Articles

E.g., 2017-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Department of Agriculture Liberalizes Implementation of the Lacey Act Amendments 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 4 2009-04-01 United States, World Customs Enforcement, Endangered Species, Environment
Special Tribunal for Lebanon Ready to Start on March 1 in The Hague In December 2008, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon would start operating on March 1, 2009, in The Hague. Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 Lebanon, Syria, World Administration of Justice, Human Rights, International Courts, Murder, Terrorism, United Nations
Justice Department Proposes Applying Money Laundering to International Tax Evasion On February 11, 2009, at a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on the need for increased fraud enforcement in the wake of the economic downturn, the Department of Justice... Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 World, United States, Russia Money Laundering, Administration of Justice, Customs Enforcement, Taxation, White Collar Crime, Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes
Latin American Commission on Drugs Calls for Paradigm Shift Away from Prohibition On February 14, 2009, the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy, headed by former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso and former presidents Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico and Cesar... Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 United States, Mexico, Latin America and South America, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama Corruption, Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement
Latin and Central American Countries Agree on Stronger Drug Enforcement as U.S. Implements Merida Initiative In the context of the United States government’s Merida initiative that gives $1.4 billion to Mexico and Central America to buy surveillance equipment and train police and judges, some governments... Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 United States, Mexico, Latin America and South America, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama Extradition, Drugs & Trafficking, Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement
Finland Denies Extradition to Rwanda of Genocide Suspect On February 20, 2009, the Finnish government announced it has denied a Rwandan extradition request for an unnamed 57-year-old man because he may not receive a fair trial in Rwanda...[more] Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 Africa, Rwanda, Finland Extradition, Human Rights, Genocide, International Courts
U.S. Charges Stanford Group with Fraud, Freezes Assets and Appoints Receiver On February 17, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Robert Allen Stanford and three of his companies on engaging in a fraudulent, multi-billion dollar investment scheme based... Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 United States, Germany, Philippines Customs Enforcement, Endangered Species
Pending ICJ Case Questions Scope of Foreign Sovereign Immunity Defense A case pending before the International Court of Justice due to an application by the Federal Republic of Germany against Italy is likely to produce the first decision by an international panel about... Axel Knabe 25 4 2009-04-01 United States, Germany, Italy, Greece Administration of Justice, Immunity, International Organizations, War Crimes, International Courts
Brazil Performs Joint Anti-Trust Enforcement Operation against Refrigeration Cartel For the very first time in Brazil, a joint operation between the Brazilian Federal Police and American and European Authorities was simultaneously performed to investigate an alleged global cartel... Jorge Nemr 25 4 2009-04-01 World, United States, Brazil, Italy International Antitrust Administration, Antitrust Cooperation
Russian Judge Sets Hearing For Russian Customs Service and Bank of New York on Application of U.S. RICO Law On January 27, 2009, the Moscow Arbitration Court Judge Lyudmila Pulova held a hearing on the suit between the Russian Federal Customs Service in Moscow against the Bank of New York (BoNY) for... Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 Russia, United States Administration of Justice, Customs Enforcement, Money Laundering, Taxation, White Collar Crime
U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chair Urges Blocking Bush Internet Gaming Financial Regulations On February 3, 2009, Barney Frank, (D-Mass) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman, said he will seek to repeal Bush Administration regulations on illegal Internet gambling. Meanwhile, a... Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 United States, World Fraud, International Gaming
Appellate Court Overturns U.S. Government Win on Fugitive Disentitlement On January 27, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a summary judgment order in favor of the U.S. government in an international asset forfeiture case... Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 United States, Virgin Islands Administration of Justice, Asset Forfeiture, International Courts, International Gaming
Obama Administration Signals Engagement with the ICC On January 29, 2009, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice indicated a shift from the Bush approach to the ICC by raising it in her first appearance in the Security Council. In her statement, she... Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 United States, World Genocide, International Courts, United Nations
Czech Presidency Presents Program in Justice and Home Affairs The Czech Presidency has presented a robust program in Justice and Home Affairs for January 1-June 30, 2009...[more] Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 Czech Republic, Europe Customs Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, European Union, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Terrorism
Double Jeopardy Case Highlights Inconsistencies in International Criminal Law In a case concerning scope and meaning of the “ne bis in idem” principle, enshrined in Article 54 of the Convention implementing the Shengen Agreement (CISA), the European Court of Justice found this... Axel Knabe 25 4 2009-04-01 Algeria, France Administration of Justice, European Union, Extradition, Murder
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS, ARTICLES AND DOCUMENTS Books A. Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and Torture P. Sands, Torture Team; Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values. 1st ed. Palgrave Macmillan 2008, 254 pp. Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 World Bibliography
UBS Under Continued Pressure Resulting from U.S. Taxpayer with Undeclared Accounts On January 15, 2009, new U.S.C. §rman said that negotiating a settlement with U.S. prosecutors was a top priority as well as recovering UBS’s reputation. 2009 has begun with UBS facing a class action... Bruce Zagaris 25 4 2009-04-01 Switzerland, United States Taxation, Treaties, White Collar Crime