Articles

E.g., 2017-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Mexican Death Row Inmate’s Appeal On April 30, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Medellin v. Texas, agreeing to consider whether the Bush administration has the authority to direct a state court to comply with a... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 United States, Mexico Human Rights, International Organizations, Jurisdiction, Capital Punishment
Lighting a Single Candle: The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Forced Disappearances On December 20, 2006, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Forced Disappearance (Convention). This article will provide a... James P. Taylor 23 7 2007-07-01 World Human Rights, Murder, United Nations, Kidnaping
U.S. Imposes Largest Corruption Penalty Ever on Oil Services Provider On April 26, 2007, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Baker Hughes had agreed to plead guilty and pay $44.1 million in penalties and forfeitures, the largest... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 United States Corruption, White Collar Crime, Bribery
World Bank Calls for Improved Criminal Justice Planning in the Caribbean On May 4, 2007, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime and the Latin America and Caribbean Region of the World Bank issued a report stating that crime and violent are impacting business in the Caribbean... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 Caribbean Administration of Justice, International Organizations, Arms Trafficking, Drugs & Trafficking
U.S. to Use Interpol Passport Data for Border Security The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced plans to integrate data from an Interpol database of stolen travel documents into U.S. security efforts, reversing course on previous... Jed Borod 23 7 2007-07-01 United States International Organizations, Immigration, National Security
U.S. Releases 2007 Money Laundering Strategy On May 5, 2007, the U.S. government released its 2007 National Money Laundering Strategy and Threat Assessment.  This year’s strategy and threat assessment, products of broad interagency cooperation... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 United States, World Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Money Laundering
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Offshore Tax Evasion On May 5, 2007, the U.S. government released its 2007 National Money Laundering Strategy and Threat Assessment. This year’s strategy and threat assessment, products of broad interagency cooperation... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 United States Money Laundering
U.K. Demands that Russia Extradite Former KGB Agent in Litvinenko Murder Case On May 22, 2007, U.K. prosecutors demanded that the Russian government extradite former KGB agent Andrei Lugovoy to stand trial for murder.  Lugovoy is sought in connection with the November 1, 2007... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 Russia, United Kingdom Extradition, Murder
U.S. Requests Extradition of Reputed Tijuana Cartel Leader On May 11, 2007, the U.S. government confirmed the existence of a February 2007 request to Mexico for the extradition of Alberto Benjamin Arellano-Felix, the reputed leader of the Tijuana cartel.... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 United States, Mexico Extradition, Drugs & Trafficking
Former Rebel Commander Testifies Before Sierra Leone Tribunal Issa Sesay, a former commander of Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (RUF), began testifying in his war crimes trial before the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).1  Sesay, 36, and two... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 Sierra Leone International Courts, International Criminal Tribunal
Extradition and the U.N. Convention against Torture: Mironescu v. Costner On March 22, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, ruled that a 1998 federal statute precludes federal courts from reviewing a decision by the U.S. Secretary of... Russell Bikoff 23 7 2007-07-01 United States, Romania Extradition, Human Rights, Torture
U.N. Security Council Lifts Liberia Diamond Sanctions After more than a year of concerted efforts by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and other international partners, the United Nations Security Council (“Security Council”) unanimously agreed... Jason McClurg 23 7 2007-07-01 Liberia Sanctions
Commonwealth Secretariat Reports on Need for Fairness in Tax Information Exchange On May 4, 2007, the Commonwealth Secretariat issued a report calling for fairness in the use of tax information exchange, non-discrimination in the treatment of small and developing countries, and... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 World International Organizations, Taxation, Trade Enforcement, Economic Integration
Russian Government Sues Bank of New York for $22.5 Billion in Tax Evasion Case   On May 1, 2007, Russia’s Federal Customs Service brought an action in the Moscow Arbitration Court against the Bank of New York, seeking $22.5 billion in damages for alleged money laundering... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 Russia, United States Banking Supervision, Tax Enforcement, Taxation
ICC Issues Arrest Warrants for Darfur War Crimes Suspects On May 2, 2007, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court issued crimes against humanity/war crimes arrest warrants for Ahmad Muhammad Harun, former Minister of State for the Interior... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 Sudan Jurisdiction, War Crimes, Genocide, International Courts
U.K. Holds Extradition Hearings for Islamic Cleric Facing Terror Charges   On May 17, 2007, the Woolwich Crown Court held a hearing on the U.S. extradition request for radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on terrorist-related charges.  The U.S. government submitted a 2003... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 United Kingdom, United States, Yemen Extradition, Terrorism
Transnational Anti-Bribery Enforcement: A German Perspective Over the past few years, Germany’s anti-corruption laws and enforcement have significantly changed, as evidenced by the latest scandals in the German automobile and electronics industries. Two... Lothar Lieske 23 7 2007-07-01 United States, Germany Corruption, White Collar Crime, Bribery
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Offshore Tax Evasion On May 3, 2007, the Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing on “Offshore Tax Evasion: Stashing Cash Overseas.” While offshore tax evasion is currently a high-profile legislative issue, the... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 United States Bank Secrecy, Taxation
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari for Guantánamo Petitions On April 30, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of two Guantánamo Bay prisoners who want to challenge the legality of military commissions, the second time in one month that the... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 United States Human Rights, National Security, Terrorism
U.S. Court Frees Alleged Anti-Castro Terrorist as CARICOM Calls for Prosecution On May 8, 2007, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone in El Paso, Texas dismissed an indictment against alleged terrorist Luis Posada Carriles and ordered him released. Venezuelan and Cuban... Bruce Zagaris 23 7 2007-07-01 United States, Caribbean, Barbados, Venezuela, Cuba Extradition, International Organizations, Jurisdiction, Terrorism, Torture

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