Articles

E.g., 2023-02
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
European Court Allows Admissibility of the Case of Ukraine and the Netherlands Against Russia On January 25, 2023, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights delivered its much-anticipated decision on jurisdiction and admissibility in the interstate case of Ukraine and the... Michael Plachta 39 2 2023-02-03 Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine Administration of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, Jurisdiction
U.S. Arrests and Charges British and Russian Businessmen for Sanctions Evasion of Oligarch’s Yacht On January 20, 2023, the United States Department of Justice announced the unsealing of separate indictments against two businessmen, Vladislav Osipov, 51, a Russian national, and Richard Masters,... Bruce Zagaris 39 2 2023-02-03 Russia, United Kingdom Arrest, Indictment, Money Laundering, Sanctions
Wagner Group Designated as Transnational Organized Crime Group by Treasury On January 26, 2023, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated PMC Wagner, commonly known as the Wagner Group, as a significant transnational criminal... Alex Mostaghimi 39 2 2023-02-03 Russia, United States Mercenaries, Money Laundering, Sanctions, U.S. Federal Government
U.S., Europol and 12 Other Countries Take Down Hive Ransomware Infrastructure On January 26, 2023, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Europol announced, with cooperation from twelve other governments, they have disrupted the Hive ransomware group that has... Bruce Zagaris 39 2 2023-02-03 United States Cybercrime, Europol
Council of Europe Adopts a Resolution on the Legal Accountability of Russia for Aggression Against Ukraine At its 7th sitting on January 26, 2023, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted its Resolution 2482 (2023) entitled Legal and human rights aspects of the Russian... Michael Plachta 39 2 2023-02-03 Russia, Ukraine Council of the European Union, International Crimes, International Criminal Tribunal, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
Council of Europe Acts on Former Foreign Terrorist Fighters Returning to Europe At its second sitting on January 23, 2023, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE, Assembly) adopted a resolution and recommendation addressing a complicated and multidimensional... Michael Plachta 39 2 2023-02-03 European Union, Syria International Courts, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
Bolivia Held Responsible in Forced Disappearance Case and Ordered to Release Archived Military Documents On  January 20th, 2023, the Bolivian government was found responsible for the forced disappearance of Juan Carlos Flores Bedregal and found in violation of human rights laws for withholding... Savannah Telfer 39 2 2023-02-03 Bolivia Human Rights
New FATF Report on Suriname Shows Much Work Is Required At the end of January, the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) issued the 4th Mutual Evaluation Report on Suriname.  The 426-page report (MER) shows many gaps remain and much work... Bruce Zagaris 39 2 2023-02-03 Suriname Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision
Russian Governor’s Son Requests Extradition to Russia Rather than U.S. On January 17, Artem Uss, son of Russian governor Alexander Uss, asked an Italian court to extradite him to Russia rather than the United States.[1]  Uss was arrested in mid-October 2022 at... Alex Mostaghimi 39 2 2023-01-27 Italy, Russia, United States Extradition, Money Laundering, Sanctions, Smuggle
Ex-Marine Duggan Fights U.S. Extradition Request in Australian Court In December 2022, the Australian attorney-general accepted an extradition request from the U.S. for the rendition of Daniel Edmund Duggan, an ex-Marine who renounced his American citizenship to... Alex Mostaghimi 39 2 2023-01-27 Australia, South Africa, United States Extradition, Money Laundering
The Halkbank Case: Are Sovereign Owned Enterprises Immune From Prosecution? On January 17, 2023, the Supreme Court heard argument in Halkbank v. United States, Dkt. No. 21-1450.  That argument confirmed two things: the issue before the Court is very consequential, and... Fred Davis 39 2 2023-01-27 Turkey, United States Immunity, Money Laundering
European Parliament Calls for the Establishment of a Tribunal on the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine On January 19, 2023, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the establishment of a tribunal on the crime of aggression against Ukraine. The resolution addresses a specific aspect of a way... Michael Plachta 39 2 2023-01-27 Russia, Ukraine Crimes against Humanity, European Union, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal
Angola Recovers $5 Billion of Stolen and Embezzled Assets On January 17, 2023, the Angolan government revealed it has already recovered $5 billion (4.6 billion euros) of assets removed illegally from the country and it is awaiting court decisions on... Bruce Zagaris 39 2 2023-01-27 Angola, European Union Asset Seizure, Corruption, Embezzlement, United Nations
U.S. Arrests Founder and Majority Owner of Cryptocurrency Exchange for Illicit Money Transmitting On January 18, 2023, the United States Department of Justice announced the arrest of the founder and majority owner of a cryptocurrency exchange Bitzlato Ltd. (Bitzlato) the prior night in Miami... Bruce Zagaris 39 2 2023-01-27 Germany, United States Arrest, Cybercrime, Money Laundering
Eurojust Releases Report on Digital Evidence Gathering On December 22, 2022, Europol, Eurojust, and the European Judicial Network published  the 2022 edition of the SIRIUS European Union (EU) Digital Evidence Situation Report. This report gives... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-20 Eurojust, European Union, Evidence Gathering, Evidence Sharing
Qatargate: A Shock Test to the EU’s Transparency and Accountability Framework On December 9, 2022, the Belgian police executed a 20 different raids on 19 addresses across Brussels to investigate a suspected corruption incident.  During the enforcement action, Belgian... Alex Mostaghimi 39 1 2023-01-20 Belgium, European Union, Qatar Bribery, Corruption, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, Transparency
Court Rules No Diplomatic Immunity for Extradited Maduro Associate Alex Saab Moran Colombian businessman Alex Saab Moran, was arrested in Cabo Verde (formerly Cape Verde) for extradition to the United States. To some, he is a hero kidnapped by the Americans while on a... Linda Friedman Ramirez 39 1 2023-01-20 Colombia, United States, Venezuela Bribery, Corruption, Extradition
Police Arrest Head of Human Smuggling Network in Sudan On January 1, 2023, in a major international police operation led by the United Arab Emirates, based on information shared through Interpol, law enforcement authorities arrested in Sudan Kidane... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-20 Sudan, United Arab Emirates Human Trafficking, Smuggle
EU Court of Justice Allows Extradition of EU Citizens to Third Countries to Serve a Sentence On December 22, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) (Grand Chamber) delivered a judgment in the case of M.S. (Case C‑237/21).   Michael Plachta 39 1 2023-01-13 Bosnia, Croatia, Germany, Serbia European Union, Extradition
Dubai Court of Appeal Rules Alleged Cum-Ex Dividend Fraudster Shah Extraditable to Denmark On December 28, 2022, a Dubai Court of Appeal approved the extradition to Denmark of British hedge fund trader Sanjay Shah, who is accused of leading a $1.7 billion cum-ex dividend fraud tax scheme... Bruce Zagaris 39 1 2023-01-13 Netherlands, United Arab Emirates Extradition, Fraud, Tax Crimes

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