E.g., 2018-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
European Court of Justice Rules on the Interpretation of Ne Bis In Idem Within the European Union On December 11, 2008, the European Court of Justice delivered an important judgment on the scope of application of the principle “ne bis in idem” in the territory of the European Union...[more] Michael Plachta 25 2 2009-02-01 France, Germany, Italy, Algeria Administration of Justice, Extradition, European Union, War Crimes, International Courts
Dikshit Pleads Guilty But PartyGaming Says Justice Department Discussions Are Close to Favorable Settlement On December 16, 2008, the media reported that Anurag Dikshit, co-founder and the biggest shareholder in PartyGaming, the U.K.-listed online gambling company, has agreed to plead guilty and pay U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 United States, United Kingdom, British Commonwealth International Gaming, Asset Forfeiture, White Collar Crime
French Government Agrees to Provide Training and Law Enforcement Help to Suriname On December 3, 2008, during a counter-narcotics control and money-laundering seminar in Paramaribo, French Ambassador Richard Barbeyron announced it would provide € 400,000 over the next four years... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 France, Suriname, Guyana Customs Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Mutual Legal Assistance
U.N. Imposes Sanctions Against and Pakistan Detains Suspects Involved in Mumbai Terrorists In the aftermath of Mumbai terrorist attacks on November 26, 2008, the United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions against Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa, calling it a front organization for... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 World, Pakistan, India Administration of Justice, Terrorism, United Nations, International Courts, Sanctions
Law Enforcement from 4 Countries Interrupt Cocaine Smuggling Ring On November 25, 2008, Israeli police seized 1.5 tons of cocaine, worth an estimated NIS 2 billion, as a result of three raids targeting a major international cocaine ring. They arrested several... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 World, Barbados, Brazil, Israel, Spain, Bahamas, Portugal Customs Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Mutual Legal Assistance
Review of Interpol’s 2008 Intellectual Property Rights Program The G-8 concluded at its 2007 meeting that, “the fight against product piracy and counterfeiting is a crucial element of criminal law, regulatory and economic policy as well as consumer protection... Philip Mayer 25 2 2009-02-01 World, United States, Brazil, Peru, China, Africa, Italy, Chile, Uruguay, Kenya, tanzania Corruption, Counterfeiting, Customs Enforcement, Intellectual Property, Intelligence, International Organizations, United Nations, Drugs & Trafficking, International Courts, Organized Crime, Forgery, Conferences
Effective International Enforcement Cooperation Results in Largest Penalties of $1.6 Billion as Siemens Pleads Guilty of Corruption Violations On December 15, 2008, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (Siemens AG), a German corporation, and three of its subsidiaries pleaded guilty to violations of and charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 World, United States, Germany, China, Iraq, Venezuela, Bangladesh Corruption, International Organizations, United Nations, Securities Law, White Collar Crime, Sanctions
Serbia Renews €1.25 Million for Information on Mladic and ICTY Prosecutor Evaluates Serbian Cooperation On November 14, 2008, the Serbian government renewed its offer to pay a €1.25 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Ratko Mladic. Meanwhile, on November 17, 2008, Serge Brammertz,... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 Balkans, Serbia Human Rights, United Nations, War Crimes, Genocide, International Courts
Former Belize Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Both Charged with Theft of Venezuela Grant On December 5 and 8, 2008, the Belize Director of Public Prosecutions brought criminal charges of theft against former Belize Prime Minister Said Musa and former Minister of Finance and Minister of... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 World, Venezuela, Belize Corruption, Administration of Justice, Immunity
Exiled Hotel Executive Makes a Plea Involving No Jail Time After Winning Extradition Case On November 24, 2008, Stanley S. Tollman, pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges relating to his participation in a multimillion-dollar tax evasion scheme utilizing foreign bank accounts. Most... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 United States, United Kingdom, Taxation, Fraud
U.S. Charges U.S. Contractors with Manslaughter in Iraq On December 8, 2008, the U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia unsealed a 35-count indictment charging five Blackwater security guards with voluntary manslaughter, attempt to commit manslaughter... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 United States, Iraq Human Rights, Murder, United Nations, War Crimes, International Courts
Somali Maritime Piracy Continues to Plague International Community The rising incidence of Somali maritime piracy continues to plague international shipping despite efforts from several international organizations and major national governments to take enforcement... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 World, France, United Kingdom, Africa, Cambodia, India, Yemen, Somalia Customs Enforcement, Economic Sanctions, Maritime, Terrorism, Kidnaping, Organized Crime
Brazil Convicts Banker of Attempted Bribery During Money Laundering and Related Offenses On December 1, 2008, Judge Fausto Martin De Sanctis of the Sixth Federal Criminal Court of São Paulo found banker Daniel Dantas and two of his representatives guilty of attempted bribery. Dantas was... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 United States, Brazil, Italy Money Laundering, Corruption, White Collar Crime, Bribery
Anti-Corruption Complaint Brought Against Three African Presidents in France On December 2, 2008, Transparency International France, the SHERPA Association, other non-governmental organizations, and a Gabonese citizen announced the filing of a complaint with “civil party... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 France, Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Gabon Corruption, International Courts, Bribery
EC Approves U.N. Convention against Corruption On September 25, 2008, the European Council, on behalf of the European Community, approved the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The significance of the EC’s approval and... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 Europe Money Laundering, Corruption, European Union, United Nations, International Courts
American Soldier Applies for Asylum in Germany On November 26, 2008, Andre Shepherd, an American soldier who has been hiding in Germany since he deserted from his unit a year and a half ago, filed an application to the German authorities to grant... Axel Knabe 25 2 2009-02-01 United States, Germany, Iraq Administration of Justice, Extradition, Jurisdiction, Law of War, Immigration, Mutual Legal Assistance, War Crimes, International Courts, Prisoner Rights, Capital Punishment
Mexico and Cuba Sign Agreement on Migration Enforcement and Repatriation of Illegal Aliens On October 21, 2008, the Mexican and Cuban governments signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that provides that Cuba will receive immigrants who migrate illegally to Mexico. The agreement also... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 Mexico, Cuba Administration of Justice, Customs Enforcement, Extradition, Human Rights, Treaties
U.S. Investigates Grow to Other Banks and No Relief for Voluntary Disclosures: Welcome to A Brave New World The U.S. Department of Justice has expanded its criminal investigation into foreign banks that offer international private banking services to include Credit Suisse and HSBC. The inability of either... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 United States, Brazil, Switzerland Money Laundering, Taxation, Fraud, White Collar Crime
G-20 Summit on Financial Markets and World Economy Sets Stage for New Regulatory Controls and Enhanced Enforcement Cooperation The initial meeting for the Group of Twenty in Washington, D.C. on financial markets and the world economy resulted in a declaration and broad commitments to strengthen transparency, governance,... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 World, Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, United Kingdom, China, Japan, South Africa, Italy, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Indonesia, Argentina, Turkey, India Customs Enforcement, International Organizations, Mutual Legal Assistance, Conferences
U.S. and Liechtenstein Sign Tax Information Exchange Agreement On December 8, 2008, after two years of negotiations, the United States and Liechtenstein signed a tax information exchange agreement. The TIEA is significant mostly because Liechtenstein has made... Bruce Zagaris 25 2 2009-02-01 United States, Liechtenstein Bank Secrecy, Taxation, Mutual Legal Assistance, Treaties