Articles

E.g., 2017-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Italy Convicts 23 Americans for Alleged Rendition of Terrorism Suspect On November 4, 2009, an Italian magistrate found 23 Americans guilty of kidnapping a Muslim cleric in Milan in 2003. This was the first instance of criminal prosecution of U.S. nationals for the... Erik Sapin 26 1 2010-01-01 United States, Italy Extradition, Intelligence, Terrorism, Kidnaping
New European Crime Prevention Network to Boost Integration of Best Practices On September 15, 2009, the Council of the European Union decided to set up a new European Crime Prevention Network. The decision came after an Opinion from the European Parliament based on an... Erik Sapin 26 1 2010-01-01 Europe Administration of Justice, European Union, International Cooperation
U.K. Government Approves Law Society Anti-Money Laundering Practice Note On October 29, 2009, HM Treasury approved the Law Society’s updated anti-money laundering practice note. The Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) and the courts will now have to have regard to the... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 United Kingdom Money Laundering
American Sues FBI Agents for Illegal Detention and Rendition in Africa On November 20, 2009, Amir Meshal of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, sued in the U.S. District Court for D.C. FBI agents who allegedly illegally detained and mistreated him in Kenya and Ethiopia. His... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 United States, Kenya, Ethiopia Extradition, Terrorism, Prisoner Rights
Fifth Circuit Decision Affirmed Dismissal of Claim of Abuses Due to Extraordinary Rendition from U.S. to Syria as Conduct Without a Remedy On November 2, 2009, the Circuit Court of Appeals issued an en banc decision that affirmed the District Court dismissal of claims arising out of extraordinary rendition. Maher Arar filed the action... Erik Sapin 26 1 2010-01-01 Canada, United States, Syria Extradition, Terrorism, Prisoner Rights
U.S. and Swiss Governments Reveal Details of Agreement to Provide Information of UBS Accountholders On November 17, 2009, the U.S. and Swiss governments released the Annex to the August 19, 2009, agreement resolving the dispute between the U.S. and UBS over the John Doe summons issued by the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 United States, Switzerland Bank Secrecy, Taxation
Libya Prosecutes 2 Swiss Businessmen for Tax and Visa Crimes In a politically charged case, two Swiss businessmen have become hostages and now, although released, have been told they must face a trial before the end of the year for tax evasion and violating... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 Switzerland, Libya Immigration, Taxation, Prisoner Rights
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 Senators Baucus and Kerry and Congressmen Rangel and Neal introduced the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 (“Act”). The Act would combat tax evasion by U.S. persons using foreign accounts... David Spencer 26 1 2010-01-01 World, United States Taxation, White Collar Crime, Financial Crimes, Financial Supervision
International Cooperation Results in U.S. Indictment of Major Hacking Ring Targeting Credit Card Processor On November 10, 2009, a federal grand jury indicted eight Russian and Eastern European computer hackers, alleging they participated in a crime ring that allegedly gained entry into ATMs in hundreds... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 Russia, Estonia Fraud, White Collar Crime, Financial Crimes, Computer Crimes, Financial Supervision
INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE The Practice of International and Transnational Policing by John Casey, Carolina Press, ISBN 978-1-59460-425-6, 2010, 245 pp. This book discusses three key areas of the international dimension of policing: (1) comparative policing and the creation of international “good practice” (Chapters 1, 2 and 3); (2) cooperative... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 World Administration of Justice, Book Review, International Cooperation
U.S.-Mexico Binational Task Force on Border Issues Proposes Policy Changes On November 13, 2009, the Binational Task Force on the United States-Mexico Border made a number of policy recommendations for improving security on the border...(more) Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 United States, Mexico Immigration, Arms Trafficking, Drugs & Trafficking
EU Justice and Home Affairs Council Approves Extradition and Mutual Assistance Agreements with the U.S. and Progresses on Other Initiatives On October 23, 2009, the European Union’s (EU) Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council had its 2969th meeting and took action on a number of fronts, including to ratify its extradition and mutual... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 United States, Europe Extradition, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, European Union, Mutual Legal Assistance, Treaties
Special Court for Sierra Leone Sends 8 to Serve Sentence in Rwanda While ICTR Maintains Rwanda’s Prisons Are Inhumane On November 1, 2009, the arrival of eight Sierra Leone convicts to serve their prison sentences in Rwanda has contrasted with and imposed pressure on the decision of the International Criminal... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 Sierra Leone, Rwanda Extradition, International Courts, Prisoner Rights
G-20 Promises Action on Tax Havens and Non-cooperative Jurisdictions On November 7, 2009, during its meeting in St. Andrews, the G-20 issued a progress report, calling on all jurisdictions to adhere to the international standards in prudential, tax and anti-money... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 World Money Laundering, Administration of Justice, International Organizations, Taxation, White Collar Crime, Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes, Financial Crimes, Financial Supervision
U.S. Attends ICC State Assembly of Parties On November 18, 2009, U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues Stephen Rapp and U.S. State Department legal advisor Harold Koh led the U.S. observer delegation to the International Criminal... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 United States, Uganda War Crimes, International Courts
House Ways & Means Subcommittee Shows Support for Foreign Bank Account Reporting and Tax Compliance Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) opened the hearing on Foreign Bank Account Reporting and Tax Compliance by discussing the success of the IRS in obtaining information in the UBS case. He said Rangel and... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 United States, Malta, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, monaco Jurisdiction, Taxation, Tax Enforcement, Tax Crimes
ICTY Trial of Karadzic Starts Without Presence of the Defendant On October 27, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) resumed the trial of Radovan Karadzic after adjourning on the opening day due to Karadzic’s failure to appear... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 Balkans, Netherlands, Serbia Administration of Justice, Human Rights, War Crimes, International Courts
U.S. Allow Mexicans to Prosecute Drug Traffickers As Plan Merida Increases Training During the end of October 2009, the United States and Mexico have tried a new approach to prosecuting drug traffickers caught on the border: the U.S. is increasingly allowing Mexicans caught... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 United States, Mexico Drugs & Trafficking, International Cooperation, Drug Enforcement
Rwanda and Burundi To Sign Extradition Treaty After holding two-day bilateral talks, Rwanda and Burundi have agreed to sign an extradition treaty. This treaty will further facilitate the prosecution of suspected participants in the 1994... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 Africa, Burundi, Rwanda Administration of Justice, Extradition, Human Rights, War Crimes, Treaties
Senate Holds Hearing on Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Act Sen Joe Lieberman chaired the second Committee hearing on S. 569, the Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act. Senator Lieberman explained that Senators Levin, McCaskill, and... Bruce Zagaris 26 1 2010-01-01 World, United States Fraud, White Collar Crime, Financial Crimes