Articles

E.g., 2017-07
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
New German Document Discloses Fresh Information on European Undercover Policing Networks In January 2015 German Government revealed new document obtained from the German Parliament, Budestag, in response to the Minor Interpellation submitted by Member of the Bundestag Andrej Hunko and... Michael Plachta 31 2 2016-08-17 Germany Counter-terrorism, International Cooperation, Organized Crime, Terrorism, Undercover Operations
24th Summit of the African Union Continues Tense Relationships between AU and the International Criminal Court At the 24th Summit of the African Union (AU) held January 23-31, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,[2] the AU Assembly of Heads of States and Governments discussed, among other issues on its agenda,... Michael Plachta 31 2 2016-08-17 Africa International Criminal Court
European Court of Human Rights Makes Its Judgement Against Poland Final in the Case of CIA Rendition and Use of Torture On February 16, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber panel of five judges decided to refer two cases and to reject requests to refer 19 other cases – including the judgment of July... Michael Plachta 31 2 2016-08-17 Europe European Court of Human Rights, European Union, Human Rights
Canadian Supreme Court Deals Another Blow to Lawyers Due Diligence On February 13, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada again dealt a blow to anti-money laundering laws for lawyers, when it unanimously struck down sections of the law permitting authorities to search... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-02-20 Canada Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Legal Ethics, Legislation, Money Laundering
ICIJ Information Dump Precipitates New Tax Investigations On February 8, 2015, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released information on almost 60,000 files from HSBC’s Swiss private banking branch, causing tax authorities to... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-02-20 France, United Kingdom Asset Seizure, Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Data Sharing, Offshore Banking, Offshore trusts, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation
FinCEN and SEC Impose Penalties on Oppenheimer On January 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) imposed a $20 million civil money penalty against Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. for violations... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-02-20 Bahamas, United States Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Money Laundering, Securities Exchange Commission, Securities Law, Securities Trade Enforcement
Germany Detains Former Swiss Banker on U.S. Tax Evasion Charges On February 5, 2015, the media reported Roger Keller, a former client adviser in Zurich at Wegelin & Co., was arrested on February 2, 2015, on an extradition warrant arising out of an indictment... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-02-13 Germany, Switzerland, United States Extradition, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation, Warrants
European Parliament Adopts Resolution on the Use of Torture by the CIA On February 11, 2015, European Parliament adopted a resolution on the U.S. Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA. The Parliament was divided on this issue. The resolution was approved by 363... Michael Plachta 31 2 2015-02-13 European Union Central Intelligence Agency, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, Human Rights, Terrorism, Torture
U.S. Presidential Task Force Releases Implementation Plan for the National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking On February 11, 2015, the Departments of Justice, State and Interior unveiled the implementation plan for the U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.  The agencies are co-chairs of... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-02-13 United States Policy/Directives, Smuggle, U.S. Federal Government, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle
European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Counter-terrorism On February 11, 2015, European Parliament adopted by 532 votes to 136 a resolution on counter-terrorism measures. The joint motion for the resolution was tabled by MEPs representing all political... Michael Plachta 31 2 2015-02-13 European Union Counter-terrorism, Cybercrime, European Union, Information Exchange, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Legislation, Terrorism
Italy Recovers Record Amount of Looted Antiquities in Swiss Warehouses On January 21, 2015, Italian Carabinieri (military police) displayed at Terme de Diocleziano museum, during a press conference in Rome, what they said was a record amount of rare antiquities... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-02-06 Italy, Switzerland Art and Cultural Property, Property Restitution
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution and Recommendation on Witness Protection in the Fight Against Organized Crime and Terrorism At its 9th sitting held on January 30, 2015, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a Resolution and Recommendation on witness protection in the context of the fight... Michael Plachta 31 2 2015-02-06 Europe Administration of Justice, Organized Crime, Terrorism, Witness Protection
U.S. Indicts Furniture Company as Front for Smuggling Endangered Fish from Mexico On January 8, 2015, Kam Wing Chan, the owner of Kaven Company, Inc. (“Kaven”), was arraigned in the U.S. District Court in San Diego on charges concerning the smuggling from Mexico of millions of... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-02-06 Mexico, United States Endangered Species, Smuggle, Trade Enforcement
U.S. Indicts 3 Russians for Collecting Economic Intelligence and Failing to Register as Foreign Agents On January 26, 2014, Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, and other law enforcement officials, announced a criminal complaint against three Russians in connection with service by... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-02-06 Russia, United States Detention, Disclosure, Intelligence, Self-Incrimination, Sentencing
European Court of Human Rights Delivered Its Judgment in the Trabelsi Case On September 4, 2014, the European Court of Human Rights – (Former Fifth Section), sitting as a Chamber, delivered its judgment in the case Trabelsi v. Belgium. The case concerned the extradition,... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-02-06 Belgium, European Union, Tunisia, United States European Court of Human Rights, Human Rights, Prisoner Rights
International Court of Justice Delivers Its Judgments in the Genocide Case Between Croatia and Serbia On February 3, 2015, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered its judgment in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-02-06 Croatia, Serbia Court Conviction, Crimes against Humanity
European Court of Human Rights Delivers Its Judgment in the Hutchinson Case On February 3, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights – Fifth Section, sitting as a Chamber, delivered its long awaited judgment (the first application to the Court was submitted in 2008) in the... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-02-06 European Union, United Kingdom European Court of Human Rights, Human Rights, International Courts, International Criminal and Comparative Law, International Law
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Rules for Burkina Faso Journalist in Criminal Defamation Case On December 5, 2014, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) in the matter of Lohé Issa Konaté (Applicant) v. Burkina Faso (Respondent State) ruled unanimously in support of Mr.... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-01-30 Burkina Faso Administration of Justice, Comparative and International Law, Court Conviction, Fair Trial, Human Rights, International Courts, International Law, Trial
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution and Recommendation on Terrorist Attacks in Paris At its 5th sitting held on January 28, 2015, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a Resolution and Recommendation in reaction to the Paris terrorist attacks. The debate... Michael Plachta 31 2 2015-01-30 European Union Border Security, Counter-terrorism, Cross-Border Communication, Human Rights, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Organizations
UN Security Council Adopts Resolution to Make Policing Essential Part of Peacekeeping Mandates On November 20, 2014, the United Nations Security Council adopted unanimously Resolution 2185 (2014), resolving to make policing an integral part of the mandates of UN peacekeeping operations and... Bruce Zagaris 31 2 2015-01-30 Human Trafficking, Law Enforcement, Security Council, United Nations