Allow Limited Aid to ICC Members At the start of October 2006, Congress passed the Imhofe Amendment, repealing the provisions of the American Servicemembers Protection Act (ASPA) that forbids disbursement of International Military... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 United States Terrorism, Drugs & Trafficking, Mutual Legal Assistance, International Courts
U.S. Enacts Internet Gaming Law Barring Use of Credit Cards In September 2006, Congress enacted legislation cracking down on the use of credit cards and electronic funds transfers for Internet gaming. Conferees included anti-gaming language in the SAFE Port... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 United States International Gaming
U.S. Ratifies CoE Cybercrime Treaty, Coe Accepts Microsoft Donation to Help Implementation On October 2, 2006, the Council of Europe (CoE) announced that the U.S. has completed ratification of the CoE Cybercrime Convention, which will enter into force in the U.S. on January 1, 2007. The U... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 United States, Europe Cybercrime
Canadian Finance Minister Announces AML Initiatives On October 11, 2006, at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary in Vancouver, Canadian Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced that Canada had agreed to serve as the secretariat of the... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 World, Canada Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, International Organizations, Terrorism
FATF Holds Vancouver Plenary, Removes Last Country from NCCT, and Issues Reports on New Payment Technologies and Corporate Vehicles At its October 2006 plenary meeting in Vancouver, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) detailed a number of recent accomplishments, including the removal of the last country from its non-... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 Myanmar Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, International Organizations, Taxation
CITES Standing Committee Struggles with Tiger Trade At an October 2006 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Standing Committee, the group failed to reach an agreement on a U.S.-submitted document discussing... Jed Borod 22 12 2006-12-01 United States, China, India Customs Enforcement, Environment, International Organizations, Endangered Species
U.S. Detention Policy Post Hamdan: Interesting Times Lie Ahead With the announcement on September 6, 2006, that fourteen "high value" detainees had been held in secret prisons and would be transferred to Guantanamo for trial by military commission, Congress was... James P. Taylor 22 12 2006-12-01 United States Human Rights, National Security, Terrorism
Tampa Jury Finds Accused Colombian Drug Lord Guilty of Cocaine Trafficking On October 25, 2006, at the conclusion of a three-month trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court in Tampa found Joaquin Mario Valencia-Trujillo guilty after three days of deliberations. During the... Bruce Zagaris 22 12 2006-12-01 United States, Colombia Drugs & Trafficking