Articles

E.g., 2017-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Swiss Court Denies Russian Assistance Request in Yukos Due to Political Character On August 24, 2007, the Swiss Supreme Court denied a Russian request for judicial assistance in Russia’s investigation of the Yukos oil company because the investigation had a “political and... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 Switzerland, Russia Mutual Legal Assistance, Asset Forfeiture
World Bank Accepts Norway’s Plan to Target Tax Havens On September 5, 2007, World Bank President Robert Zoellick accepted Norway’s plan to study and target the harmful effects of offshore tax havens on the funding of international development and its... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 World, International Organizations, Taxation
Swiss Government Extends Freeze on Funds of “Baby Doc” Duvalier On August 22, 2007, the Swiss government extended a freeze on all accounts connected to former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier and his family, ensuring that the accounts will remain... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 Europe, Switzerland, Haiti Asset Forfeiture
Portuguese Presidency Unveils Priorities in Criminal Justice for EU On July 27, 2007, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) announced its priorities in the area of justice, including criminal justice and international enforcement. In... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 Europe European Union
U.S. Appellate Court Overturns Narcotics Conviction on Jurisdictional Grounds On July 26, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit overturned the conviction of two individuals on conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine because it found they had... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 United States, Colombia, France, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Jurisdiction, Drugs & Trafficking
World Bank and U.N. Announce Initiative on Stolen Asset Recovery for Developing Countries On September 17, 2007, the World Bank and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced an initiative to help developing countries recover assets stolen by corrupt leaders, combat... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 World International Organizations, Asset Forfeiture
Dominican Drug Trafficker Loses Specialty Argument On May 29, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the decision denying Jose Cuevas, who was extradited from the Dominican Republic and was sentenced to 390 months of... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 United States, Dominican Republic Extradition, Drugs & Trafficking
Taylor Trial Delayed Until January 7, 2008 On August 20, 2007, the Special Court for Sierra Leone granted a request for a delay of the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor until January 7, 2008. Taylor’s counsel, London lawyer... Jason McClurg 23 11 2007-11-01 Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leone Law of War, International Courts
Yale University Returns Artifacts to Peru On September 14, 2007, Yale University and Peru reached an agreement on the long-standing dispute over control of artifacts from Machu Picchu. Yale will return the thousands of archeological pieces... Anne Kelsey 23 11 2007-11-01 United States, Peru Art and Cultural Property
Developments in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) As the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) moves towards its close, it continues to handle a number of complex cases and continues to develop and broaden its mechanisms... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 Balkans, Netherlands Extradition, Law of War, International Courts
Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense by Linda Friedman Ramirez This book is a great resource for lawyers representing foreigners charged with crimes, especially in the United States. The editor Linda Friedman Ramirez practices federal and international criminal... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 Book Review
Brazil and U.S. Increase Cooperation against Organized Crime The arrests in Brazil on August 7, 2007 of Juan Carlos Ramírez Abadía and on August 18 of Gustavo Durán Bautista, both alleged Colombian narcotics traffickers, have brought attention to the... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 United States, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia Corruption, Organized Crime, Bribery
Rwanda Asks Canada to Extradite Five Persons for 1994 Genocide On August 31, 2007, the media reported that the Rwandan government has requested that Canada extradite five persons who are on Interpol Red Notices for inciting and organizing genocide in 1994. In... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 Canada, Rwanda Extradition, International Organizations, War Crimes
U.S. Court Rules Manuel Noriega Can Be Extradited to France On August 29, 2007, a U.S. District Court in Miami ruled that the former Panamanian head of state Manuel Noriega can be extradited to France after the end of his U.S. prison sentence for a 1992... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 United States, France, Panama Extradition, Jurisdiction, Prisoner Rights
Argentina Asks U.S. to Extradite Businessman for Currency Smuggling On August 28, 2007, the Argentine government announced that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) located Venezuelan national Antonini Wilson in his Miami home and prohibited him from... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 United States, Venezuela, Argentina Money Laundering, Extradition, Bribery
Interpol Secretary General Praises Interpol’s Passport Screening Program and Warns of Dangers Posed by Falsified Travel Documents Interpol Secretary General Ron. K. Noble has spoken frequently in recent months regarding the need for Interpol members to be more aware of gaps in international counter-terrorism efforts and to... Anne Kelsey 23 11 2007-11-01 United States, United Kingdom, Australia International Organizations, National Security, Terrorism
Colombia Arrests Alleged Head of Drug Cartel and Prepares to Extradite On September 10, 2007, a special forces unit of the Colombian army arrested Diego Montoya, a cartel boss who is on the FBI’s most wanted list, at a farm in the Norte del Valle region. Colombian... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 United States, Colombia Extradition, Drugs & Trafficking, Organized Crime
Fourth Circuit Denies Political Offense Exception for Death of Civilians In a lengthy opinion analyzing the “political offense exception” to extradition, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on February 22, 2007 reversed a Writ of Habeas Corpus that had been... Linda Friedman Ramirez 23 11 2007-11-01 United States, Peru Extradition, Human Rights
Chile Extradites Fujimori to Peru to Answer Human Rights and Corruption Charges On September 22, 2007, Chile extradited former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, 69 years old, to Peru following the Chilean Supreme Court’s opinion affirming Fujimori’s extradition on seven of... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 Peru, Chile Corruption, Extradition, Human Rights
Election of Panamanian Accused of Murdering U.S. Soldiers Clouds Prospects for Ratification of FTA On September 11, 2007, members of the U.S. Congress expressed concern over the recent election of Pedro Miguel González-Pinzón, a Panamanian official indicted in the United States for the murder of... Bruce Zagaris 23 11 2007-11-01 United States, Panama Extradition, Murder

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