Articles

E.g., 2017-02
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
OECD’s 4th Forum on Tax and Crime Unveils Report Proposing Sharing of STRs                 On September 18, 2015, the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration hosted the fourth OECD Forum on Tax and Crime, which focused on the future threats and opportunities for law... Bruce Zagaris 31 9 2016-09-08 Netherlands Antilles OECD, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
U.S. Delivers Graft Suspect to China                 On September 18, 2015, for the first time since 2004 the United States surrendered a suspected criminal to China to answer graft charges.[1]   Bruce Zagaris 31 9 2016-09-08 China, United States Bribery, Corruption, Extradition
European Parliament Releases Its Study on the CIA Rendition and Secret Detention Program In September 2015, the European Parliament released its study on EU and Member State inquiries into CIA Rendition and Secret Detention.[2]   Michael Plachta 31 9 2016-09-08 Detention, Espionage, Intelligence, Interrogation, Torture
EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Reports on the State of Play on Implementation of Measures The European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (CTC) has briefed the Member States’ delegations on state of play on implementation of measures.[2]   Michael Plachta 31 9 2016-09-08 Europe Council of the European Union, Counter-terrorism, Europol, Information Exchange
EU Foreign Policy Chief Announces Phase Two of the EU Naval Operation EUNAVFOR Med Against Migrants Smuggling On September 24, 2015, the European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini announced “phase two” of the EU naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea.   Michael Plachta 31 9 2016-09-08 European Union, Europe Human Rights, Immigration, Information Exchange, Intelligence, International Cooperation
International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala Identifies Guatemalan Political Leaders as Responsible for Customs Corruption                 On August 25, 2015, the Guatemalan Supreme Court decided unanimously to approve a motion by the attorney general to impeach Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina.  The impeachment... Bruce Zagaris 31 9 2016-09-08 Guatemala Corruption, Indictment, Prosecution
Obama Administration Issues Additional Revisions to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and Export Administration Regulations                 On September 18, 2015, the Department of the Treasury (Office of Foreign Asset Control - OFAC) and Department  and Commerce (Bureau of Industry and Security – BIS) announced... Bruce Zagaris 31 9 2016-09-08 Cuba, United States International Law, Regulation
U.S. District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction against FinCEN’s Enforcement of Special Measures against FBME Bank Ltd. On August 27, 2015, U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper of the U.S. District Court for District of Columbia issued a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial... Bruce Zagaris 31 9 2015-09-18 Cyprus, Tanzania, United States Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Compliance, Court Conviction, Due Diligence, Fair Trial, Fair Use, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Freezing of Assets, Lawsuits, Legislation, Money Laundering, Offshore Banking, Offshore trusts, Oversight, Policy/Directives
U.S. Court Imposes John Doe Summons against Belize Offshore Banks On September 16, 2015, a U.S. District Court in Miami entered an order authorizing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to serve a "John Doe" summons seeking information about U.S. taxpayers who may... Bruce Zagaris 31 9 2015-09-18 Belize, United States Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Asset Forfeiture, Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Court Conviction, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Investigation, Money Laundering, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation, Transparency, Treaties
Swiss Authorize Extradition to U.S. and Both U.S. and Swiss Promise More Prosecutions and FIFA Proposes Reforms During the second week of September 2015, efforts to prosecute alleged wrongdoing in FIFA continued along with the announcement that the Swiss government has approved the extradition of a former FIFA... Bruce Zagaris 31 9 2015-09-18 Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, United States Administration of Justice, Charged with Crimes, Conspiracy, Corruption, Counterfeiting, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing, Extradition, International Cooperation, Money Laundering
More Settlements between the Justice Department and Swiss Banks Two additional settlements have occurred between the U.S. Department of Justice and Swiss banks under the Swiss Bank Program, which was announced on August 29, 2013, and gives a mechanism for Swiss... Bruce Zagaris 31 9 2015-09-11 Switzerland, United States Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Confidentiality, Cross-Border Communication, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Disclosure, Due Diligence, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Investigation, Law Enforcement, Offshore Banking, Offshore trusts, Oversight, Penalties, Settlement, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation
International Criminal Court Requests Explanation from South Africa Concerning Al Bashir On September 4, 2015, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an order requesting submissions from the Republic of South Africa ("South Africa") for the purposes of... Michael Plachta 31 9 2015-09-11 South Africa, Sudan Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Indictment, International Criminal Court, Jurisdiction, Law Enforcement, Mutual Legal Assistance, Political Leaders, Political Strife, Prosecution, Warrants
U.S. Extradites U.S. Citizen in Quadruple Murder to the Czech Republic On August 31, 2015, the U.S. government extradited U.S. citizen Kevin Dahlgren to the Czech Republic to stand trial on murder charges in that country. Bruce Zagaris 31 9 2015-09-11 Czech Republic, United States Arrest, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Court Conviction, Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Extradition, Investigation, Law Enforcement, Murder, Sentencing
European Commission and United States Have Initialed a Law Enforcement “Umbrella Agreement” On September 9, 2015, the European Commission, represented by Ms. Paraskevi Michou, Acting Director-General for DG Justice, and the United States, represented by Mr. Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant... Michael Plachta 31 9 2015-09-11 European Union, United States Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Privacy
Times Have Changed -- 30 Years IELR In September 1985, my law firm partner Bruce Zagaris invited me to get his idea off the ground: an International Enforcement Law Reporter. Thirty years later, he invited a note on its anniversary. Clemens Kochinke 31 9 2015-09-11
Spain Extradites 2 Pakistani Nationals to U.S. for Conspiracy to Commit Narco-Terrorism On September 4, 2015, Spain extradited Hameed Chishti and Wahab Chishti, both Pakistani nationals residing in Spain, to the U.S. where they are charged with conspiring to commit narco-terrorism, to... Bruce Zagaris 31 9 2015-09-11 Colombia, Pakistan, Spain, United States Arms Trafficking, Arrest, Asset Seizure, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Counter-terrorism, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Extradition, Illegal Importation, International Cooperation, International Courts, International Crimes, Investigation, Jurisdiction, Law Enforcement, Organized Crime
Swiss Federal Council Recommends Rejecting Initiative on Protection of Tax Privacy On August 26, 2015, the Swiss Federal Council recommended that the Swiss Parliament and votes reject the popular initiative “Yes to the protection of privacy” and approved a message for the attention... Bruce Zagaris 31 9 2015-09-04 Switzerland, Tanzania Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Confidentiality, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, International Cooperation, Offshore Banking, Policy/Directives, Political Strife, Protests
Permanent Court of Arbitration Orders Russia to Pay Damages in the Arctic Sunrise Case On August 14, 2015, the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) delivered its “Award on the Merits” in the matter of the Arctic Sunrise arbitration between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and... Michael Plachta 31 9 2015-09-04 Netherlands, Russia Administration of Justice, Border Security, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Organizations, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Detention, Fair Trial, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal and Comparative Law, International Law, International Organizations, Investigation, Jurisdiction, Lawsuits, Maritime, Penalties, Protests, Sentencing, Sovereignty, Terrorism, Treaties, United Nations
European Court of Human Rights Found Unlawful Detention of Tunisian Migrants in Degrading Conditions on Lampedusa (Italy) On September 1st, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights (Court) delivered a Chamber judgment in the case of Khalifa and Others v. Italy (application no. 16483/12). The case concerned the detention... Michael Plachta 31 9 2015-09-04 Italy, Tunisia Asylum, Border Security, Civil Rights, Comparative and International Law, Deportation, Detention, European Court of Human Rights, Human Rights, Immigration, Inspection, Investigation, Smuggle
A Critical Overview of the Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking in Human Organs On March 25, 2015, the latest criminal law treaty of the Council of Europe (CoE) was opened for signature in Spain: the Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs. Over the years the CoE has... Konstantinos D Magliveras 31 9 2015-09-04 European Union, Europe Abuse of Children, Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Civil Rights, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Data Sharing, Detention, Disclosure, European Union, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Criminal and Comparative Law, Organized Crime, Policy/Directives, Prosecution, Smuggle, Targeted Killings, Torture, Treaties, Violence