Articles

E.g., 2017-03
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Auction House and Corporate President Plead Guilty to Wildlife Smuggling Conspiracy Involving Black Rhino Horn, Elephant Ivory and Coral On January 14, 2015, Elite Estate Buyers (EEB), dba Elite Decorative Arts, an auction house located in Boynton Beach, Florida, and the company’s President and owner, Christopher Hayes, pleaded guilty... Bruce Zagaris 31 1 2015-01-27 Canada, China, United States Asset Seizure, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Endangered Species, Environment, Illegal Importation, Sentencing, Trade Crimes, Wildlife Smuggle
Foreign Terrorist Fighters in a Global Perspective The phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) has been widely debated in the context of counter-terrorism policy, especially following the attacks in Paris, France, in January 2015. Its... Michael Plachta 31 1 2015-01-27 European Union, Europe Border Security, Conferences, Counter-terrorism, Data Sharing, European Union, Evidence Sharing, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Law Enforcement, Mutual Legal Assistance
Amnesty International Releases Its Briefing on Secret CIA Detention Centers in Europe On January 20, 2015, Amnesty International released its latest document on secret CIA detention centers in Europe.  Michael Plachta 31 1 2015-01-27 Europe, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania Central Intelligence Agency, Counter-terrorism, Human Rights
The Hague – Marrakech Memorandum on Foreign Terrorist Fighters The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum on Good Practices for a More Effective Response to the Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) Phenomenon was adopted at the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Fifth... Michael Plachta 31 1 2015-01-27 Counter-terrorism, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Information Exchange, International Cooperation, International Crimes
Fourteen Indictments Unsealed Against 60 Members of Sinaloa Cartel On January 16, 2015, fourteen indictments were unsealed charging sixty alleged members and associates of the Mexico-based Sinaloa Cartel, including the highest ranking leaders, lieutenants and... Bruce Zagaris 31 1 2015-01-27 Mexico, United States Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Freezing of Assets, Gang Activity, Gangs, Law Enforcement, Money Laundering, Organized Crime
Trinidad and Tobago Court Rules Trinidadian National Must Be Extradited to St. Vincent and the Grenadines On January 21, 2015, the Trinidad and Tobago Central Authority, under the direction of the Attorney General Anand Ramlogan SC, successfully obtained the committal (e.g., agreement to extradite) of... Bruce Zagaris 31 1 2015-01-27 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago Detention, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, International Cooperation
U.S. Issues Regulations Liberalizing Relations with Cuba On January 16, 2015, the Obama Administration issued final regulations amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), liberalizing transactions... Bruce Zagaris 31 1 2015-01-23 Cuba, United States Sanctions
Greek Government Will Extradite Algerian Terrorist Suspect to Belgium On January 20, 2015, a Greek justice source said Greece will extradite to Belgium an Algerian man with suspected ties to a jihadist cell dismantled by Belgian security forces. Bruce Zagaris 31 1 2015-01-23 Belgium, Greece Counter-terrorism, European Union, Extradition
Swiss Convict Whistleblower Rudolf Elmer of Violating Bank Secrecy Law On January 19, 2015, former Julius Baer employee and whistleblower Rudolf Elmer was found guilty of violating Swiss bank secrecy laws by transmitting data about offshore clients to WikiLeaks, which... Bruce Zagaris 31 1 2015-01-23 Switzerland, United States Bank Secrecy, Whistle-blowing
New Documents and Data Indicate a Secret CIA Detention Facility in Lithuania New analysis and previously unpublished documents released by legal charity REPRIEVE show that the CIA held prisoners in Lithuania in 2005 and 2006, contrary to official denials.   Michael Plachta 31 1 2015-01-23 Lithuania, United States Central Intelligence Agency, Torture
Microsoft Files Appellate Court Brief on Search of Emails in Ireland Supported by a Host of Amicus Briefs from Ireland, the EU, and the High Tech Industry On December 8, 2014, counsel for Microsoft Corporation filed its appellate brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, challenging the U.S. District Court’s decision on July 31, 2014,... Bruce Zagaris 31 1 2015-01-23 European Union, Ireland, United States Eurojust, Mutual Legal Assistance, Privacy
EU Reaches Agreement on Adopting the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive On January 12, 2015, the Council of the European Union announced a tentative agreement on a proposal for a directive on the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering directive. Bruce Zagaris 31 1 2015-01-23 European Union European Union, Financial Supervision, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Law, Money Laundering, Policy/Directives
Palestine’s Accession to the International Criminal Court Has Numerous Legal and Political Implications On January 2, 2015, Palestinian Authority (PA) officials presented to the United Nations (U.N.) documents for accession to 16 international conventions and treaties, including the Rome Statute of the... Michael Plachta 31 1 2015-01-16 Israel, Palestine Administration of Justice, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Crimes against Humanity, Human Rights, International Convention, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Court, International Law, International Organizations, Investigation, Jurisdiction, Law of War, Political Leaders, Political Strife, United Nations
Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Sought By ICC Surrenders to U.S. Forces On January 5, 2015, the United States government said Dominic Ongwen, a top commander in the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) may have surrendered to U.S. forces in central Africa. Bruce Zagaris 31 1 2015-01-16 Central African Republic, Uganda, United States Abuse of Children, Administration of Justice, Arrest, Crimes against Humanity, Genocide, Human Rights, Human Trafficking
Former Japanese Executive Pleas to Price Fixing and Bid Rigging on Automobile Parts and to Agrees to Term of Imprisonment On January 6, 2015, a former executive of Japan-based Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. agreed to plead guilty and to serve one year and one day in a U.S. prison for participating in a conspiracy to fix prices... Bruce Zagaris 31 1 2015-01-16 Japan, United States Charged with Crimes, Court Conviction, Financial Crimes, Investigation, Regulation, Sentencing
EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Reports on the Implementation of the EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy On October 13, 2014, the European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (CTC) released his report on the implementation of the EU counter-terrorism Strategy. Michael Plachta 31 1 2015-01-16 European Union Counter-terrorism, Eurojust, European Union, Europol, Evidence Sharing, Information Exchange, Intelligence, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Law Enforcement, Mutual Legal Assistance, Terrorism
Argentine Supreme Court Approves Extradition of American Citizen Wanted for Murder of Wife to the U.S. Based on U.S. Assurances about Potential Sentence On December 29, 2014, the Argentine Supreme Court approved the extradition of Kurt Sonnenfeld, a former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) spokesman who claims the U.S. government has helped... Bruce Zagaris 31 1 2015-01-09 Argentina, United States
Europol Evaluates Operation Archimedes In June 2013, the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council adopted the current 9 priorities concerning the fight against serious and organized crime for 2014–2017. In January 2014, all 12 Operational... Michael Plachta 31 1 2015-01-09 Europe
Panama Adopts Banking Regulations Requiring Immobilization of Bearer Shares On December 2, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Superintendency of Banks issued a resolution requiring banks operating in Panama (hereinafter “banks”) opening new accounts for corporations issuing... Miguel González Marcos, Bruce Zagaris and Luis Shirley 31 1 2015-01-09 Panama
European Union Considers Further Measures Against Foreign Terrorist Fighters The problem of foreign terrorist fighters has been on the agenda of various organs and bodies of the European Union for some time. Providing effective criminal justice response is among the top four... Michael Plachta 31 1 2015-01-09

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