Articles

E.g., 2017-11
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Mexico Extradites El Chapo to the United States On January 19, 2017, Mexico extradited Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, the notorious alleged drug lord El Chapo, to the United States. Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates announced that El Chapo... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-27 Mexico, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, International Cooperation
Western Union Agrees to Forfeit $586 Million to Settle Money Laundering and Fraud Charges On January 19, 2017, the Western Union Company (Western Union), a global money services business headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, agreed to forfeit $586 million and enter into agreements with... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-27 United States Bank Secrecy, Fraud, Money Laundering
U.S. Appellate Court Affirms Lower Court in Denying Non Bis in Idem Argument to Extraditee On January 17, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and rejected  the argument of Nizar... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-27 Belgium, Turkey, United States Extradition, Terrorism
U.S. Extradites U.S. Resident to Saba on Murder and Rape Charges On January 15, 2017, the United States extradited 31-year-old Senad Cejvan, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina and permanent resident of Missouri, to the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba, in the... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-27 Netherlands, United States Extradition, Murder
Rolls-Royce Agrees to Global Resolution of Corruption Investigations On January 17, 2017, Rolls-Royce plc, the United Kingdom-based manufacturer and distributor of power systems for the aerospace, defense, marine and energy sectors, has agreed to pay the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-27 Brazil, United Kingdom, United States Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, International Cooperation
European Court of Human Rights Upholds €1.1 Bn Bond of French Court Against UBS    On January 12, 2017, the European Court of Human Rights upheld the imposition of security in the amount of €1.1 billion imposed by a French court against UBS AG in the context of the court... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-19 France European Court of Human Rights, Fair Trial, Financial Crimes
UK Supreme Court Allows Victims of a British-American ‘Rendition’ Operation to Sue the UK Government On January 17, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom delivered three important judgments dealing with various claims alleging wrongful acts by the UK in the fight against international... Michael Plachta 33 1 2017-01-19 Libya, United Kingdom, United States Immunity, Rendition, Torture
Haiti Expels Senator-Elect Philippe to the U.S. on Drug Charges On January 5, 2017, Haitian police arrested elected Senator-elect Guy Philippe and took him to Toussaint Louverture Airport in Haiti, where, surrounded by armed agents from the Drug Enforcement... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-19 Haiti, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition, Immunity, Money Laundering
EU Court of Justice Deliberates on Extradition Discrimination in Member States On April 5, 2016, the German Regional Court (Landgericht) in Berlin lodged a request for a preliminary ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of Romano Pisciotti v... Michael Plachta 33 1 2017-01-19 European Union, Germany, Italy European Union, Extradition
Danish Government Arrests and Rejects Request to Release S. Korean Chung Yoo-ra On January 2, 2016, Danish law enforcement authorities arrested Chung Yoo-ra in the northern Danish city of Aalborg after South Korean police requested Interpol’s help when she failed to return to... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-13 Denmark, South Korea Corruption, Detention, Extradition
ICJ Rules in Favor of France on Immunities for Obiang, But for E. Guinea on Inviolability of Premises On December 7, 2016, the International Court of Justice ruled in favor of France and against Equatorial Guinea in the case of Equatorial Guinea v. France, deciding that it did not have jurisdiction... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-13 Equatorial Guinea, France Corruption, Immunity, International Courts, Sovereignty
Council of Europe Increases Pressure on Poland and USA to Enforce the Strasbourg Court’s Judgments in Cases of Al Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah At its 1273rd meeting on December 6-8, 2016, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted its decision concerning the execution of two judgments delivered by the European Court of... Michael Plachta 33 1 2017-01-13 Europe, Poland, United States Death Penalty, International Cooperation, International Organizations
Kosovo Former PM Arrested in France on War Crimes Charges On January 4, 2017, French police arrested former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, a KLA (Kosovo Liberation Army / UCK) commander during the 1998-99 Kosovo war, on a Serbian warrant. Haradinaj... Michael Plachta 33 1 2017-01-13 France, Kosovo, Serbia Arrest, War Crimes
China Agrees to Ban Ivory Trade in 2017 On January 6, 2017, the Chinese government announced plans to suspend the legal commercial trade of ivory within China by the end of 2017. The announcement follows a joint commitment by China and the... Jacob Rasch 33 1 2017-01-13 China, United States Environment
The new “Sapin II” French anti-corruption law On November 8th, 2016, the French Parliament adopted a law intended to increase transparency, fight corruption, and help modernize the economy, known as the Sapin II law. The law was then reviewed by... Stephane Bonifassi 33 1 2017-01-06 France Corruption, Prosecution
Obama Announces Economic Sanctions and Other Actions against Russian Interference with Election  On December 29, 2016, President Barack Obama authorized various actions in response to the Russian government’s alleged aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S... Bruce Zagaris 33 1 2017-01-06 Russia, United States Cybercrime, Economic Sanctions, Election Fraud, Intelligence, Sanctions
U.S. Congress Enacts Law to Sanction International Human Rights and Corruption Violators On December 8, 2016, the United States Congress enacted the Global Magnitsky Act, as part of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909 and S. 2943), authorizing the president to impose... Bruce Zagaris and Anthony Bizien 33 1 2016-12-23 Russia, United States Corruption, Human Rights, Sanctions
EU’s Swift Reaction to the Berlin Terrorist Attack: European Commission Adopts New Package of Measures Against Terrorist Financing It took the European Union less than two days to come up with a concrete reaction (political statements notwithstanding) to the December 19, 2016, deadly terrorist attack on a Christmas market in... Michael Plachta 33 1 2016-12-23 European Union Money Laundering, Terrorism
European Parliament and Council Have Reached Agreement on the New Firearms Directive On December 20, 2016, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) confirmed, on behalf of the Council, that after a year of discussions, the European Parliament and Council have reached a... Michael Plachta 33 1 2016-12-23 European Union Arms Trafficking, National Security, Terrorism