Articles

E.g., 2017-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Charges English Futures Trader with Illegally Manipulating Stock Market and Requests His Extradition                 On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois announced the English law enforcement have arrested Navider Singh Sarao, 36, of Hounslow, United Kingdom on U... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2016-08-17 United Kingdom, United States Economic Crimes, Extradition, Fraud, Trade Crimes, Trade Enforcement
French Court Charges RBC with Tax Fraud                 On April 22, 2015, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Canada’s largest bank by assets, revealed that a French judge has referred its Bahamas unit to a French tribunal to face a charge of... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2016-08-17 Compliance, Conspiracy, Fraud, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution and Recommendation on Drones and Targeted Killings in the Context of Human Rights and International Law At its 17th sitting held on April 23, 2015, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a Resolution and Recommendation on drones and targeted killings in the context of human... Michael Plachta 31 4 2016-08-17 Europe Council of the European Union, Human Rights, International Law, Targeted Killings, Terrorism
European Leaders Struggle to Find Remedies following the Mediterranean’s Worse Migrant Shipwreck On April 19, 2015 a large overcrowded migrant vessel in the Mediterranean between the Libyan coast and the Italian island of Lampedusa capsized resulting in the death of up to 1,000 migrants – making... Robert Williams 31 4 2015-04-29 Italy, Libya Adjective Enforcement, Arrest, Border Security, Comparative and International Law, Council of the European Union, Data Sharing, Deportation, Detention, European Commission, European Union, Evidence Gathering, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Immigration, International Cooperation, Investigation, Maritime, Political Leaders, Political Strife, Smuggle, United Nations
Kenya Is the Latest Country to End Money Transfers to Somalia On April 7, 2015, in the aftermath of the attack that massacred 148 people at Garissa University College in central Kenya on April 2, Kenya has shut hawalas in an effort freeze assets suspected of... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2015-04-24 Kenya, Somalia Banking Supervision, Border Security, Compliance, Counter-terrorism, Due Diligence, Economic Sanctions, Financial Supervision, Freezing of Assets, Money Laundering, Offshore Banking, Penalties, Piracy, Policy/Directives, Political Leaders, Political Strife, Terrorism
U.S. Court Awards Family of Pastor $330 Million Default Judgment against North Korea On April 9, 2015, Judge Richard W. Roberts, U.S. District Court District of Columbia ordered North Korea to pay $15 million in compensatory damages and $300 million in punitive damages each to the... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2015-04-24 China, North Korea, South Korea, United States Administration of Justice, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Human Rights, Kidnaping, Sentencing, Victims Compensation
Europol and Eurojust Release Proposals on Counter Terrorism On March 16, 2015, Europol released its proposals on improving information and intelligence exchange in the area of counter terrorism across the European Union (EU). A week later, Eurojust released... Michael Plachta 31 4 2015-04-24 European Union, Europe Border Security, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Conferences, Counter-terrorism, Eurojust, European Union, Europol, Information Exchange
President Obama Asks Congress to Rescind Cuba’s Classification as a State Sponsor of Terrorism On April 14, 2015, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the Executive Branch was removing Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.  The announcement sets... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2015-04-17 Cuba, United States Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Counter-terrorism, Cross-Border Communication, Federal Code, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Policy/Directives, Political Leaders, Political Strife, Sanctions, Terrorism, U.S. Federal Government
U.S. Justice Department and Microsoft File Briefs in U.S. Court of Appeals On March 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice filed its appellate brief and on April 8, 2015, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP filed its reply brief on behalf of Microsoft.  The case is a... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2015-04-17 Ireland, United States Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Confidentiality, Court Conviction, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Evidence Sharing, Fair Trial, Federal Code, Indictment, Intellectual Property, Jurisdiction, Lawsuits, Legal Ethics, Mutual Legal Assistance
EU Releases Report on EULEX Corruption Scandal in Kosovo On April 14, 2015, the EU Foreign Service released a report which contains the findings of an enquiry into allegations involving the European Union’s mission to combat organized crime and corruption... Michael Plachta 31 4 2015-04-17 European Union, Kosovo Compliance, Corruption, Disclosure, European Union, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Inspection, Investigation
Swiss Asset Manager Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with U.S. Taxpayers to Commit Tax Crimes On March 31, 2015, Peter Amrein, 53, a Swiss citizen and former asset manager at a Swiss management firm, pleaded guilty to conspiring with U.S. taxpayer clients and others to help U.S. taxpayers... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2015-04-09 Switzerland, United States Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Compliance, Confidentiality, Conspiracy, Court Conviction, FATF, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens
BSI is the First Bank to Reach Settlement in U.S. DOJ Voluntary Disclosure Program for Swiss Banks On March 30, 2015, the U.S Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that BSI SA of Lugano, Switzerland, one of the ten largest private banks in Switzerland, is the first bank to reach a resolution under... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2015-04-09 Switzerland, United States Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Compliance, Confidentiality, Conspiracy, Disclosure, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Information Exchange, Inspection, International Banking Supervision, Investigation, Offshore Banking, Offshore trusts, Settlement, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens
Obama Issues Executive Order Blocking Property of Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities On April 1, 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. § 1701)(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq.) (NEA),... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2015-04-09 Computer Crimes, Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Economic Espionage, Economic Sanctions, Freezing of Assets, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Sanctions
U.S. Deports Former Salvadoran General for Torture and Killings in the 1980s and Arrests for Extradition to Spain a Former Salvadoran Colonel On April 8, 2015, the United States deported former defense minister of El Salvador, General Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, after the Board of Immigration Appeals found that he was responsible by... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2015-04-09 El Salvador, Spain, United States Administration of Justice, Crimes against Humanity, Cross-Border Communication, Detention, Expulsion, Extradition, Human Rights, Immigration, Information Exchange, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Victims Compensation, War Crimes
European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Cooperation with Arab States in Countering Terrorism On March 12, 2015, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on cooperation with Arab states in countering terrorism. The adoption of this resolution follows an earlier EP resolution of February... Michael Plachta 31 4 2015-04-02 European Union, Middle East Counter-terrorism, European Commission, European Union, International Cooperation, International Law, Policy/Directives
Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Pleads Guilty and Will Pay More than $232 Million For Violating U.S. Sanctions Concerning Iran and Sudan On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. (SOHL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd., has agreed to enter a guilty plea and to... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2015-04-02 Iran, Sudan, United States Administration of Justice, Compliance, Customs Enforcement, Economic Crimes, Economic Sanctions, Financial Crimes, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Investigation, Sanctions, Settlement, Training
European Parliament Approves Directive on the Presumption of Innocence On March 31st, 2015, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament (EP) approved a draft directive on the protection of the presumption of innocence. ... Michael Plachta 31 4 2015-04-02 European Union Administration of Justice, Civil Rights, Comparative and International Law, Confidentiality, European Court of Human Rights, Fair Trial, Fair Use, Human Rights, Legal Ethics, Prosecution, Self-Incrimination
UK Parliament Releases Its Report on Foreign Fighters On March 26, 2015, the Home Affairs Committee appointed by the UK House of Commons released its nineteenth report on counter-terrorism. The whole document focuses on foreign fighters. The Committee... Michael Plachta 31 4 2015-04-02 Iraq, Syria, United Kingdom Border Security, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Legal Ethics, Penalties, Policy/Directives, Terrorism
Council of Europe Special Committee Submits Draft Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism At its 3rd meeting on March 23-26, 2015, the Council of Europe Committee on Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Related Issues (COD-CTE) has examined and finalized the draft of the Additional Protocol... Michael Plachta 31 4 2015-04-02 Europe Border Security, Conferences, Counter-terrorism, Crimes, Information Exchange, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Terrorism
U.S. Board of Immigration Affirms Deportation of Salvadoran General for Torture and Crimes against Humanity On March 11, 2015, the United States Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) upheld the removal Order for Vides Casanova in a case published as a precedent, thereby controlling future rulings by... Bruce Zagaris 31 4 2015-04-02 El Salvador, United States Administration of Justice, Charged with Crimes, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Deportation, Human Rights, International Law, Lawsuits, Trial