Articles

E.g., 2017-04
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
Council of Europe Sets up an Expert Group to Deal with Cultural Property Offences Relating to Cultural Property At its 1249th meeting held on March 2-3, 2015, the Ministers’ Deputies from all member states of the Council of Europe decided to set up the Committee on Offences Relating to Cultural Property (PC-... Michael Plachta 32 4 2016-04-15 Europe Art and Cultural Property, Council of the European Union, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Cultural Property, Data Sharing, International Cooperation, International Crimes, International Law
Portuguese Supreme Court Affirms Extradition of Former CIA Agent to Italy in Kidnapping Case On April 11, 2016, the Portuguese Supreme Court announced it had affirmed the decision of March 10, 2016 of the Supreme Court of Justice (the lower court) to extradite former CIA agent, Sabrina de... Bruce Zagaris 32 4 2016-04-15 Italy, Portugal, United States Arrest, Central Intelligence Agency, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Counter-terrorism, Court Conviction, Cross-Border Communication, Detention, Extradition, Fair Trial, Fugitive, Kidnaping, Law Enforcement, Trial, Warrants
ICTY Convicts Karadžic of Genocide and Other Crimes On March 24, 2016, Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted Radovan Karadžic, former President of Republika Srpaska (RS) and Supreme... Bruce Zagaris 32 4 2016-04-07 Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia Abuse of Children, Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Arrest, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Conspiracy, Court Conviction, Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Disclosure, Evidence Gathering, Genocide, Human Rights, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal, Investigation, Sentencing, Targeted Killings, Torture, Violence, War Crimes
UN Secretary-General Task Force Issues Report on Improving Transparency of President’s Office On March 29, 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Task Force issued a report on improving transparency with respect to the operation of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (... Bruce Zagaris 32 4 2016-04-07 United States Bribery, Charged with Crimes, Compliance, Data Sharing, Disclosure, Due Diligence, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Transparency, United Nations
Romania Temporarily Extradites ‘Guccifer’ to U.S. to Face Hacking Charges On March 5, 2016, Romania’s High Court of Cassation and Justice approved the U.S. government’s request for the extradition of an infamous Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazăr, better known by his... David A. Sadoff 32 4 2016-04-07 Romania, United States Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Arrest, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Computer Crimes, Conspiracy, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Detention, Extradition, Information Exchange, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Law Enforcement, Mutual Legal Assistance
ICIJ Panama Papers Cause Waves in Transparency and Accountability On April 3, 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published a series of stories about a massive leak of documents from Mossack & Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm... Bruce Zagaris 32 4 2016-04-07 Panama Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Confidentiality, Conspiracy, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Disclosure, Due Diligence, Evidence Sharing, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, International Banking Supervision, Investigation, Money Laundering, OECD, Offshore Banking, Offshore trusts, Oversight, Political Leaders, Political Strife, Privacy, Protests, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation, Transparency, Whistle-blowing, White Collar Crime
U.S. Indicts 7 Iranians Working for Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Affiliated Entities for Coordinated Cyber Attacks Against the U.S. Financial Sector On March 24, 2016, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, Director James B. Comey of the FBI, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin  and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the... Michael Plachta 32 4 2016-04-01 Iran, United States Charged with Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cybercrime, Evidence Gathering, Indictment, Internet Crime, Investigation, Jurisdiction, Law Enforcement
UN Special Rapporteur Releases His Report on the Impact of Counter-terrorism Policy on Human Rights and Civil Society On October 26, 2015, the United Nations’ special rapporteur for human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson QC, a senior British lawyer, has released his fifth annual report on the promotion and... Michael Plachta 32 4 2016-04-01 Civil Rights Organizations, Comparative and International Law, Counter-terrorism, Crimes against Humanity, Human Rights, United Nations
UK Court finds British Futures Trader Extraditable for Stock Market “Flash Crash” On March 23, 2016, District Judge Quentin Purdy, a U.K. judge in the Westminster Magistrates’ court, ruled that Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, the British futures trader accused of contributing to the so-... Bruce Zagaris 32 4 2016-04-01 United Kingdom, United States Administration of Justice, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Conspiracy, Court Conviction, Detention, Extradition, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Fraud, Indictment, Investigation, Jurisdiction, Securities Exchange Commission, Securities Law
European Parliament Releases Its Report on Organized Crime and Corruption In March 2016, the European Parliament (EP)released its report on the cost of non-Europe in the area of organized crime and corruption. On September 7, 2015, the Coordinators of the Committee on... Michael Plachta 32 4 2016-04-01 European Union Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Corruption, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, European Commission, European Union, Information Exchange, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Investigation, Law Enforcement, Money Laundering, Mutual Legal Assistance, Organized Crime, Oversight, Policy/Directives
International Criminal Court Declares Mistrial in the Ruto-Sang Case On April 5, 2016, the Trial Chamber V(A) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of The Prosecutor v William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang, having considered the applications for a... Michael Plachta 32 4 2016-04-15 Kenya Arrest, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Genocide, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, International Criminal Court, International Criminal and Comparative Law, Investigation, Kidnaping, Law of War, Murder, Prisoner Rights
International Criminal Court Allows Re-prosecution and Re-trial of Katanga in Congo On April 7, 2016, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of The Prosecutor v Germain Katanga, delivered its Decision pursuant to article 108(1) of the Rome Statute (the... Michael Plachta 32 4 2016-04-15 Congo Administration of Justice, Charged with Crimes, Comparative and International Law, Court Conviction, Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Cross-Border Communication, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, International Courts, International Criminal Court, International Criminal and Comparative Law, Jurisdiction, Legal Ethics
G5 Countries Agree to Exchange Beneficial Ownership Information and G20 Mandates the OECD to Develop Criteria to Identify Non-Cooperative Countries by July On April 14, 2016, five European Union countries announced the start of a pilot initiative for automatic exchange of information on beneficial ownership in order to provide their tax and other... Bruce Zagaris 32 4 2016-04-22 European Union, United States Adjective Assistance, Research, Teaching, Adjective Enforcement, Bank Secrecy, Comparative and International Law, Compliance, Conferences, Conspiracy, Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing, Disclosure, European Union, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, FATF, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Information Exchange, International Banking Supervision, International Cooperation, International Crimes, Law Enforcement, Mutual Legal Assistance, Offshore trusts, Oversight, Policy/Directives, Transparency
U.S. Justice Department Fraud Section Issues FCPA Guidance On April 5, 2016, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Leslie Caldwell announced a new “FCPA pilot program” intended to motivate businesses to voluntarily self-disclose FCPA-related conduct.   A newly... Bruce Zagaris 32 4 2016-04-22 United States Adjective Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Compliance, Corruption, Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Disclosure, Due Diligence, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Information Exchange, Inspection, Investigation, Law Enforcement, Oversight, Penalties, Policy/Directives, Settlement, Training, Transparency
French Finance Minister Introduces Bill to Prevent and Combat Transnational Corruption On March 31, 2016, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin introduced a bill, entitled Le Projet de Loi Transparence, Lutte Contra la Corruption, et Modernisation de la Vie Economique (or Law for... Bruce Zagaris and Margaux Glovier 32 4 2016-04-22 France Bank Secrecy, Banking Supervision, Bribery, Compliance, Corruption, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Disclosure, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing, Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Information Exchange, International Cooperation, International Law, Legislation, Money Laundering, Offshore Banking, Offshore trusts, Oversight, Penalties, Policy/Directives
European Parliament Adopts Directive on the Use of Passenger Name Records (PNR) On April 14, 2015, the European Parliament approved the new Directive on the Passenger Name Record (PNR). The text was approved by 461 votes to 179, with 9 abstentions. Michael Plachta 32 4 2016-04-22 European Union Border Security, Comparative and International Law, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Disclosure, European Commission, European Union, Information Exchange, Intelligence, International Cooperation, Law Enforcement, Legislation, Mutual Legal Assistance, National Security, Oversight, Policy/Directives, Terrorism
Foreign Investigations into Malaysian Fund Widen On April 12, 2016, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) announced the extension of its proceedings on suspicion of embezzlement committed against the Malaysian sovereign fund (the... Bruce Zagaris 32 4 2016-04-22 Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Switzerland, United States Bribery, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Embezzlement, Fraud, Investigation, Money Laundering, Mutual Legal Assistance, Offshore Banking, Offshore trusts