Articles

E.g., 2017-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Inter-American Juridical Committee's Annual Report Deals with International Juridical Cooperation in Criminal Matters and Protection of Cultural Property During an Armed Conflict On January 24, 2014, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) released the Annual Report on the activities carried out by the Inter-American Juridical Committee (the... Michael Plachta 30 4 2016-08-10 Art and Cultural Property, Compliance, International Cooperation
Chinese Man Sentenced in Kenyan Court for Ivory Smuggling On January 28, 2014, a Kenyan court sentenced a Chinese man to pay a 20 million shilling ($233,100) fine or otherwise face seven years in jail for ivory smuggling. This conviction is the first since... Sara Hefny 30 4 2016-08-10 China, Kenya Endangered Species, Environment, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
Britain Signs MOU with Jamaica to Help Resettle Jamaican Deportees On December 17, 2013, the Jamaican and British governments signed an agreement, whereby the British government will provide J$48 million (one Jamaica Dollar = USD $0.01) for an 18-month project to... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Jamaica, United Kingdom Transfer of Prisoners
Texas Executes Mexican Notwithstanding Violation of His Consular Rights   On January 22, 2014, despite opposition from the State Department, Mexican officials, Latin advocates, and decisions by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the Inter-American Commission of... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Mexico, United States Capital Punishment, Consular rights
European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Wildlife Crime On January 15, 2014, the European Parliament (EP) adopted – at first reading – a legislative resolution on wildlife crime.[2] The procedure leading to the adoption of the resolution has been... Michael Plachta 30 4 2014-04-01 European Union European Union, Illegal Importation, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
OFAC Settles with Luxembourg Bank for $152 Million On January 23, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control announced a $152 million agreement with Clearstream Banking, S.A. (Clearstream), of Luxembourg to settle its... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Luxembourg, United States Economic Sanctions
European Court Upholds UK House of Lords’ Decision on State Immunity in Cases Involving Torture On January 14, 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court), Fourth Chamber, handed down its judgment in the long awaited case of Jones and others v. United Kingdom (application no. 34356/06... Michael Plachta 30 4 2014-04-01 European Union, Saudi Arabia Immunity, Torture
Court Prevents Taxpayers Right to Leave the U.S. Without Liquidating Overseas Property to Discharge Tax Debts On January 29, 2014, U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson of the U.S. District Court in Denver ordered two former Colorado residents who had moved to Ecuador to remain in the U.S. until they... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Ecuador, United States Tax Enforcement
INTERPOL Issues First Purple Notice for Commercial Fraud  On January 10, 2014, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) issued its first Purple Notice in connection with commercial fraud.  The notice was issued at the request of the... Lucas Balchun 30 4 2014-04-01 Qatar INTERPOL, Trade Enforcement
U.S. District Judge Orders Homeland Security to Remove Alien’s Name from No-Fly List and Give Reasons for Inclusion On January 14, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup ruled in favor of Rahinah Ibrahim, a former doctoral student at Stanford University, finding that she is “entitled by due process to a …... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Malaysia, United States Counter-terrorism, Human Rights
Swiss Federal Administrative Tribunal Rules Against Transfer of Data From Swiss Bank to the United States  On January 6, 2014, the Swiss Federal Administrative Tribunal, which hears cases of appeal against decrees issued by Swiss federal authorities, issued a decision, ruling that the Swiss Federal Tax... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Switzerland, United States Tax Enforcement
Council of Europe and European Union Launch Handbook on European Data Protection Law On January 28, 2014 – Data Protection Day – the Council of Europe and European Union Fundamental Rights Agency launch a practical guide on European data protection law.   Michael Plachta 30 4 2014-04-01 European Union, Uruguay Data Privacy
Canada Starts Offshore Tax Whistleblowing Program On January 15, 2014, Canadian Finance Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay started the Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP) to combat international tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance.  The new... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Canada Tax Enforcement
Alcoa World Alumina Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery and Will Pay $223 Million in Fines and Forfeiture On January 9, 2014, Alcoa World Alumina LLC, a majority-owned and controlled global alumina sales company of Alcoa Inc., plead guilty and agreed to pay $223 million in criminal fines and forfeiture... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Bahrain, United States Corruption
Vatican Denies Dominican Republic’s Extradition Request for Former Papal Nuncio  The Warsaw Office of the Prosecutor has reported that the Vatican has denied an extradition request by the Dominican Republic for Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who served as papal nuncio to the... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Dominican Republic, Poland, Vatican Extradition
Italy’s Highest Court Finds German Financier Extraditable to the U.S. on Fraud Charges  On January 10, 2014, Italy’s highest court found Florian Homm, a German financier wanted by the United States on fraud charges, extraditable to the U.S.  Homm intends to appeal to the Italian... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Germany, Italy, United States Extradition
U.S District Court Upholds IRS Regs Requiring Reporting on Interest Paid to NRAs On January 13, 2014, U.S District Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia granted the U.S. Department of Treasury motion for summary judgment in support of the... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Canada, United States Tax Enforcement
Australia Seeks Extradition from Hong Kong in Securities Case   On January 14, 2014, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission said it is seeking to prosecute a former executive of private Chinese firm Hanlong Mining Investment Pty Ltd. on insider... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Australia, Hong Kong Extradition, Securities Law, Securities Trade Enforcement
European Parliament Approves New Directive on the Return of Cultural Objects Among Member States At its regular meeting on January 21, 2014, the Committee on Culture and Education (the Committee) of the European Parliament (EP) adopted its report thereby approving the proposal for a directive... Michael Plachta 30 4 2014-04-01 European Union Cultural Property, European Union
After 15 Years, Belize Denies U.S. Extradition Request for Belizean National On January 16, 2014, Belize’s attorney general and minister of foreign affairs Wilfred Elrington formally denied the U.S. extradition request for Belizean Rhett Fuller for his alleged participation... Bruce Zagaris 30 4 2014-04-01 Belize, United States Extradition