Articles

E.g., 2017-04
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Polish Supreme Court Affirms Denial of U.S. Extradition Request for Roman Polanski On December 6, 2016, the Polish Supreme Court denied the United States’ request to extradite film director Roman Polanski for his 1978 rape conviction. In October 2015, a Polish judge denied the U.S... Bruce Zagaris 32 11 2016-12-16 Poland, Switzerland, United States Extradition
U.S. Sends Fugitive to China to Face Corruption Charges On November 16, 2016, the U.S. government returned a former Chinese official wanted on corruption charges to China. Yang Xiuzhu, 70 years old, arrived in Beijing, 13 years after she fled eastern... Bruce Zagaris 32 11 2016-11-30 China, Netherlands, United States Corruption, Fugitive, International Cooperation, International Crimes
UN Secretary-General Reports on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia On October 6, 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General (UNS-G) submitted to the Security Council his report on piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia. The report was submitted... Michael Plachta 32 11 2016-11-30 Somalia International Cooperation, Piracy, United Nations
Interpol General Assembly Approves Improvements to Information Sharing System and Elects New President On November 9, 2016, at the Interpol General Assembly (G.A.) meeting in Bali, Indonesia, INTERPOL adopted a resolution on new measures to strengthen the integrity of INTERPOL’s information mechanisms... Bruce Zagaris 32 11 2016-11-18 China INTERPOL, International Organizations
Legal Problems Concerning Extradition to Turkey: Cases of Germany, Greece and Bulgaria On September 22, 2016, the German Higher Regional Court of Schleswig-Holstein (the Schleswig Court) rejected an extradition request submitted by Turkey. The Court found that the surrender was... Michael Plachta 32 11 2016-11-16 Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Turkey Asylum, Extradition, Fair Trial, Human Rights, Political Strife
Rio Tinto Suspends Executive after Disclosure of $10.5 Million Payment in Guinea Mining On November 9, 2016, Rio Tinto, the world’s second largest mining company, announced the suspension of senior executive Alan Davies and accepted the resignation of another senior executive after it... Bruce Zagaris 32 11 2016-11-16 Guinea Bribery, Corruption
Malaysia Again Rejects Swiss Evidence Gathering Request in Swiss 1MDB Investigation as Court Sentences Legislator for Discussing Information from Official Audit  On November 11, 2016, Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauder announced that Malaysian officials had for the second time rejected a Swiss request for evidence into its investigation into as much as $4... Bruce Zagaris 32 11 2016-11-16 Malaysia, Switzerland Asset Forfeiture, Corruption, International Cooperation, Law Enforcement
UN Special Rapporteur Releases His Report on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism On October 21, 2016, the United Nations’ special rapporteur for human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson QC, a senior British lawyer, released his sixth annual report on the promotion and... Michael Plachta 32 11 2016-11-10 Europe, Syria Counter-terrorism, Human Rights, Immigration, United Nations
New York City U.S. Attorney Charges Six with International Money Laundering Scheme to Defraud Mexico Government of VAT Tax Refunds On October 31, 2016, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, along with other law enforcement officials, announced a complaint charging Carlos Djemal, Isidoro Haiat,... Bruce Zagaris 32 11 2016-11-10 Mexico, United States International Crimes, Money Laundering, Tax Crimes
Canadian Parliamentary Finance Committee Makes Recommendations after Hearing on Curbing Tax Evasion and the Use of Tax Havens On October 26, 2016, the Standing Committee on Finance of Canada’s House of Commons announced the issuance of a report on its recommendations concerning how the Canada Revenue Agency should address... Bruce Zagaris 32 11 2016-11-10 Canada Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens
CARICOM Seeks Solutions to De-risking and Unfair Labeling of Region as a Tax Haven  On October 28, 2016, Antiguan & Barbudan Prime Minister Gaston Browne set forth the outcomes and conclusions of the two-day conference on correspondent banking, de-risking and the labeling of... 32 11 2016-11-10 Caribbean Banking Supervision, International Cooperation, Money Laundering, Tax Havens
Gambia Withdraws from the International Criminal Court with More African States Likely to Follow On October 25, 2016, Gambia’s information minister announced that the country is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).It was only five days after the South African government had... Michael Plachta 32 11 2016-11-08 Africa, Burundi, Gambia, South Africa Crimes against Humanity, Human Rights, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Court, International Law
Embraer Settles Bribe Cases with U.S. Justice and SEC and Agrees to Pay More than $107 Million On October 24, 2016, Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer S.A. agreed to resolve criminal charges and pay a penalty of more than $107 million in connection with schemes involving the bribery of... Bruce Zagaris 32 11 2016-11-02 Brazil, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, United States Bribery, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
FATF Plenary Emphasizes Terrorist Financing, De-risking, and Beneficial Ownership On October 21, 2016, the Financial Action Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering (FATF) announced the outcomes of the Plenary meeting of the FATF in Paris on October 19-21 under the Presidency of Mr.... Bruce Zagaris 32 11 2016-11-02 Africa, Central America, World Counter-terrorism, FATF, International Banking Supervision, Money Laundering
Burundi and South Africa Withdraw from the International Criminal Court: Beginning of the End of the Global Court? On October 21, 2016, after Cabinet approval, the South African government sent an “instrument of withdrawal” letter to the United Nations Secretary-General explaining its intention to withdraw from... Michael Plachta 32 11 2016-11-02 Africa, Burundi, South Africa Crimes against Humanity, International Crimes, International Criminal Court, International Law, International Organizations
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution on Cooperation with the International Criminal Court At its 34th sitting held on October 12, 2016, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a Resolution on cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court).... Michael Plachta 32 11 2016-11-02 Europe Council of the European Union, International Cooperation, International Criminal Court
U.S. Indicts 61 Persons in Indian Call Centers with Scams against U.S. Victims On October 27, 2016, an indictment was unsealed charging 61 individuals and entities for their alleged involvement in transnational criminal organization perpetrating fraudulent schemes against tens... Bruce Zagaris 32 11 2016-11-02 India, United States Extortion, Fraud, International Crimes
Norwegian Appeals Court Affirms Extradition to Italy of Iraqi Jihadist Mullah Krekar On October 21, 2016, Oslo’s Borgarting Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court ruling that allowed the Government of Norway to extradite Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, better known as Mullah Krekar, to face... David A. Sadoff 32 11 2016-11-02 Iraq, Italy, Norway Counter-terrorism, Extradition, Terrorism