Articles

E.g., 2017-07
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Criminalized Power Structures: The Overlooked Enemies of Peace (Michael Dziedzic, ed) This book, separated into two volumes, discusses criminalized power structures (CPS) that pose obstacles to the success of any peace process undertaken during or after a civil war or other period of... Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-21 Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Guatemala, Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Sierra Leone Book Review
U.S. State Department Critical of China in Annual Human Trafficking Report On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of State released its annual global assessment of human trafficking practices. The report, the first such document released under the Trump administration, is... Jacob Rasch 33 7 2017-07-21 China, United States
Iberoamerican Attorneys General and Colombian, Mexican and U.S. Strengthen Enforcement Cooperation On July 6-7, 2017, the annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association of Iberoamerican Public Prosecutors  [Asociación Iberomericana de Ministerios Públicos, (AIAMP)], representing 21... Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-21 Colombia, Mexico Information Exchange, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Law Enforcement
Intermediary Pleads Guilty in Corruption Scheme on Hanoi, Vietnam Building On June 21, 2017, Malcolm Harris, an intermediary in a transnational corruption scheme, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges for his participation in a scheme to bribe a foreign... Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-21 United States, Vietnam Corruption, Court Conviction
ICJ Grants Provisional Measures to India For Detainee in Pakistan Subject to Death Penalty On May 18, 2007, the International Court of Justice indicated to the Pakistan government that it must “take all measures at its disposal” to ensure that Mr. Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, an Indian... Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-21 India, Pakistan Consular rights, Death Penalty, International Courts
Progress in 1MDB: Another Conviction and Assets Seized On June 15, 2017, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California filed civil forfeiture complaints seeking the forfeiture and recovery of approximately $540 million in assets associated... Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-21 Malaysia, United States Corruption
G20 Declaration for Hamburg Focuses on Anti-Corruption On July 8, 2017, the G20 leaders issued a declaration, calling for enforcement and prevention action on a number of international enforcement issues, especially transnational corruption. Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-14 Corruption, International Convention, International Cooperation
The Hague Court of Appeal Holds the Netherlands Partly Liable in the Srebrenica Massacre On June 27, 2017, the Hague Court of Appeal delivered a judgment which confirmed that the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths in 1995 of some 300 Muslim men who were expelled from a Dutch U.... Michael Plachta 33 7 2017-07-14 Netherlands, Serbia Peacekeeping, War Crimes
International Criminal Court Declines to Refer South African Non-compliance to the Assembly of States Parties or the Security Council On July 6, 2017, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) delivered in open session its decision finding that South Africa failed to comply with its obligations by... Michael Plachta 33 7 2017-07-14 South Africa, Sudan International Criminal Court, War Crimes
U.S. Takes Action to Pressure China on North Korea In response to recent aggression by North Korea, the United States has taken several actions to pressure China, the nation’s closest ally, to assist in the effort to temper that aggression. Jacob Rasch 33 7 2017-07-07 China, North Korea, United States Money Laundering, Sanctions
European Parliament Sets up a Special Committee on Terrorism On July 6, 2017, European Parliament adopted its decision on setting up a special committee on terrorism, on the initiative of the EPP, ECR and ALDE Groups and with the support of an overwhelming... Michael Plachta 33 7 2017-07-07 European Union European Union, Terrorism
Trump Reverses Course on Cuba – What it Means President Trump has announced a reversal of American policy toward Cuba after revealing his Administration’s plans to partially reinstate sanctions on the coastal country.  The Trump administration’s... Farhad Mirzadeh and Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-07-07 Cuba, United States Information Exchange, International Cooperation, Sanctions
European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Human Rights Violations in the Context of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity On July 4, 2017, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a non-binding resolution on addressing human rights violations in the context of war crimes, and crimes against humanity, including genocide. The... Michael Plachta 33 7 2017-07-07 Africa, European Union, Syria Crimes against Humanity, European Union, War Crimes
FATF Plenary Emphasizes Terrorist Financing, Entity Transparency, and De-risking On June 21-23, 2017, the Financial Action Task Force held a plenary in Valencia, Spain. Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-06-30 FATF
European Commission Releases Its Report on the Risks of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing as the 4AMLD Enters into Force On June 26, 2017, the European Commission has published a report which will support Member State authorities in better addressing money laundering risks in practice. As required by the Fourth Anti-... Michael Plachta 33 7 2017-06-30 Europe European Commission, Money Laundering, Terrorism
EU Proposes Initiative Requiring Intermediaries to Report Cross-Border Tax Plans On June 21, 2017, the European Commission proposed new transparency rules for intermediaries – such as tax advisors, accounts, banks and lawyers – who design and promote tax plans for their clients. Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-06-30 European Union, Europe European Union, International Cooperation, Tax Enforcement
Swiss Federal Council Opens Consultation on Customs Administrative Assistance with the U.S. On June 21, 2017, the Swiss Federal Council started a consultation on a draft administrative assistance agreement in the customs area with the United States.  The Federal Council opined that the... Bruce Zagaris 33 7 2017-06-30 Switzerland, United States Customs, Customs Enforcement, International Cooperation