Articles

E.g., 2020-01
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
UK Extradites Member of “The Dark Overlord” Hacking Group to the U.S. On December 18, 2019, a United Kingdom national, Nathan Wyatt, 39, appeared in United States District Court in St. Louis on charges of aggravated identity theft, threatening to damage a protected... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-30 Fraud
GOLD LAUNDERING: THE DIRTY SECRETS OF THE GOLD TRADE – AND HOW TO CLEAN UP by Mark Pieth (Elster & Salis Ag, 2019, 299 pp.) The book gives a critical look at international efforts to regulate the gold supply chain, including soft law and self-regulation.  The book shows the international community has not yet... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-28 Book Review
SNC-Lavalin Pleads Guilty to Corruption-Related Fraud On December 18, 2019, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. settled criminal charges concerning the work it did in Libya with its construction division, pleading guilty to one count of fraud and ending a long-... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-12-27 Fraud
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Increases IP and Environmental Enforcement  As the ratifications of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) continue, professionals are focusing on the enforcement cooperation improvements in intellectual property and environmental... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-01-25
More than 300 People Arrested in Connection with ‘Ndrangheta Mafia On December 19, 2019, a major mafia crackdown involving more than 3,000 Italian police officers resulted in 334 arrests across Germany, Bulgaria, Switzerland, and 12 provinces in Italy. Out of the... Esther Bouquet 36 1 2020-01-25
Former Barbados Minister and Parliamentarian Convicted of Receiving and Laundering Bribes from Barbados Insurance Company While Company Must Disgorge  On January 16, 2020, a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn found a former Minister of Industry and member of the Barbados Parliament... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-01-25
Icelandic Seafood Company Withdraws from Namibia After Bribery Charges On January 17, 2020, Samherji’s acting chief executive Björgólfur Jóhannsson issued a statement, confirming his company’s withdrawal from its businesses in Namibia, including a N$400 million[1] ... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-01-25
NGOs Submit a Communication to the ICC Alleging Responsibility of EU Arms Companies for War Crimes in Yemen In a historic step on December 11, 2019, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) along with its partner organizations – Mwatana for Human Rights from Yemen, the... Michael Plachta 36 1 2020-01-18 International Criminal Court
Sudan to Open Investigations into Crimes Committed under Omar al-Bashir In late December, Sudan announced it opened an investigation into the crimes committed in Darfur by the former president Omar al-Bashir, 75, and his regime.[1] This move aims to end years of... Alexandra Haris 36 1 2020-01-15 Investigation
U.S. Homeland Security Orders Mexican Asylum Seekers to Guatemala over Mexico’s Objections On January 6, 2020, the same day the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed it plans to send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala to slow or block migration to the United States,... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-01-14 Asylum
France Extradites Suspected Torturer to Argentina On December 15, 2019, the French government extradited Mario Sandoval to Argentina, where he is suspected of participating in around 500 crimes against humanity in the Clandestine Center of... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-01-13 Extradition
A 2019 HOLIDAY RETROSPECTIVE FROM THE EDITORS (Bruce Zagaris and Alexandra Haris) The IELR sends everyone best wishes for 2020.  2019 proved to be yet another important year for the international enforcement community.   Bruce Zagaris & Alexandra Haris 36 1 2020-01-11
U.S. Homeland Security Orders Mexican Asylum Seekers to Guatemala over Mexico’s Objections On January 6, 2020, the same day the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed it plans to send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala to slow or block migration to the United States,... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-01-10 Immigration
Angola Freezes Assets of Daughter of Former President On December 23, 2019, a court in Luanda, Angola ordered an asset freeze of the personal bank accounts of Isabel dos Santos, her husband, Sindika Dokolo, and Mario da Silva in Angola, and the stakes... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2020-01-09 Embezzlement
U.S. Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream Pipeline Projects (NDAA 2020) On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) into law. Title 75 of the NDAA contains the “Protecting Europe’s Energy... Hdeel Abdelhady 36 1 2020-01-02 Sanctions
Dubai Arrests Organized Crime Figure on Request of the Dutch On December 16, 2019, the Dutch police announced that Dubai police have arrested the suspected head of a cocaine trafficking gang and the most wanted man in the Netherlands.   Dubai... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2019-12-25 Drugs & Trafficking
European Committee on Crime Problems Acts on Artificial Intelligence and International Cooperation  The Council of Europe’s (CoE) European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) held its seventy-seventh plenary session on December 3 and 4, 2019, in Strasbourg, France.[1] At the... Michael Plachta 36 1 2019-12-21 Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
France Extradites Alleged Torturer to Argentina On December 15, 2019, France extradited a former Argentinian police officer, who worked for many years as an academic at the Sorbonne, to Argentina to answer changes of his participation in the... Bruce Zagaris 36 1 2019-12-20 Extradition
UN Makes Progress on the Convention on Crimes against Humanity On November 13, 2019, the Sixth Committee (Legal) of the UN General Assembly engaged in discussions concerning elaboration and adopted a new convention on crimes against humanity at its seventy-... Michael Plachta 35 12 2019-12-13 United Nations
ICC Prosecutor Finally Refuses to Open Investigation in the Mavi Marmara Incident On December 2, 2019, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) once again declined – now for a third time – to open an investigation into Israel’s violent attack on... Michael Plachta 35 12 2019-12-11 International Criminal Court

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