Articles

E.g., 2017-07
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
European Migrant Smuggling Centre Releases Its First Activity Report On February 24, 2017, the European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC) has published its one year activity report. The EMSC was launched by Europol on February 22, 2016, during the second Europol-... Michael Plachta 33 3 2017-03-22 Europe Europol, Smuggle
Appeal Court Sets Guatemalan Escobal Mining Case in British Columbia In late January 2017, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) for Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada reversed a lower court decision and consigned jurisdiction to the BC courts to hear a claim... Peter Bowal and John Jamieson 33 3 2017-03-22 Canada, Guatemala Jurisdiction
UK Attorney General Announces Government Position on Drone Strikes On January 11, 2017, United Kingdom’s Attorney-General, the Rt Hon. Jeremy Wright QC MP, delivered a speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London on “The Modern Law of Self-... Michael Plachta 33 3 2017-03-22 United Kingdom Counter-terrorism
Justice Department Announces Indictments of Russian Hackers in Yahoo Hacks On March 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had indicted four Russian nationals, including two members of the FSB, the Russian spy agency, in connection with the hacking of... Jacob Rasch 33 3 2017-03-17 Russia, United States Computer Crimes, Espionage, Extradition, Sanctions
North Korean Banks Banned by Swift In recent weeks, three North Korean banks were banned by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift), the world’s most important financial messaging service.  Banks use... Anthony Bizien 33 3 2017-03-17 North Korea Money Laundering, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution on Access to a Lawyer On March 10, 2017, the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a Resolution on securing access of detainees to lawyers. The debate... Michael Plachta 33 3 2017-03-17 Europe Arrest, Charged with Crimes, Law Enforcement
Polish Court Issues Arrest Warrant for 98-Year-Old Minnesota Man in Nazi Case On March 15, 2017, a Polish court issued an arrest warrant for Michael Karkoc, a 98-year-old Minnesota man sought in connection with the commission of a Nazi massacre, thereby enabling Poland to seek... Bruce Zagaris 33 3 2017-03-17 Poland, United States Crimes against Humanity, Extradition, Holocaust
Swiss Supreme Court Approves French Legal Assistance Request Based on Stolen Bank Data On March 13, 2017, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court made public a decision, dated February 2017 , granting legal assistance to France on stolen bank client data from UBS in the case of suspected tax... Bruce Zagaris 33 3 2017-03-17 France, Switzerland Banking Supervision, Mutual Legal Assistance
Jersey Agrees to Return Forfeited Assets to Kenya and Requests Extradition On March 3, 2017, the Jersey government signed an agreement with the Kenyan government to return over £3 million of stolen assets to Kenya. In February 2016, Windward, a Jersey-registered company,... Bruce Zagaris 33 3 2017-03-17 Jersey, Kenya Asset Forfeiture, Corruption
ZTE Agrees to Enter Guilty Plea and Pay Over $430.4 Million for Sanctions Violations On March 7, 2017, ZTE Corporation, a leading Chinese electronics company, agreed to enter a guilty plea and to pay a $430,488,798 penalty to the U.S. for conspiring to violate the International... Bruce Zagaris 33 3 2017-03-17 China, Iran, United States Prosecution, Sanctions
EUROPOL Releases Its Report on Serious and Organized Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) On March 9, 2017, EUROPOL released its report, “SOCTA 2017: European Union Serious and Organized Crime Threat Assessment Crime in the age of technology”. This is the second edition of the SOCTA,... Michael Plachta 33 3 2017-03-17 Europe Europol, Organized Crime
U.S. Court in Pennsylvania Orders Google to Comply with FBI Order to Produce Electronic Data On February 3, 2017, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Rueter issued a memorandum of decision (hereafter memorandum) and order, requiring Google Inc. to disclose to agents of the Federal Bureau of... Bruce Zagaris 33 3 2017-03-10 United States Computer Crimes, Jurisdiction, Legislation, Warrants
Lawsuits in Germany, Spain and U.S. Try to Hold Syrian Government Accountable for Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Victims of crimes against humanity and war crimes in Syria are trying to hold Syrian intelligence and other authorities accountable as the international community struggles to develop an... Bruce Zagaris 33 3 2017-03-10 United States Crimes against Humanity, Human Rights, Jurisdiction, War Crimes
Search of Caterpillars Headquarters Increases Pressure in Tax Fraud Investigation On March 2, 2017, dozens of federal authorities executed a search warrant on Caterpillar Inc.’s corporate headquarters and two other facilities, in an escalation of investigations into Caterpillar... Bruce Zagaris 33 3 2017-03-10 Switzerland, United States Investigation, Tax Crimes, Warrants
South Africa’s High Court Declares the Government Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court Unconstitutional and Invalid On February 22, 2017, the South African High Court (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) delivered a judgment declaring the government decision to withdraw from the Statute of the International Criminal Court... Michael Plachta 33 3 2017-03-03 South Africa International Criminal Court, Sovereignty
Italy Commutes Sentence of Ex-CIA Agent for Irregular Rendition On February 28, 2017, the Italian presidential palace announced that Italian President Sergio Mattarella had commuted the sentence of ex-CIA officer Sabrina De Sousa, who has been convicted in an... Bruce Zagaris and Jacob Rasch 33 3 2017-03-03 Italy, Portugal, United States Extradition, Rendition, Sentencing, U.S. Federal Government
U.S. Department of Justice Loses another Case on Exporting Luxury Cars to China On February 22, 2017, the Department of Justice lost another civil forfeiture case against persons who bought luxury cars from auto dealers in the United States, then shipped them to China to be... Bruce Zagaris 33 3 2017-03-03 China, United States Asset Forfeiture, Fraud