Articles

E.g., 2017-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
FATF Issues Typology Report on Misuse of Corporate Vehicles On October 13, 2006, the Financial Action Task Force released a new typology report, The Misuse of Corporate Vehicles, Including Trust and Company Service Providers. The report, which seeks to... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 World Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, Due Diligence, International Organizations, Privacy
Russia and U.K. Sign Agreement to Facilitate Extradition On November 22, 2006, the media reported that Ken Macdonald, Britain’s director of public prosecutions, and Alexander Zvyaginsev, Russia’s deputy prosecutor-general, signed a legal memorandum of... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 Russia, United Kingdom Extradition
U.S. Treasury Issues Advisory on Potential Risks of Shell Companies On November 9, 2006, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory to U.S. financial institutions on the potential risks associated with accounts... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 United States Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, Due Diligence, Privacy
Australia Issues Arrest Warrant, Prepares U.S. Extradition Request for Doctor Linked to 17 Patient Deaths On November 22, 2006, the Brisbane Magistrates Court issued an arrest warrant for Jayant Patel, a U.S. surgeon, charging him with three counts of manslaughter and five counts of inflicting grievous... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 Australia, United States Extradition, Murder
Appellate Court Allows Montesinos Tipster to Sue Peru for Reward On November 1, 2006, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit decided that the Peruvian government could not assert sovereign immunity against José Guevara in his suit to recover a reward... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 United States, Latin America and South America, Peru Immunity, Jurisdiction
Rwandan Military Court Convicts Priest of Genocide in Absentia On November 16, 2006, a Rwandan military court convicted Wenceslas Munyeshyaka, a Roman Catholic Rwandan priest, of genocide for his role in the systematic rape and Hutu massacre of Tutsis during the... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 Rwanda Extradition, Genocide
ICC Congo Trial Opens, Chad Ratifies Rome Treaty On November 9, 2006, the International Criminal Court began its first trial against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, a Congolese rebel leader accused of “one of the most brutal and morally troubling war crimes... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 World, Africa, Sudan, Chad Human Rights, Law of War, War Crimes, Genocide, International Courts
France Approves Arrest Warrants for Rwandan Leader for 1994 Killing of Rwandan and Burundi Heads of State On November 20, 2006, the Paris prosecutor’s office approved the issuance of arrest warrants against Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s current president, and nine of his associates in connection with the... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 Burundi, France, Rwanda Assassination, Extradition
ICTY Issues Appellate Decision on Self-Representation in Seselj Case On October 20, 2006, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia’s (ICTY) Appeals Chamber granted a defense appeal in Prosecutor v. Seselj, reversing a Trial Chamber decision... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 Europe INTERPOL, International Courts, International Crimes
Mexico Authorizes Extradition of Former Guatemalan President for Embezzlement On November 1, 2006, the media reported that the Mexican government authorized the extradition of Alfonso Portillo, the former Guatemalan president, on embezzlement charges in Guatemala. From 2000 to... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala Corruption, Extradition, Immunity
Lebanon Approves U.N. Plan for International Criminal Court for Hariri Assassination   On November 25, 2006, Lebanon’s cabinet, defying warnings from Hezbollah, approved a U.N. plan to establish an international tribunal to try suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 Lebanon Assassination
Iraq Special Tribunal Sentences Saddam Hussein to Death On November 5, 2006, an Iraqi special tribunal sentenced Saddam Hussein and two senior members of his regime to death for the collective punishment of the Shia village of Dujail following a failed... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 United States, Middle East, Iraq Human Rights, Law of War, War Crimes, Capital Punishment
Kimberly Process Regains Momentum at 2006 Meeting The Kimberly Process, an international effort to stem the global trade in conflict diamonds, emerged from its 2006 annual meeting with renewed energy as participating governments and private sector... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 Botswana Trade Crimes, Trade Enforcement
Cayman Islands Promulgates Regulations to Implement Tax Information Exchange Agreement In November 2001, the United States signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (“TIEA”) with the Cayman Islands to facilitate the provision of tax information. The TIEA was originally scheduled to... Scott A. Harty 23 1 2007-01-01 Cayman Islands Bank Secrecy, Taxation, White Collar Crime, Privacy
Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Holds Hearing on Abuse of Company Formation Process On November 14, 2006, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, held a hearing entitled Failure to Identify Company Owners... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 United States Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy, Due Diligence, Taxation, Terrorism, Mutual Legal Assistance, Privacy
U.S. Assures Canada of Future Consultations Before Deporting Canadian Citizens to 3rd Countries On October 31, 2006, the New York Times reported that the Canadian government is “satisfied” with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s October 27, 2006 assurance that the U.S. will consult with... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 Canada, United States, Syria Extradition, Human Rights, Terrorism
U.S. Indicts U.N. Official, Indian Lobbyist on Corruption Charges On November 1, 2006, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced an indictment originally brought under seal against a U.N. official and the representative of an Indian... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 World, United States, India Corruption, Immunity, United Nations, Bribery
German Bundesrat Approves Prisoners Transfer Bill On November 24, 2006, the second chamber in Berlin, Bundesrat, approved a bill to amend two statutes on the transfer of foreign prisoners to their home countries. The amendments facilitate the return... Clemens Kochinke 23 1 2007-01-01 Germany Transfer of Prisoners, Mutual Legal Assistance
U.S. Enforcement Updates The IELR periodically publishes an updated list of U.S. Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Treaties. Changes since the last update (the August 1, 2006 issue of the IELR) are in... Jed Borod 23 1 2007-01-01 United States Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance
U.S., Eurojust Announce New Cooperation Agreement On October 24, 2006, the Council of the European Union (EU) approved a cooperation agreement covering the exchange of information between Eurojust and the United States. Eurojust is an EU body... Bruce Zagaris 23 1 2007-01-01 United States, Europe International Organizations, European Union, Mutual Legal Assistance

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