Articles

E.g., 2017-11
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
The ICC Prosecutor’s Request To Investigate the Situation in Afghanistan: A Threat or Opportunity? On November 3, 2017, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced her decision to request an investigation into crimes allegedly committed in connection with the armed conflict... Michael Plachta and Joseph Rychlak 33 11 2017-11-17 Afghanistan, Poland, United States Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court
U.S. Charges 5 Individuals in Rolls Royce Corruption Case On November 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the unsealing of an indictment against five individuals of Rolls-Royce plc and its subsidiaries (Rolls-Royce).  The charges involved two... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-17 China, United States Charged with Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
2 Executives Plead Guilty in U.S. to Petrobas-Related Corruption Crimes On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Anthony “Tony” Mace and Robert Zubiate, two former executives at the Oil Services Company (SBM Offshore NV), a Dutch oil and... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-17 Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
ICC Authorizes Investigation into Burundi despite Withdrawal from the Rome Statute On October 27, 2017, Burundi became the first State Party to withdraw from the 1998 Rome treaty creating the International Criminal Court (ICC), in accordance with the provisions of Article 127 of... Michael Plachta 33 11 2017-11-17 Burundi International Criminal Court
Canada Enacts Magnitsky-Style Law and Imposes Sanctions on 52 Foreign Nationals On October 19, 2017, Canada’s “Magnitsky-style” law, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) received royal assent and came into force. Consistent with the... Peter Bowal and Colin McKay 33 11 2017-11-17 Canada, Russia, Sudan Human Rights
Universal Jurisdiction: Attempting to Bring Justice to Syrian Victims Victims of the tragic civil war in Syria continue to flee to other countries for safety. Justice has been difficult to deliver to perpetrators of the most heinous crimes committed in the conflict,... Farhad Mirzadeh 33 11 2017-11-13 Syria Crimes against Humanity
Sessions Declares MS-13 a ‘Priority Target’ and Links Them to Opioid Crisis Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Monday, October 23, in which he announced that the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang would be... Madeline Henshaw-Greene 33 11 2017-11-13 El Salvador, Honduras, United States Border Security, Drug Enforcement
U.S. Special Counsel Obtains Indictment and Plea for Transparency and Tax Crimes An indictment charges Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman of the Trump Presidential campaign, with conspiracy, failure to report foreign bank accounts, money laundering, and failure to... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-03 United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Indictment, Money Laundering
European Parliament Adopts Resolution on the Protection of Whistleblowers On October 24, 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest. The non-legislative resolution was passed by 399... Michael Plachta 33 11 2017-11-03 European Union Intelligence
U.S. Commandos Seize Suspect in Benghazi Attacks in Libya to Face Criminal Charges in the U.S. On October 29, 2017, a United States team of commandos seized Mustafa al-Imam, a suspect in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya and brought him to a U.S. warship and are returning him to the U.S. to... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-03 Libya, United States Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Law of War
Texas Grand Jury Indicts 5 Chinese Citizens & 4 Chinese Companies in Scheme to Sell Mislabeled Dietary Supplements On October 25, 2017, a U.S. District Court grand jury in Dallas, Texas returned two indictments against five Chinese citizens and four companies alleging fraud and other charges concerning sales of... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-03 China, United States Cybercrime, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
French Court Finds Equatorial Guinea Vice President Guilty of Embezzlement On October 27, 2017, a French court found Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue, 48, and the second Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, guilty of embezzlement in absentia.  The court gave him a three-year... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-03 Equatorial Guinea, France Embezzlement
Australian Wildlife Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Protected Wildlife Items On October 24, 2017, Australian citizen Guan Zong Chen (“Graham Chen”) pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts, on charges that he led a conspiracy to illegally export (smuggle... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-03 Australia, China, United States Wildlife Smuggle
When Is a Fish Just a Fish? Yates v. United States John Yates is a self-employed commercial fisherman plying the Gulf of Mexico from his home port on Florida’s southwest coast.  His primary catch of red grouper is subject to fish size limitations and... Luz E. Nagle 33 11 2017-10-27 United States Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
OFAC Penalties against Cartier and White Burch Show Compliance Need for Retailers Two recent OFAC penalty settlements – the first involving Cartier “Richemont” and the second against White Birch USA – demonstrate the need for compliance for retailers. Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-10-27 United States Economic Crimes, Economic Sanctions
European Parliament Adopts Final Report and Recommendations in the “Panama Papers” Affair On October 18, 2017, the Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA Committee) approved its final report by 47 votes to 2 with 6 abstentions, after an 18-month... Michael Plachta 33 11 2017-10-27 European Union Money Laundering
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Pleads for Responsible Encryption to Facilitate Enforcement Cooperation On October 13, 2017, speaking at the Global Cyber Security Summit in London, England, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein pleaded for technology companies to implement responsible... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-10-27 United States Cybercrime
Swiss Attorney General Opens Criminal Case against Former S.G. of FIFA and Others in Award of World Cup Media Rights On October 12, 2017, the Office of the Swiss Attorney General (OAG) opened a criminal proceeding against the former Secretary General of FIFA and against the Chief Executive Office of the BEIN Media... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-10-27 Switzerland Corruption, Enforcement of International Sports Law