Articles

E.g., 2017-02
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Requests Extradition for Drug Charges of Nigerian Senator-Elect                 On May 23, 2015, Nigerian drug agents arrested Buruji Kashamu, 56 years old and a senator-elect, on charges in a 1998 indictment by a grand jury in Chicago for conspiracy to import... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2016-08-17 Nigeria, United States Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, Indictment, Money Laundering
Greenpeace Documents Chinese Illegal Fishing in Africa                 On May 20, 2015, Greenpeace issued a report, after a two-year investigation, stating that at least 74 fishing vessels owned and operated by four Chinese Distant Water Fishing (DWF)... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2016-08-17 Africa, China Environment, False Papers, Legislation, Maritime, Wildlife
U.S. and Five Banks Agree on Guilty Pleas to Settle Manipulating LIBOR Charges                 On May 20, 2015, the U.S. government and five major banks – Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Barclays PLC, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and UBS AG – have agreed to plead guilty... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2016-08-17 United States Charged with Crimes, Conspiracy, Economic Crimes, Financial Crimes
U.S. Indicts Chinese Academics for Economic Espionage and Theft of Trade Secrets                 On May 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of Tianjin University Professor Hao Zhang upon his entry into the U.S. from the People’s Republic of China (PRC)... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2016-08-17 China, United States Charged with Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Economic Espionage, Espionage, Indictment, Trade Crimes
13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Considers Innovative Mechanisms to Combat Cybercrime, Terrorism Recruitment and Wildlife Trafficking On April 12-19, the United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Plenary debated innovative mechanisms to combat cybercrime, terrorism recruitment, wildlife trafficking, and new... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2015-05-22 Adjective Assistance, Research, Teaching, Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Arms Trafficking, Border Security, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Conferences, Counter-terrorism, Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Cybercrime, Drug Enforcement, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Information Exchange, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Criminal and Comparative Law, International Law, International Organizations, Law Enforcement, Organized Crime, Policy/Directives, Political Leaders, Terrorism, United Nations
U.S. Justice Department Settles with Two Swiss Banks On May 8 and 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced resolutions with Vadian Bank AG (Vadian) and Finter Bank Zurich AG (Finter) respectively under the Department of Justice (DOJ)... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2015-05-22 Switzerland, United States Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Confidentiality, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Disclosure, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, International Banking Supervision, Investigation, Offshore trusts, Oversight, Penalties, Prosecution, Settlement, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation
International Law Commission has Published Its First Report on Crimes Against Humanity For the purpose of the sixty-seventh session of the International Law Commission which began on May 5, 2015, its Special Rapporteur, Sean D. Murphy, has prepared the First Report on Crimes Against... Michael Plachta 31 5 2015-05-22 Civil Rights Organizations, Comparative and International Law, Conferences, Crimes against Humanity, Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing, Human Rights, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Courts, International Crimes, International Law, International Organizations, United Nations
European Parliament Adopts the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive On May 20, 2015, the European Parliament has adopted new rules to help fight money laundering and terrorist financing in the EU – the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), one of the key... Michael Plachta 31 5 2015-05-22 European Union, Europe Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Conferences, Corruption, Council of the European Union, Data Sharing, Disclosure, Due Diligence, European Commission, European Union, Money Laundering
U.K. Charges Former Alstom Director with Corruption in Supply of Budapest Metro On May 12, 2015, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) brought additional charges as part of its ongoing investigation of Alstom Network UK Ltd.  In addition to the charges that were announced as part of... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2015-05-22 France, Hungary, United Kingdom Administration of Justice, Bribery, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Corruption, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Cambodia Deports Russian Businessman on Embezzlement Charges On May 17, 2015, Cambodian law enforcement authorities deported Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky to Russia for alleged immigration violations after Russia pressed Cambodia to extradite him to face... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2015-05-22 Cambodia, Russia, Vietnam Deportation, Embezzlement, INTERPOL, Immigration, International Law
Council of Europe Ministers Adopt New Legal Standards for Tackling Foreign Terrorist Fighters At its 125th meeting in  Brussels, foreign ministers from member states of the Council of Europe (CoE) have adopted the first set of legally-binding international standards to help tackle so-called “... Michael Plachta 31 5 2015-05-22 Europe Adjective Assistance, Research, Teaching, Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Arrest, Asset Seizure, Border Security, Comparative and International Law, Conferences, Counter-terrorism, Cybercrime, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Fair Trial, Financial Supervision, Fugitive, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Law Enforcement, Mutual Legal Assistance, National Security, Policy/Directives, Political Leaders, Terrorism
New Measures on Counter-terrorism and Cybersecurity Proposed by the European Union On the invitation of the Austrian Salzburg Forum Chairmanship, the Ministers of the Interior of the Salzburg Forum Member States, their Group of Friends from the Western Balkans and the Republic of... Michael Plachta 31 5 2015-05-15 Austria, European Union, Europe Adjective Assistance, Research, Teaching, Adjective Enforcement, Arms Trafficking, Border Security, Comparative and International Law, Conferences, Counter-terrorism, Cross-Border Communication, Data Privacy, European Commission, European Union, Europol, Evidence Sharing, INTERPOL, International Convention, International Cooperation, Law Enforcement, Policy/Directives
The Philippines Deports a Former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Employee Charged with Attempted Spear-Phishing Attack on Department of Energy Computers On May 8, 2015, the United States Department of Justice announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Charles Harvey Eccleston, a former employee of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2015-05-15 Philippines, United States Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Extradition, Indictment, National Security, Undercover Operations
Austria Denies U.S. Extradition Request for Ukrainian Businessman On April 30, 2015, an Austrian court denied an extradition request from the United States for Ukrainian businessman Dmitry V. Firtash on the basis that it was politically motivated. U.S. federal... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2015-05-15 Austria, Russia, Ukraine, United States Arrest, Bribery, Charged with Crimes, Evidence Sharing, Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance
European Commission Adopts a New European Agenda on Security 2015-2020 On April 28, 2015, the European Commission published a new European Agenda on Security 2015-2020 to support better cooperation between Member States in the fight against terrorism, organized crime... Michael Plachta 31 5 2015-05-15 European Union Adjective Enforcement, Arms Trafficking, Asset Seizure, Border Security, Counter-terrorism, Customs Enforcement, Data Sharing, European Commission, European Union, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Policy/Directives
U.S. Appellate Court Affirms Extradition to S. Korea of U.S. Citizen for Murder Charges On May 4, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Arthur Patterson’s habeas corpus petition challenging a magistrate judge’s order certifying... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2015-05-15 South Korea, United States Administration of Justice, Arrest, Comparative and International Law, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Extradition, Fair Trial, International Cooperation
Canadian RCMP Disrupts National Human Smuggling and Sexual Exploitation Ring Between March 27and April 1, 2015, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police disrupted two major cells of a Canada-wide human smuggling and prostitution ring during an investigation targeting an Asian-based... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2015-05-08 Canada, China, Korea Gang Activity, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Illegal Importation, Immigration, International Crimes, Investigation, Organized Crime
Guatemala Extradites Alleged Leader of an International Drug Trafficking Organization On May 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Eliu Elixander Lorenzana-Cordon, 43, an alleged leader of an international drug trafficking organization based in Guatemala, was... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2015-05-08 Guatemala, United States Asset Seizure, Border Security, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, Gang Activity, Indictment, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Undercover Operations
Caribbean Community Calls on President Obama to Solve Problem of Bank De-risking, But Days Later Bank of America Terminates Correspondent Relationship with Belize Bank During the meeting between the heads of government of the Caribbean Community and U.S. president, Barack Obama, on April 9, 2015 in Jamaica, the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne,... Bruce Zagaris 31 5 2015-05-08 Caribbean, United States Banking Supervision, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Due Diligence, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Information Exchange, International Banking Supervision, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Organizations, Legislation, Money Laundering, Offshore Banking, Oversight, Policy/Directives, Transparency, U.S. Federal Government
UN Expert Group Presents Guidelines on the Judicial Challenge of the Arbitrariness and Lawfulness of Detention On April 29, 2015, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded its 72nd regular session in Geneva by adopting its final text of the “Basic Principles and Guidelines on Remedies... Michael Plachta 31 5 2015-05-08 European Union Administration of Justice, Comparative and International Law, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Detention, Fair Trial, Fair Use, Human Rights, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Law, Legal Ethics