Articles

E.g., 2017-03
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Bolivian Attorney General Announces U.S. State Department Has Processed An Extradition Request for Former President Sanchez de Lozada On February 16, 2016, Bolivian Attorney General José Manuel Gutiérrez announced that the U.S. has accepted the extradition request for former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada (2002-2004)... Bruce Zagaris 32 2 2016-02-19 Bolivia, United States Extradition, Genocide, Lawsuits, Political Strife
European Union Adopts New Rules on the Protection of the Presumption of Innocence On February 12, 2016, the European Commission announced that the Ministers from the EU Member States have adopted new rules that will guarantee the presumption of innocence of anyone accused or... Michael Plachta 32 2 2016-02-19 European Union Civil Rights, Comparative and International Law, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, Human Rights
U.S. Charges Wife of Deceased ISIL Leader in Death of U.S. Citizen Aid Worker in Syria On February 8, 2016, the U.S. Attorney in Alexandria, Virginia brought a criminal complaint against Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, 25, an Iraqi citizen and wife of Abu Sayyaf... Bruce Zagaris 32 2 2016-02-19 Iraq, Syria, United States Conspiracy, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Geneva Convention, Terrorism
EFTA Court Issues Judgment Against Norway for Failure to Implement AML Rules On February 9, 2016, two years after the EFTA Court issued a judgment against Norway for failure to fully implement rules to fight money laundering and terrorist financing, the EFTA Surveillance... Bruce Zagaris 32 2 2016-02-19 European Union, Norway Counter-terrorism, European Union, Lawsuits, Money Laundering, Mutual Legal Assistance, Policy/Directives, Terrorism
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Finds that the Detention of Julian Assange is Arbitrary but the Stalemate Continues On February 5, 2016, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) ruled that the detention of Julian Assange on the premises of the Ecuadorian embassy is “arbitrary.” Michael Plachta 32 2 2016-02-12 Ecuador, Sweden, United Kingdom Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Charged with Crimes, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Organizations, Comparative and International Law, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Detention, European Court of Human Rights, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Fugitive, Human Rights, International Organizations, Investigation, Law Enforcement, Legal Ethics, United Nations
U.S. Justice Department Enters into Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Julius Baer and Guilty Pleas With Two of Its Bankers On February 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the filing of criminal charges against Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. (BJB), a financial institution headquartered in Zurich,... Bruce Zagaris 32 2 2016-02-12 Switzerland, United States Arrest, Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Confidentiality, Conspiracy, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Due Diligence, Indictment, Information Exchange, Investigation, Jurisdiction, Mutual Legal Assistance, Offshore Banking, Offshore trusts, Oversight, Penalties, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation
U.S. District Court Upholds IRS Right to Collect Danish Taxes On January 15, 2016, Judge William S. Duffey, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta issued an order, upholding the right of the Internal Revenue Service to... Bruce Zagaris 32 2 2016-02-05 Denmark, United States Adjective Enforcement, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing, Fair Trial, Fair Use, International Cooperation, Legal Ethics, Policy/Directives, Tax Enforcement, Treaties
The Special Criminal Court of the Central African Republic It is a well-known fact that the International Criminal Court (ICC) operates on the basis of the principle of complementarity. Practically this means that the primary competence to investigate,... Konstantinos Magliveras 32 2 2016-02-05 Central African Republic Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Comparative and International Law, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing, Fair Trial, International Convention, International Cooperation, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal, International Criminal and Comparative Law, International Organizations, Jurisdiction, Law Enforcement, Law of War
U.S. Court Requires Disclosure of Monitor’s Report on HSBC’s Compliance On January 28, 2016, U.S. District Judge John Gleeson of the Eastern District of New York ordered the disclosure with redactions of the Monitor’s First Annual Follow-Up Review Report evaluating HSBC’... Bruce Zagaris 32 2 2016-02-05 United States Adjective Enforcement, Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Compliance, Confidentiality, Data Sharing, Disclosure, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Legal Ethics, Money Laundering, Oversight, Penalties
Senegal Unwilling to Extradite to France Former IAAF Official on Doping Cover-Up-Related Charges On January 21, 2016, responding to an Interpol Red Notice issued a week earlier at France’s request, Prime Minister Mahammad Dionne announced that Senegal, in line with instructions from President... David A. Sadoff 32 2 2016-02-05 France, Senegal Charged with Crimes, Conspiracy, Corruption, Enforcement of International Sports Law, Extortion, Extradition, Money Laundering
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution on the Connection between Organized Crime and Migrant Smuggling At its 5th sitting held on January 27, 2016, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a Resolution on various activities of organized crime groups in the area of migration,... Michael Plachta 32 2 2016-01-29 European Union, Italy, Turkey Arrest, Asset Seizure, Border Security, Comparative and International Law, European Union, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Extortion, Human Trafficking, Illegal Importation, Immigration, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Law Enforcement, Maritime, Organized Crime, Policy/Directives, Smuggle
Spanish Arrest Former Mexican Governor Moreira on Money Laundering Charges On January 15, 2016, Spain’s Anti-Corruption Office detained Humberto Moreira, a former Mexican state governor and former head of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), at Madrid’s... Bruce Zagaris 32 2 2016-01-29 Mexico, Spain Arrest, Charged with Crimes, Corruption, Detention, Embezzlement, Investigation, Money Laundering, Organized Crime
Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court Authorizes the Prosecutor to Open an Investigation into the Situation in Georgia On January 27, 2016, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) authorized the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for the crimes within the ICC jurisdiction, allegedly... Michael Plachta 32 2 2016-01-29 Georgia, Netherlands, Russia Abuse of Children, Administration of Justice, Comparative and International Law, Crimes against Humanity, Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing, Evidence Gathering, Human Rights, International Criminal Court, Investigation, Jurisdiction, Law of War, Murder, Oversight, Targeted Killings
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution on Combating Terrorism in the Context of Human Rights Protection At its 5th sitting held on January 27, 2016, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a Resolution on combating international terrorism. Specifically, in its Resolution, the... Michael Plachta 32 2 2016-01-29 Comparative and International Law, Conferences, Counter-terrorism, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, European Court of Human Rights, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Human Rights, Intelligence, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Criminal and Comparative Law, International Organizations, Law Enforcement, Policy/Directives, Terrorism, United Nations
European Commission Submits a Proposal for Enlarging and Improving the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) On January 19, 2016, the European Commission submitted its proposal aimed at facilitating the exchange of criminal records of non-EU citizens in the EU by upgrading the European Criminal Records... Michael Plachta 32 2 2016-01-29 European Union Crimes, Data Sharing, European Commission, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Information Exchange, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Law Enforcement, Mutual Legal Assistance, Policy/Directives
European Parliament Committee Approves the Deal with Council on Trade Secrets On January 28, 2016, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament endorsed a provisional deal on new rules to help firms win legal redress against theft or misuse of their trade secrets.... Michael Plachta 32 2 2016-01-29 European Union European Commission, European Union, Intellectual Property, Policy/Directives, Trade Crimes, Trade Enforcement
Evidence in Old Shining Path Era Extradition Case Does Not Survive Challenge In the case of a Peruvian national alleged to have committed a "terrorism" offense in the 1990's, a federal magistrate in the United States District Court for the Central District of California has... Linda Friedman Ramirez 32 2 2016-01-29 Peru, United States Charged with Crimes, Evidence Gathering, Extradition, Terrorism
EU Justice and Home Ministers Held an Informal Meeting on Terrorism, Cybersecurity and Other Law Enforcement Issues On January 25-26, 2016, EU Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs held an informal meeting in Amsterdam. This meeting was structured in such a way as to encourage political debate between the... Michael Plachta 32 2 2016-01-29 European Union Counter-terrorism, Cybercrime, European Union, Europol, Terrorism