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Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
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 January 2007 issue of the IELR) are in... Jed Borod 23 8 2007-08-01 United States Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance
Russia Opens Criminal Investigation into Alleged British Espionage   On June 15, 2007, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSS) opened a criminal espionage investigation into allegations that exiled businessman Boris Berezovsky and murdered ex-KGB agent... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 Russia, United States Espionage, Extradition
PRC Promotes Negotiation of Extradition Treaties The People’s Republic of China has started a campaign to persuade countries, especially developed countries, to conclude bilateral extradition treaties so that it can more easily bring fugitives to... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 China Extradition, Human Rights, Torture, Capital Punishment
U.S. Appellate Court Blocks Detention of Al-Marri as Enemy Combatant On June 11, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the President cannot declare U.S. civilians detained in the U.S. “enemy combatants” and have the military hold them... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 Qatar, United States Human Rights, Prosecution
U.K. Media Revelations of BAE Payments Put Pressure on U.S. Law On June 7, 2007, the BBC and the Guardian reported allegations that British defense contractor BAE paid Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan over £30 million in connection with a controversial defense... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia Corruption, Arms Trafficking, Bribery
Charles Taylor Trial Opens with Adjournment as Taylor Dismisses Counsel                   On June 4, 2007, the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor got off to a dramatic start as Karim Khan, Taylor’s... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 Sierra Leone
Canadian Appellate Court Halts Deportation of Alleged Smuggling Kingpin to PRC On April 5, 2007, Canadian Federal Court Justice Yves de Montigny granted an alleged Chinese smuggling kingpin facing deportation another opportunity to contest his removal order, ruling that the... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 United States, China Extradition, Human Rights, Torture, Capital Punishment
ICC Investigation in Central African Republic Focuses on Sex Crimes On May 22, 2007, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo announced the opening of an investigation in the Central African Republic (CAR), in accordance with Article 53 of the... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 Africa, Central African Republic Human Rights, International Courts, Sex Crimes
U.S. Congressman Indicted for Bribery of Foreign Officials On June 4, 2007, in a historically unprecedented development, a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia returned an indictment against Congressman William J.... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 United States, Africa, Nigeria White Collar Crime, Bribery
JFK Bomb Plot Spotlights U.S.-Caribbean Enforcement Cooperation On June 2, 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that four individuals with Caribbean ties, including a former member of the parliament of Guyana and a former airport cargo worker at New... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 United States, Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana National Security, Terrorism, Mutual Legal Assistance
Serbia Arrests and Surrenders No. Three War Crimes Suspect to ICTY On May 31, 2007, the Serbian government arrested Zdravko Tolimir during a search of the Bosnia-Serbia border. Tolomir was a high level intelligence and security officer under General Ratko Mladic,... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 Balkans Human Rights, War Crimes, Genocide, International Courts
Serbian War Criminal Escapes from Foca Prison On May 25, 2007, convicted Serbian war criminal Radovan Stankovic escaped from prison in eastern Bosnia. Stankovic, a former member of the Miljevina Battalion of the Foca Tactical Brigade of the... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 Balkans Human Rights, Mutual Legal Assistance, War Crimes, International Courts
U.K. Extradites First British Terror Suspect to U.S. On May 26, 2007, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced that Syed Hashmi, also known as “Fahad,” was successfully transported to New York from the United Kingdom... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 United States, United Kingdom Extradition, Terrorism
U.N. Approves Establishment of Hariri Tribunal On May 30, 2007, a divided U.N. Security Council approved a resolution establishing an international tribunal to prosecute suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 Middle East, Syria, Lebanon Human Rights, Murder, United Nations, International Courts
U.S. Drug Sting Catches Syrian Arms Dealer in Spain On June 8, 2007, the U.S. announced the arrest of a Syrian arms dealer in Spain and two of his partners in Romania as part of a U.S. law enforcement sting conducted with the support of a number of... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 United States, Colombia, Spain, Syria Jurisdiction, Terrorism, Arms Trafficking
EU Justice & Home Affairs Council Emphasizes Migration Enforcement On June 12-13, 2007, the Council of the European Union held its 2807th Council, focusing on migration, terrorism and cross-border enforcement cooperation. The Council endorsed Conclusions on... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 Europe Immigration, European Union
U.S. Court Rules for Russian in Tax Loss Sentencing Appeal On June 6, 2007, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania found in favor of defendant Mark Kaushanksy in determining tax loss for sentencing purposes. The decision includes a... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 United States, Russia Taxation
U.S., Mexican Federal and State Authorities Discuss Border Violence and Enforcement Cooperation On June 14-15, 2007, the states of Arizona and Sonora and U.S. and Mexican border enforcement officials met near Tucson, Arizona to discuss strengthening border enforcement cooperation following... Bruce Zagaris 23 8 2007-08-01 United States, Mexico Immigration, Drugs & Trafficking, Mutual Legal Assistance