Articles

E.g., 2017-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
High Court of England and Wales Delivers Judgment in Serdar Mohammed v. Ministry of Defense On May 2nd, 2014, the High Court of England and Wales, per Justice Leggatt, delivered a comprehensive judgment in Serdar Mohammed v. Ministry of Defense, holding that the United Kingdom lacks... Michael Plachta 30 8 2016-08-10 Afghanistan, United Kingdom European Court of Human Rights, Fair Trial, Legal Ethics, Prisoner Rights
UK Parliament Reports on Counter-terrorism On May 9, 2014, the Home Affairs Committee appointed by the UK House of Commons released its seventeenth report on counter-terrorism.[2] It follows the CONTEST Annual Report published in April 2014.[... Michael Plachta 30 8 2016-08-10 Syria, United Kingdom Counter-terrorism, Financial Enforcement, International Law, Jurisdiction, Terrorism
Deceased Holder of Disputed Nazi-Looted Art Leaves Collection to Swiss Museum in Will Cornelius Gurlitt, the ascetic German who turned the art world on its head when he revealed a huge collection of 19th and 20th century famous European works that had been hidden for decades, died at... Sara Hefny 30 8 2016-08-10 Germany Art and Cultural Property, International Law, Investigation, Property Restitution, Victims Compensation
Ukraine Accepts Limited Jurisdiction of ICC and ICC Opens Preliminary Investigation into Alleged Crimes against Humanity                 On April 17, 2014, the Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Herman von Hebel, received a declaration lodged by Ukraine accepting the ICC’s jurisdiction with respect to... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2016-08-10 Ukraine Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court, Investigation
European Commission on Negotiations on EU-U.S. Data Protection "Umbrella Agreement" In April 2014, the European Commission (the Commission) released information on state of play of negotiations on EU-U.S. data protection “Umbrella Agreement”.[2]   Michael Plachta 30 8 2016-08-10 European Union, United States Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Detention, Investigation
British Prime Minister Encourages Dependent Territories to Adopt Open Registries  On April 25, 2014, British Prime Minister David Cameron sent a letter to the leaders of the UK’s overseas territories and crown dependencies to encourage them to create public registries that would... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 United Kingdom Corruption, Money Laundering, Transparency
European Data Protection Supervisor Comments on the European Terrorist Finance Tracking System On April 17, 2014, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) released his comments on two recent documents concerning the European Terrorist Finance Tracking System (TFTS).[2] One is the... Michael Plachta 30 8 2014-08-01 European Union Terrorism
U.S. Treasury Suspends FATCA IGA with Russia as Two Senior Senators Call for Treasury to Refrain from Concluding an IGA As a result of the Russian annexation of Crimea, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has ceased negotiating a Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 Russia, United States Economic Sanctions, Tax Enforcement
U.S. and U.K. Pledge Resources to Help Immediately Recover Stolen Assets  On April 29, 2014, at the start of Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery (UFAR) in London, both United States Attorney General Eric Holder and the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, MP, who hosted the meeting, pledged... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 United Kingdom, United States Asset Seizure, Corruption
U.S. Indicts California Banker for Helping Conceal Israeli Accounts as Israel Signs FATCA IGA  On April 30, 2014, Shokrollah Baravarian, of Beverly Hills California, was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California with conspiracy to defraud the United States.[1... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 Israel, United States Tax Enforcement
Morocco Extradites Person to the U.S. to Face Human Smuggling Charges  On April 28, 2014, Habtom Merhay, a national of Eritrea and a citizen of the United Kingdom, appeared for the first time in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to face human smuggling... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, United Kingdom, United States Human Trafficking, Smuggle
Spain Denies Argentine Extradition Request for Franco-Era Crimes     On April 30, 2014, Spain’s National Court denied Argentina’s request for the second defendant with respect to alleged crimes against humanity committed during the 1970s, the final years of the... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 Argentina, Spain Crimes against Humanity, Extradition, Torture
Officials and NGO Discuss U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking On May 7, 2014, Richard J. Driscoll, Office of Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State, introduced and moderated a panel on U.S. government efforts to combat wildlife trafficking.  The program was... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 United States Endangered Species, Environment, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
Turkey to Request U.S. To Extradite Cleric   In an interview with Charlie Rose, the U.S. broadcaster, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the United States government to extradite or expel Fethullah Gülen, a Pennsylvania-... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 Turkey, United States Extradition
Honduras Extradites Suspected Drug Trafficker to the U.S.   On May 9, 2014, the United States State Department announced that Honduras has extradited a suspected drug trafficker to the United States for the first time.[1]   Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 Colombia, Honduras, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition
Reports of Abuse by U.S. Border Patrol Agents Evidence Systematic Violations of International Human Rights  Hundreds of official complaints filed with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) and reported to watchdog groups by migrants attempting to cross the U.S. – Mexico border provide evidence of... Lucas Balchun 30 8 2014-08-01 Mexico, United States Human Rights, Immigration
U.S. and Swiss Asset Management Firm Agree to a Non-Prosecution Agreement  On May 9, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Swisspartners Investment Network AG, a Swiss-based asset management firm, and three of its wholly-owned subsidiaries (Collectively, the... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 Switzerland, United States Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
PRC Charges Former Head of Glaxo with Bribery On May 14, 2014, Chinese police announced they had charged Mark Reilly, the former head of GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s China unit, and other colleagues with corruption, after an investigation determined... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 China Corruption
A New Special International Court for Kosovo Is to Emerge A new international court, funded by the European Union, is expected to begin hearings in the Netherlands as early as next year to exclusively try crimes allegedly committed by Kosovo's ethnic... Michael Plachta 30 8 2014-08-01 European Union, Kosovo International Criminal Court
U.S. Charges Chinese National with Using Front Companies to Evade Iran Sanctions On April 2, 2014, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and other law enforcement officials, announced that Fangwei (also known by his alias “Karl Lee,”),... Bruce Zagaris 30 8 2014-08-01 China, Iran, United States Economic Sanctions, Export Enforcement