Articles

E.g., 2017-10
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
OECD Lauds 16 New TIEAs On October 30, 2008, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) lauded the signing that week of sixteen new bilateral agreements on the exchange of information for tax purposes... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 World, Caribbean, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Taxation, Conferences, Treaties
Sudan Arrests Militia Chief Indicted by ICC On October 13, 2008, Sudanese officials announced that the Sudanese government has arrested Ali Kushayb, a notorious Janjaweed militia leader charged by the International Criminal Court (ICC) with... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 World, Africa, Sudan Administration of Justice, War Crimes, Genocide, International Courts
UBS Executive Indicted as the US Obtains Names of 70 Clients to the IRS On November 12, 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of Raoul Weil, a senior executive of UBS almost simultaneously with an announcement that either the Swiss government or... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 United States, Switzerland, Liechtenstein Administration of Justice, Securities Law, White Collar Crime
UNODC Report Warns that West Africa Is New Hub for Cocaine Trafficking On October 28, 2008, a report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime revealed that West Africa is becoming the epicenter of an illegal drug trade transporting massive amounts of narcotics... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 World, Latin America and South America, Colombia, United Kingdom, Africa, Nigeria, Spain, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana Corruption, Administration of Justice, Customs Enforcement, Due Diligence, International Organizations, United Nations, Drugs & Trafficking, International Courts, Organized Crime, Conferences
A Brief Review of U.S.-U.K. Extradition Under the Extradition Act 2003 From a Human Rights Perspective Since January 2004, any extradition request made to or by the United Kingdom must be dealt with under the Extradition Act 2003 (the “EA”). The EA brought in radical changes to U.K. extradition law... Catherine Heard 25 1 2009-01-01 United States, United Kingdom Administration of Justice, Extradition, Human Rights, Transfer of Prisoners, Prisoner Rights, Capital Punishment, Treaties
Law and Politics in Sudan There are times when events in the legal and political systems entwine. This interplay of systems is very apparent right now with the situation in Darfur, particularly since mid-July, when the... Becky Farrar 25 1 2009-01-01 World, Africa, Sudan Administration of Justice, Human Rights, Immunity, Jurisdiction, United Nations, War Crimes, Genocide, International Courts
French Capture 9 Somali Pirates and NATO and Russia Send Naval Patrols to Gulf of Aden On October 22, 2008, In an effort to combat and prevent international maritime piracy, the French navy have captured nine suspected Somali pirates as NATO and Russia have dispatched ships to patrol... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 World, Europe, France, Africa, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Somalia Administration of Justice, Customs Enforcement, Human Rights, International Organizations, Jurisdiction, Law of War, Maritime, European Union, Kidnaping
German Arrest and Extradition of Rwandan Chief Protocol Officer to France Produces Diplomatic Tensions with Rwanda On November 9, 2008, the German arrest of Rose Kabuye, the chief protocol officer for the Rwandan government on French charges that she participated in the 1994 assassination of then Rwandan... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 France, Germany, Africa, Rwanda Extradition, Human Rights, War Crimes, Genocide, International Courts
British Court Criticizes US Over Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Documents to Guantánamo Detainee On October 22, 2008, a British appellate court criticized the U.S. government for failing to turn over intelligence documents that could help show a detainee’s confession was involuntary and resulted... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 United States, United Kingdom, Pakistan Administration of Justice, Terrorism, Transfer of Prisoners, Torture, International Courts, Prisoner Rights
Liechtenstein Close to Tax Enforcement Agreement with the EU and TIEA with the U.S. On November 4, 2008, ECOFIN announced that the EU is close to finalizing an agreement to combat tax fraud with Liechtenstein. The Liechtenstein government has announced it expects to conclude a tax... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 United States, Europe, Liechtenstein Administration of Justice, Taxation, Fraud, White Collar Crime, Treaties
European Court Annuls EU Ruling to Blacklist Iranian Group On October 23, 2008, the European Court of First Instance annulled the European Council’s decision to freeze the funds of the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI), which is on a EU... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 World, United States, United Kingdom, Iran Administration of Justice, International Organizations, Terrorism, European Union, International Courts, Asset Forfeiture
OECD Issues Paper on High Net Worth Individuals for Public Comment On October 30, 2008, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued a discussion paper on the treatment of high net worth individuals (HNWIs). The paper has significance for... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 World, Europe, Australia Taxation, European Union, White Collar Crime
GAO Report Shows Plan Colombia Did Not Meet Drug Reduction Goals and Recommends U.S. Cease Military Support Operations At the end of October 2008, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report, showing that “Plan Colombia,” the Colombian government initiative announced in September 1999 has not... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 United States, Latin America and South America, Colombia Administration of Justice, National Security, Drugs & Trafficking, Mutual Legal Assistance, Organized Crime
U.S. Issues Internet Gaming Rules, Setting Up Renewed International Trade Disputes On November 11, 2008, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve issued rules that prohibit financial companies from processing payments from most gambling Web sites, effectively making... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 World, United States, Europe International Gaming, Jurisdiction, European Union, White Collar Crime
ICC Confirms Stay of Proceedings and reverses Decision on Release of Congolese Rebel On October 21, 2008, in the case of Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, the Congolese rebel, the Appeals Chamber rendered its judgments in respect of two appeals of the Prosecutor against decision... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 Africa, Congo Administration of Justice, Murder, War Crimes, International Courts
U.S. District Court Requires Due Process in U.S. Terrorism Designation and Blocking Case On November 6, 2008, a U.S. District Court in Oregon (Judge Garr M. King) held that the Office of Foreign Asset Control’s (OFAC) designation of plaintiff Al Haramain Islamic Foundation, Inc. (AHIF-... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 United States, Saudi Arabia Administration of Justice, Due Diligence, Terrorism
U.K. and Jamaica Sign MOU on Persons Deported to Jamaica On November 4 2008, the United Kingdom and Jamaica signed in Kingston, Jamaica a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), whereby the U.K. will help strengthen Jamaica’s capacity to rehabilitate and... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 United States, Caribbean, Jamaica, United Kingdom Administration of Justice, Jurisdiction, Prisoner Rights
Enactment of Lacey Act Revision Tightens Enforcement of Illegal Timber Trade The enactment of amendments to the Lacey Act, which were included in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (also known as the Farm Bill), became effective as of May 22, 2008. They give rise... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2009-01-01 World, United States Administration of Justice, Customs Enforcement, Due Diligence, Environment, Endangered Species
Cleveland Museum of Art Returns Artifacts to Italy After long discussions, the Cleveland Museum of Art has agreed to relinquish 13 ancient artifacts and an early Renaissance cross to the Italian Culture Ministry. Over the next three... Philip Mayer 25 1 2009-01-01 United States, Italy Art and Cultural Property, Customs Enforcement, Due Diligence
French Capture 9 Somali Pirates and NATO and Russia Send Naval Patrols to Gulf of Aden On October 22, 2008, In an effort to combat and prevent international maritime piracy, the French navy have captured nine suspected Somali pirates as NATO and Russia have dispatched ships to patrol... Bruce Zagaris 25 1 2008-11-01 World, France, Africa, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Somalia Administration of Justice, Customs Enforcement, International Organizations, Jurisdiction, Maritime, National Security, European Union, United Nations, Kidnaping

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