Articles

E.g., 2017-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
US and Swiss Governments Sign 1st FATCA Model 2 Agreement On February 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it had signed a bilateral agreement with Switzerland to facilitate the implementation of the information reporting and... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 European Union, Italy, Switzerland, United States Tax Enforcement
European Union Proposes 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive On February 5, 2013, the European Commission proposed the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive as a means to strengthen the European Union’s (EU) efforts to combat money laundering,... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 European Union Corruption, European Commission, Money Laundering, Terrorism
Argentina and Iran Reach Agreement to Cooperation on 1994 Bombing of Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires On January 27, 2013, the Argentine government announced an agreement with Iran reached in Ethiopia to establish a joint commission to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 Argentina, Iran, Israel Mutual Legal Assistance
U.S. Court of Appeals Denies Arab Bank Appeal in Terror Civil Suit   On January 22, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismissed the appeal by defendant/appellant Arab Bank, PLC and denied the defendant’s petition for a writ of mandamus. The... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, United States Counter-terrorism
ICC Prosecutor Opens Investigation into War Crimes in Mali On January 16, 2013, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda formally opened an investigation into alleged crimes committed on the territory of Mali since January 2012.  After the... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 Africa International Criminal Court
EU Parliament Committee Endorses Rules on Customs Confiscating Pirated or Counterfeited Goods  On January 24, 2013, the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection overwhelmingly endorsed a deal with European Council to give customs officials at EU borders... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 European Union Counterfeiting, Customs, Customs Enforcement, Intellectual Property
Europol Investigation of Match Fixing in Soccer Reveals Widespread Corruption An investigation led by Europol and police teams from several European countries, including Germany, Finland, Hungary, Austria, and Slovenia, has revealed ongoing criminal activity in the world of... Sara Hefny 29 4 2013-04-01 Austria, European Union, Europe, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Singapore, Slovenia Corruption, Europol, International Gaming
EU Justice and Home Affairs Council Decides Many Criminal Justice Issues On December 6th and 7th, 2013, the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs Council met and took action on a number of criminal justice and law enforcement issues.[1]   Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 European Union Economic Integration, European Union
EU Opens European Cybercrime Center (EC3) at Europol On January 21, 2013, the new European Cybercrime Center (EC3) opened at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. EC3 will constitute the focal point in the European Union’s fight against cybercrime.[1] Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 European Union Cybercrime, Economic Integration
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Affirms Contempt against Grand Jury Targets for Not Producing FBAR Records  On February 7, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit unanimously affirmed the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, holding the Target and... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 United States Tax Enforcement
Council of Europe Adopts Recommendation on Combating Trafficking in Organs, Tissues and Cells of Human Origin     At its 6th sitting held on January 23, 2013, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Recommendation Towards a Council of Europe Convention to Combat Trafficking in... Michael Plachta 29 4 2013-04-01 European Union Council of the European Union, Human Trafficking
U.S. Court Fines Russian Government in Stolen Jewish Artifacts Case        On January 16, 2013, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth held the Russian government in contempt, ordering it to pay a $50,000-a-day fine until it complies with a court order to... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 Russia, United States Art and Cultural Property, Immunity, Sovereignty
U.S. District Court Authorizes John Doe Summons for UBS with Respect to Wegelin Correspondent Account On January 28, 2013, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered an order authorizing the Internal Revenue Service to issue a... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 Switzerland, United States Tax Enforcement
President Obama Signs Enhanced State Department Rewards Program On January 15, 2013, President Barack Obama signed  S. 2318, the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, into law.  President Obama explained that the law... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 Iraq, Philippines, Rwanda, United States International Criminal Court, Organized Crime
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Reports on Continued Ill-Treatment Of Conflict-Related Detainees in Afghan Custody         On January 27, 2013, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report titled ... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 Afghanistan, United States Law of War, United Nations
U.S. Blacklists and the Suspends Blacklist against Largest Afghan Private Airline for Smuggling Opium in Bulk           In early January 2013, the U.S. military blacklisted Kam Air, Afghanistan’s largest private airline, alleging that it is smuggling “bulk” quantities of opium on civilian flights to... Bruce Zagaris 29 4 2013-04-01 Afghanistan, United States Drug Enforcement
NGO Releases Comprehensive Report on Secret CIA Prisons and Extraordinary Rendition Operations On February 5, 2013, the the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), a New York-based human rights organization, released a report “Globalizing Torture”[2]. The report provides a detailed account of... Michael Plachta 29 4 2013-04-01 European Union, Macedonia, Poland, United States, World Extradition, Human Rights
Secret CIA Prison in Poland: the European Court of Human Rights Steps In Following the judgment delivered on December 13, 2012, by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) in the case of El-Masri v. “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (... Michael Plachta 29 4 2013-04-01 European Union, United States, World European Court of Human Rights, Extradition, Human Rights
British Woman Sentenced to Die by Indonesian Court for Drug Smuggling A British woman has been sentenced to death by a Bali court after smuggling over $2.5 million worth of cocaine onto the island in the lining of her suitcase[2]. 56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford was... Sara Hefny 29 4 2013-04-01 Australia, Indonesia, United Kingdom Death Penalty, Drug Enforcement
Italian Courts Convict CIA Agents and Italians Involved in the 2003 Abduction of Abu Omar On February 1st, 2013, Milan Appeals Court convicted three former US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials for their roles in the unlawful abduction of Usama Mostafa Hassan Nasr (known as Abu... Michael Plachta 29 4 2013-04-01 Egypt, Italy, United States Human Rights, Rendition