Articles

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Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
European Council on Justice and Home Affairs Progresses On December 6 and 7, 2007, the Council of the European Union for Justice and Home Affairs held its 2838th meeting and achieved progress on a wide variety of issues...[more] Bruce Zagaris 24 4 2008-04-01 Europe Economic Integration, Mutual Legal Assistance, Terrorism
Swiss Government Freezes Duvalier Assets Following Request by Two Haitians On February 6, 2008, the Swiss government agreed to freeze accounts in UBS banks of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier (“Baby Doc”) pursuant to an injunction obtained from a Swiss court and... Bruce Zagaris 24 4 2008-04-01 Haiti, Switzerland Asset Forfeiture, Bank Secrecy
U.K. Becomes 13th Party to OECD/COE Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters On January 24, 2008, the United Kingdom became the 13th party to the Council of Europe/Organization of Economic and Cooperative Development (OECD) Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in... Bruce Zagaris 24 4 2008-04-01 United Kingdom, World International Organizations, Taxation
Bosnia Seizes Travel Documents of Karadzic Family and Freezes Assets of Remaining Top War Crimes Suspect as New ICTY Prosecutor Increases Pressure to Arrest Them On January 10, 2008, Miroslav Lajcak, Bosnia’s top international envoy, ordered the seizure of travel documents belonging to members of Radovan Karadzic’s family on suspicion that they are helping... Bruce Zagaris 24 4 2008-04-01 Croatia, Europe, Serbia International Courts, Law of War, War Crimes
Joint Investigation Yields 2 Convictions and Extradition in Heroin and Stolen Passport Scheme On February 4, 2008, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, along with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of New... Bruce Zagaris 24 4 2008-04-01 Thailand, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition
U.S. Government Increases Its Own Immunity While Restricting Immunity for Other Sovereigns on Terrorism-based Issues The U.S. government has increased its use of the state secrets privilege to avoid disclosure of classified information in civil lawsuits while simultaneously restricting immunities for sovereigns in... Bruce Zagaris 24 4 2008-04-01 United States Immunity, Terrorism
U.S. Surrenders to Costa Rica a Former Police Officer Wanted for Murder On January 21, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the removal of Carlos Alberto Fernandez-Mena, a Costa Rica citizen who is wanted for murder in Costa Rica. In October... Bruce Zagaris 24 4 2008-04-01 Costa Rica, United States Extradition, Murder
Indictment of Florida Lawyer for Money Laundering Surprises Legal Community On February 7, 2008, federal prosecutors in Miami unsealed an indictment against Ben Kuehne, a highly respected Miami lawyer, for his written opinions and role in a complex international drug-... Bruce Zagaris 24 4 2008-04-01 Colombia, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Money Laundering
Combating Illicit Tobacco Trade: Preparing the Ground for Future International Protocol to WHO Tobacco Control Convention Representatives of over 30 countries, the European Commission, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations met in Montevideo, Uruguay, on December 5 and 6, 2007, in a regional... Elena Papangelopoulou 24 4 2008-04-01 World Drugs & Trafficking, International Organizations
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Issues Resolution Urging U.N. Security Council and EU to Amend Targeted Sanctions On January 23, 2008, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) issued Resolution 1597 (2008), advocating that the United Nations Security Council and the European Union to “overhaul... Bruce Zagaris 24 4 2008-04-01 Europe, World Economic Sanctions, Human Rights
European Data Protection Supervisor Criticizes Draft Proposal on Passenger Data Decision On December 20, 2007, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued his opinion on the draft Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data for law... Elena Papangelopoulou 24 4 2008-04-01 Europe, United States, World European Union, Human Rights, International Organizations
EU Advocate General Suggests that the European Court of Justice Annul the Council Regulation on Freezing the Funds On January 16, 2008, the Advocate General at the European Court of Justice delivered his opinion in the case of Yassin Abdullah Kadi v. Council of the European Union and Commission of the European... Elena Papangelopoulou 24 4 2008-04-01 Europe, Saudi Arabia, World Economic Sanctions, Human Rights, Terrorism
U.S. District Court Judge Cites Geneva Convention to Stay Noriega’s Extradition On January 30, 2008, U.S. District Judge Paul Huck issued a stay of Manuel Noriega’s extradition until the related appeals are decided upon. France has requested the former Panamanian dictator’s... Elena Papangelopoulou 24 4 2008-04-01 France, Panama, United States Extradition
The Genocide Accountability Act of 2007: Congress Moves Closer toward Closing the Impunity Gap This past December, Congress passed the highly anticipated Genocide Accountability Act of 2007 (hereinafter ?GAA?). The GAA closes key jurisdictional loopholes in the existing Genocide Convention... Golzar Kheiltash 24 4 2008-04-01 United States Genocide