Articles

E.g., 2017-04
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
30 Countries Agree to Take Enforcement Action against Ivory-trading                 On December 2, 2013, 30 countries agreed to act to protect elephant poaching in Africa and combat trafficking in ivory.[1]   Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2016-08-10 Corruption, Money Laundering, Organized Crime, Wildlife
Fair Trials International Issues Report with Recommendations on Improving the Operation of INTERPOL                 On November 27, 2013, Fair Trials International (FTI) issued an important and badly needed report on problems with the operation of Interpol Red notices, diffusions, and related... Bruce Zagaris and Michael Plachta 30 2 2016-08-10 European Union, Europe Detention, European Commission, Human Rights, INTERPOL, Political Leaders
Thailand Extradites 5 Persons to the U.S. on Meth Trafficking Charges On November 21, 2013, the Thai government extradited five persons charged with conspiracy to import 100 kilograms of nearly pure North Korean-made methamphetamine into the United States. [1]   Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2014-02-01 Hong Kong, North Korea, Thailand, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition
Setback for Europol: European Parliament Rejects Council’s Bid for Entering Into External Agreements On October 23, 2013, the European Parliament (EP) adopted its resolution calling on the Council of the European Union (the Council) not to authorize the opening of negotiations on new cooperation... Michael Plachta 30 2 2014-02-01 European Union, Europe Council of the European Union, Europol
UN Secretary-General Reports on Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea off the Coast of Somalia On October 21, 2013, the United Nations Secretary-General (UNS-G) submitted to the Security Council (the Council) his report on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the... Michael Plachta 30 2 2014-02-01 Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia Maritime
U.S. Indicts Former Mexican Governor of Tamaulipas and Two Former Politicians from Coahuila in Two Different Cases of Corruption and Money Laundering  On November 27, 2013, and December 2, 2013, the Office of the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Texas announced indictments against former high-level Mexican officials.  On December 2, 2013... Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2014-02-01 Mexico, United States Corruption
U.S. Judges Authorize IRS to Issue John Doe Summons for Records of U.S. Taxpayer Accounts at Zurcher Kantonalbank and Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son. Limited and Affiliates On November 7 and 12, 2013, two U.S. District Court judges issued orders authorizing the IRS to issue summons to banks to produce information about U.S. taxpayers who may be evading or have evaded... Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2014-02-01 Switzerland, United States Tax Enforcement
World Bank/UNODC Report Criticizes Foreign Bribery Settlements as Not Helping Developing Countries A report of the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR)/World Bank/United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime focuses on how the imposition of monetary sanctions through settlements compares to the... Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2014-02-01 OECD Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Bribery, Corruption
Cambodia Detains Russian Tycoon on Russian Extradition Request   On November 11, 2013, Cambodian law enforcement authorities detained Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky on a Russian extradition warrant with respect to embezzlement charges concerning Polonsky’s... Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2014-02-01 Cambodia, Russia Extradition
Swiss Forfeit Siemens Slush Funds On November 12, 2013, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) announced it had closed the Siemens case concerning the telecommunications sector.  Siemens has established and operated... Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2014-02-01 Germany, Switzerland Asset Forfeiture, Money Laundering
German Government Task Force will Release List of Gurlitt Works Seized  On November 14, 2013, a German government task force investigating a cache of lost art discovered in the Munich apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, the elderly son of an art dealer for the Nazis who... Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2014-02-01 Germany, Poland Cultural Property
U.S. Offers Reward to Help Dismantle Asian Wildlife-Trafficking Syndicate   On November 13, 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced a $1 million reward for information to help dismantle the Xaysavang Network, allegedly one of Asia’s largest wildlife-... Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2014-02-01 Kenya, Laos, South Africa, United States Environment, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
UN Security Council Refuses to Defer Kenyan Trials at the International Criminal Court On November 15, 2013, the U.N. Security Council refused to delay (defer – to use the words of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, ICC) trial of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and... Michael Plachta 30 2 2014-02-01 Kenya International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Court
EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting On November 18, 2013, in Washington, D.C., the European Union – United States Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting took place. Participants to the meeting included European Commission Vice-... Michael Plachta 30 2 2014-02-01 European Union, United States Counter-terrorism, EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, European Union, International Cooperation
UK Supreme Court Rules on the Definition of Terrorism in Regina v Mohammed Gul On October 23, 2013, in its judgment in the Regina v Mohammed Gul case, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom tackled two important issues: the definition of terrorism in times of armed conflict... Michael Plachta 30 2 2014-02-01 United Kingdom International Courts, Terrorism, United Nations
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Delivers its Order in the “Arctic Sunrise” Case On November 22, 2013, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (the Tribunal) delivered its Order in The “Arctic Sunrise” Case (Kingdom of the Netherlands v. Russian Federation).[2]  It... Michael Plachta 30 2 2014-02-01 Netherlands, Russia International Criminal Tribunal, Maritime
The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Concluded its Twelfth Session ​On November 28, 2013 the Assembly of States Parties (“the Assembly”) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) concluded its twelfth session in The Hague.   Michael Plachta 30 2 2014-02-01 Kenya International Criminal Court
Former UBS Wealth Management Head Agrees to Extradition to the U.S.  On November 25, 2013, at a court hearing in Bologna, Italy, former UBS wealth management head Raoul Weil agreed to be extradited to the United States to face trial for aiding and abetting tax... Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2014-02-01 Italy, Switzerland, United States Extradition, Tax Enforcement
Two Executives Indicted for Fixing Prices in Automobile Parts in the U.S. While Three Executives Plead Guilty to Participating in Global Seatbelt Price Fixing Conspiracy On November 21, 2013, the United States Department of Justice announced that a Cleveland federal grand jury returned an indictment against two executives of a Japanese automotive supplier for their... Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2014-02-01 Japan, United States Antitrust Cooperation
OECD Global Forum Blacklists 4 Jurisdictions and Establishes Group for Automatic Exchange of Information On November 22, 2013, the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes held its sixth meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, at which it reported that four jurisdictions (... Bruce Zagaris 30 2 2014-02-01 OECD Tax Enforcement