Articles

E.g., 2017-03
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
German Government Reports on Gurlitt Art Trove and Finds Only 5 True Owners On January 13, 2016, a German government task force, established to determine ownership of an art collection assembled by a Nazi-era dealer, announced that a two-year and approximately $2 million... Bruce Zagaris 32 1 2016-01-22 Germany, Switzerland Art and Cultural Property, Holocaust, Investigation
Two Separate Europol Coordinated Operations Thwart International Cybercriminal Groups On December 15-16, 2015 a Europol coordinated operation, with the help of law enforcement agencies in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany and he UK, against the cybercriminal group DD4BC led to... Robert Williams 32 1 2016-01-22 Moldova, Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom Cybercrime, Data Sharing, Europol, INTERPOL, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Law Enforcement
Portuguese Appellate Court Orders Former CIA Officer to Italy on Extradition Request On January 16, 2016, a Portuguese appellate court ordered Sabrina De Sousa, a U.S. and Portuguese national, be sent to Italy where she was convicted in absentia for her role in the rendition of a... Bruce Zagaris 32 1 2016-01-21 Italy, Portugal, United States Central Intelligence Agency, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Espionage, Extradition, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Rendition
FinCEN Issues Geographic Targeting Order for Real Estate Bought in NYC and Miami On January 13, 2016, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued Geographic Targeting orders (GTO) that temporarily require certain U.S. title insurance companies to... Bruce Zagaris 32 1 2016-01-21 United States Adjective Enforcement, Compliance, Due Diligence, Evidence Gathering, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Information Exchange, Jurisdiction, Law Enforcement, Money Laundering, Offshore trusts, Oversight, Penalties, Policy/Directives, Regulation
UK Appeals Court Holds UK Terrorism Act Partly Incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights On January 19, 2016, the UK Court of Appeal (Civil Division), acting on appeal from the High Court Queens Bench Division, delivered a judgment in a widely publicized case of The Queen on the... Michael Plachta 32 1 2016-01-21 United Kingdom Counter-terrorism, Human Rights, Law Enforcement, Lawsuits, Legal Ethics
European Court of Human Rights Finds the Hungarian Legislation on Secret Anti-terrorist Surveillance Incompatible with the European Convention On January 12, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (Court) delivered a Chamber judgment in the case of Szabó and Vissy v. Hungary (application no. 37138/14). The Court held, unanimously, that... Michael Plachta 32 1 2016-01-15 Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Counter-terrorism, Court Conviction, Data Privacy, Disclosure, Espionage, European Court of Human Rights, Evidence Gathering, Fair Use, Intelligence, International Courts, Law Enforcement, Lawsuits, Legal Ethics, Legislation, National Security, Oversight, Policy/Directives, Privacy, Terrorism, Transparency
Europol Reports on the European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) in the Context of the EU Counter-terrorism Measures In November 2015, EUROPOL submitted its report to the Council of the European Union. This report responds to the conclusions from the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council of October 8-9, 2015,... Michael Plachta 32 1 2016-01-15 Europe Adjective Assistance, Research, Teaching, Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Border Security, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Counter-terrorism, Cross-Border Communication, Customs Enforcement, Data Sharing, Eurojust, European Union, Europol, Evidence Sharing, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Information Exchange, Inspection, Intelligence, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Law Enforcement, Mutual Legal Assistance, National Security, Policy/Directives, Terrorism
Outcome of the EU – U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs On November 13, 2015, the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs was held in Washington, D.C. This is a meeting held twice a year with the aim to oversee the Trans-Atlantic... Michael Plachta 32 1 2016-01-15 European Union, United States Abuse of Children, Counter-terrorism, Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Eurojust, Europol, International Cooperation, Mutual Legal Assistance, Organized Crime, Terrorism
UN Secretary General Announces Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism in the Context of Counter-terrorism On December 24, 2015, the Secretary General of the United Nations submitted to the General Assembly his report within the context of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The present... Michael Plachta 32 1 2016-01-15 Comparative and International Law, Counter-terrorism, Crimes against Humanity, Data Sharing, Human Rights, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Criminal and Comparative Law, Law Enforcement, Legislation, Mutual Legal Assistance, National Security, Rape, Terrorism, United Nations
Finland to Extradite Alleged Cybercriminal to U.S. over Russian Objection On January 8, 2016, the Finnish government announced its intention, despite Russia’s public protest, to extradite to the United States Maxim Senakh, a Russian national charged with computer fraud and... David A. Sadoff 32 1 2016-01-15 Finland, Russia, United States Administration of Justice, Arrest, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Computer Crimes, Counterfeiting, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Detention, Extradition, Fraud, Mutual Legal Assistance, Political Strife
FIFA Developments: Swiss Give Bank Records to U.S. and Guatemala Judge Obtains Bail Among the developments in the FIFA prosecution: the Swiss government has provided the U.S. bank records to help the FIFA prosecution, a U.S. court released a Guatemalan Judge charged with violations... Bruce Zagaris 32 1 2016-01-15 Guatemala, Switzerland, United States Arrest, Asset Seizure, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing, Detention, Evidence Sharing, Fraud, Freezing of Assets, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Investigation, Law Enforcement, Money Laundering, Mutual Legal Assistance
Burkina Faso Issues International Warrant for Former President for Assassination of Sankara On December 21, 2015, Burkina Faso’s military court issued an international arrest warrant for former President Blaise Compaore for the assassination of the country’s ex-revolutionary leader Thomas... Bruce Zagaris 32 1 2016-01-15 Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast Arrest, Assassination, Charged with Crimes, Murder, Warrants
U.S. Treasury Delays Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions On December 24, 2015, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), U.S. Treasury issued a notice delaying the issuance of the final rules for the Customer Due Diligence Requirements for... Bruce Zagaris 32 1 2016-01-15 United States Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Compliance, Due Diligence, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Money Laundering, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation, Transparency
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Removes Former El Salvador Minister of Defense On January 8, 2016, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a former Minister of Defense (1979-1983) of El Salvador for... Bruce Zagaris 32 1 2016-01-15 El Salvador, United States Arrest, Charged with Crimes, Deportation, Human Rights, Murder, Torture, War Crimes
U.S. Passes Law Restricting Visa Waiver Program On December 18, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 114-113).  The law has provisions that make changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP... Bruce Zagaris 32 1 2016-01-15 European Union, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, United Kingdom, United States ACLU, Border Security, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Organizations, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Counter-terrorism, Counterfeiting, Customs, Customs Enforcement, Federal Code, Legislation, National Security, Policy/Directives, Regulation, Terrorism, U.S. Congress
European Human Rights Court Upholds Swiss Transfer of UBS Bank Data to the U.S. In G.S.B.  v. Switzerland, the European Court of Human Rights, the Court held unanimously, that there had been: no violation of Article 8 of the European Human Rights Convention (EHRC) (right to... Bruce Zagaris 32 1 2016-01-08 European Union, Switzerland, United States Administration of Justice, Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Civil Rights, Comparative and International Law, Confidentiality, Cross-Border Communication, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Disclosure, European Court of Human Rights, Information Exchange, Lawsuits, Offshore Banking, Privacy, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens
Mexico Detains “Affluenza” Teen and Deports Mother to the U.S. On December 30, 2015, Mexican authorities deported Tonya Couch, 48, to the United States, and detained Ethan Couch, 18, her son known for using an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving case... Bruce Zagaris 32 1 2016-01-08 Mexico, United States Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Arrest, Asylum, Border Security, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Court Conviction, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Deportation, Detention, Extradition, Fugitive, Law Enforcement, Mutual Legal Assistance
Poland Extradites Ukrainian National to the U.S. to Face Cybercrime Related Money Laundering Charges On December 23, 2015, Viktor Chostak, 34, of Ukraine, made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina, after he was extradited from Poland to face charges relating to... Bruce Zagaris 32 1 2016-01-08 Poland, Ukraine, United States Arrest, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Computer Crimes, Counterfeiting, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Deportation, Detention, Evidence Gathering, Extradition, Financial Crimes, Fraud, Identity Theft, Indictment, Money Laundering