Articles

E.g., 2017-09
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
International Court of Justice Initiates Proceedings Against Pakistan and Indicates Provisional Measures in a Death Sentence Case On May 8, 2017, the Government of India filed in the Registry of the Court an “Application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice” (the Court) in the Case Concerning the... Michael Plachta 33 5 2017-05-26 India, Pakistan Capital Punishment, International Courts
European Court of Human Rights Rules that Absence of a Lawyer During Police Custody does not Violate the Right to a Fair Trial On May 12, 2017, the European Court of Human Rights – Grand Chamber (Court) delivered a judgment in the case of Simeonovi v. Bulgaria (application no. 21980/04). The Court held, unanimously, that... Michael Plachta 33 5 2017-05-26 Bulgaria Fair Trial, International Courts
Seizure and Forfeiture in Rem Brought against Lobbyist for African Countries On May 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section brought a civil forfeiture in rem case against bank accounts in which Joseph Szlavik, a lobbyist, controlled... Bruce Zagaris 33 5 2017-05-26 Gabon, United States Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Money Laundering
Challenges in the Field of Economic and Financial Crime in Europe and the US (Katalin Ligeti & Vanessa Franssen, eds.), Hart Publishing, 294 pp., 2017. The book has detailed information on developments in financial criminal law in a number of European jurisdictions, in the United States and in the European Union, spanning several themes.  The first... Bruce Zagaris 33 5 2017-05-26 Europe, United States Book Review, Financial Crimes
European Parliament Rejects 4AMLD-based Blacklist Submitted by the European Commission On May 17, 2017, the European Parliament adopted its resolution rejecting the Delegated Regulation of March 24, 2017, submitted by the European Commission. The Commission initiative was rejected for... Michael Plachta 33 5 2017-05-19 Ethiopia, Europe, Guyana European Union, FATF, Money Laundering
U.S. Jury Convicts Former Guinea Minister of Receiving and Laundering $8.5 Million in Bribes On May 3, 2017, a federal jury in New York City convicted Mahmoud Thiam, a former Minister of Mines and Geology of the Republic of Guinea, for his role in a scheme to launder bribes paid to him by... Bruce Zagaris 33 5 2017-05-19 Guinea, United States Bribery
ICC Unseals Warrant against Libyan Suspect and May Investigate Migrant-Related Crimes in Libya On April 24, 2017, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unsealed the warrant of arrest for Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled (Al-Tuhamy), who is allegedly responsible for war crimes... Bruce Zagaris 33 5 2017-05-19 Libya Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court, War Crimes
INTERPOL Red Notice Abuse: Which Member Countries are the Primary Offenders? During the past two years, INTERPOL has carried out important reforms.  It has expanded the rights of individuals who seek access to or deletion of information about them in the organization’s... Yuriy Nemets 33 5 2017-05-12 International Organizations, Law Enforcement
A Critical Reading of UNSC Resolution 2347(2017) on Unlawful Attacks Against and Looting of Religious and Historic Sites On 24 March 2017, the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2347(2017), whose operative part, inter alia, affirmed that directing unlawful attacks against sites and buildings... Konstantinos D. Magliveras 33 5 2017-05-12 Libya, Syria Counter-terrorism, Cultural Property, United Nations
OECD Announces Initiative to Combat CRS Avoidance Activities On May 5, 2017, the OECD announced the establishment of a facility to disclose Common Reporting System (CRS) avoidance schemes.  The facility will enable interested parties to report potential... OECD Announces Initiative to Combat CRS Avoidance Activities 33 5 2017-05-12 United States OECD, Tax Enforcement
Florida Legislature Passes Law Reclassifying Bitcoin Transactions to Prevent Money Laundering On Friday, May 5, 2017, the legislature of the U.S. state of Florida passed legislation designed to reclassify transactions involving Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies so they cannot be used to... Jacob Rasch 33 5 2017-05-12 United States Computer Crimes, Money Laundering
UK Blacklists 3 Ghanaian Lawmakers over Visa Fraud On April 26, 2017, the media disclosed a confidential letter from the British High Commissioner in Ghana, John Benjamin, to the Speaker of the Parliament in Ghana, Aaron Mike Oquaye, accusing three... Bruce Zagaris 33 5 2017-05-12 Ghana, United Kingdom False Papers, Fraud, Immigration
Investigations Into Trump’s Former National Security Advisor Intensify On April 26, 2017, the release of documents by the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee and statements by its members show that investigations into the activities of retired Lt. Gen.... Bruce Zagaris 33 5 2017-05-05 Russia, Turkey, United States Conspiracy, Investigation
Kuwaiti Olympic Organizer Resigns from FIFA Role Over Bribery Scandal On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah announced that he was resigning from his post on the governing council for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (... Jacob Rasch 33 5 2017-05-05 Kuwait, United States Bribery, Corruption, Court Conviction
E. Caribbean Supreme Court Denies Former Antiguan Financial Regulator’s Extradition Appeal On April 19, 2017, the East Caribbean Supreme Court, in a decision rendered by Justice Darshan Ramdhani, denied an application for judicial review by Leroy King, the former head of the Financial... Bruce Zagaris 33 5 2017-05-05 Antigua and Barbuda, United States Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Extradition, Financial Crimes
Jamaica Extradites 8 Persons to the U.S. on Lottery Scam Charges On April 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that eight Jamaicans charged in a transnational organized crime advance fee “lottery scam” fraud are now in federal custody in the United... Bruce Zagaris 33 5 2017-05-05 Jamaica, United States Extradition, Fraud
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution on Abusive Use of the Interpol System At its 15th Sitting on April 26, 2017, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted the Resolution on abusive use of the Interpol system. The debate and resolution were based on... Michael Plachta 33 5 2017-04-28 Europe Council of the European Union, INTERPOL
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Adopts Opinion on the Draft Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property At its 18th meeting held on April 28, 2017, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted its Opinion on the draft Council of Europe Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural... Michael Plachta 33 5 2017-04-28 Europe Council of the European Union, Cultural Property