Articles

E.g., 2018-08
Title Abstract Authorsort ascending Volume Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
When the Ties That Bind Unwind: The Skripal Case and the Chemical Weapons Convention “There is no alternative conclusion,” the prime minister declared, “other than that the Russian State was culpable for the attempted murder of Mr. Skripal and his daughter -- and for threatening the... Zarine Kharazian and Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-23 Russia, United Kingdom Human Rights, International Crimes, International Organizations, Law of War, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Joint US-Colombia Enforcement Effort Arrests Five Connected To Recent String of Violent Jewelry Robberies Law enforcement officials in the United States and Colombia have arrested one Honduran and four Colombian nationals for their suspected role in a string of violent robberies targeting travelling... Zarine Kharazian 33 8 2017-08-04 Colombia, United States Drugs & Trafficking, Law Enforcement, Organized Crime
New York Branch of Pakistan’s Largest Bank Faces $630 million Penalty for Alleged AML Violations On August 24, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that it plans to fine the U.S. branch of the Pakistan-based Habib Bank up to $630 million for a series of anti-money... Zarine Kharazian 33 9 2017-09-01 Pakistan, United States Money Laundering, Terrorism
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Files Application to Return 2,300-Years-Old Marble Bull’s Head to Lebanon On July 8, 1967, French archaeologist Maurice Dunand unearthed a 2,300-years-old, foot tall marble bull’s head from a site at the foot of the Temple of Eshmun in Sidon, Lebanon. Dunand, the director... Zarine Kharazian 33 10 2017-10-06 Lebanon, United States Art and Cultural Property
Justice Department and Microsoft Set to Square Off Before Supreme Court in Landmark Data Privacy Case On October 16, 2017, the Supreme Court granted the Department of Justice’s petition for a writ of certiorari in its dispute with Microsoft over access to private emails stored at Microsoft’s Dublin,... Zarine Kharazian 33 10 2017-10-27 United States Data Privacy
Divorcing Fact from Fiction With Regards to the Elephant Ivory Trade On November 17, 2017, the Trump administration announced that its initial reversal of a ban on the importation of elephant ivory from Zimbabwe had been put on hold. The decision comes after criticism... Zarine Kharazian 33 12 2017-12-01
A Look at the Amicus Briefs in United States v. Microsoft Corp On December 13, 2017, amici curiae filed briefs in the United States v. Microsoft Corp case set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2017-2018 term. The case concerns the U.S. Justice... Zarine Kharazian 33 12 2017-12-22 Ireland, United States Data Privacy, European Union
The 2nd Kroll Report on the Moldovan Bank Scandal and the Role of Scottish Limited Partnerships in Money Laundering On December 22, U.S. private investigative firm Kroll published its second report on the 2014 Moldovan bank fraud scandal. This article provides background on the scandal, as well as commentary on... Zarine Kharazian 34 1 2018-01-12 Money Laundering, Offshore Banking
Justice Department and CFTC Team Up to Crackdown on Individuals, European Banks for Commodities Market Spoofing On Monday, January 29, 2018, the Justice Department announced charges against eight individuals accused of manipulating U.S. commodities markets for financial gain. Seven of the eight individuals... Zarine Kharazian 34 2 2018-02-16 United States Charged with Crimes, Cybercrime, Economic Crimes, Financial Supervision, Fraud, Securities Exchange Commission, Securities Law
Czech Court Orders Release of Top Kurdish Official Despite Turkey’s INTERPOL Red Notice Request On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, a Czech court ordered the release of a top Kurdish official despite an INTERPOL Red Notice request submitted by Turkish authorities, the Czech News Agency reported. The... Zarine Kharazian 34 3 2018-03-09 Turkey INTERPOL
Indonesian Officials Seize 1MDB-linked Yacht; Hand It Over to FBI Acting on a request from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Indonesian officials seized the luxury yacht Equanimity at Benoa Harbor in Bali, Indonesia on February 28, 2018. On March 8, they... Zarine Kharazian 34 3 2018-03-23 Malaysia Embezzlement
Mexican Drug Kingpin Indicted in New York For Allegedly Trafficking Enough Fentanyl to Kill 10 Million People On March 27, 2018, New York officials announced the indictment of a Mexico-based drug kingpin and five codefendants allegedly involved in a conspiracy to traffic and distribute large quantities of... Zarine Kharazian 34 4 2018-03-30 Mexico Drug Enforcement
The CLOUD Act: Arguments For and Against On February 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the seminal data privacy case of the term, United States v. Microsoft Corp. At issue in the case is whether the warrant... Zarine Kharazian 34 4 2018-04-20 United States Data Privacy
In Jesner v. Arab Bank, U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Corporate Liability for International Law Violations under the Alien Tort Statute In a 5-4 ruling issued on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) cannot be used to sue foreign corporations. With Justice Kennedy writing for the... Zarine Kharazian 34 4 2018-05-04 United States Counter-terrorism
Parents of Otto Warmbier Sue North Korea under FSIA for Their Son’s Torture and Wrongful Death n April 26, 2018, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, the parents of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, filed suit against the government of North Korea for the torture and wrongful death of their... Zarine Kharazian 34 5 2018-05-11 North Korea Torture
ICE to Return Nearly 4,000 Smuggled Artifacts Purchased By Hobby Lobby to Iraq On May 2, 2018, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported that it will return nearly 4,000 ancient artifacts, including roughly 450 cuneiform tablets and 3000 clay bullae, to the... Zarine Kharazian 34 5 2018-05-18 Cultural Property
DC Circuit Appeals Court Bars U.S. Government from Forcibly Transferring U.S. ISIS Suspect On May 7, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the United States cannot forcibly transfer an American ISIS suspect being held in Iraq to another... Zarine Kharazian 34 5 2018-05-25 Terrorism
United States, Lima Group Put Diplomatic, Financial Pressure on Maduro Regime  On May 21, 2018, the United States imposed its latest sanctions on the government of Venezuela. The sanctions were imposed a day following the widely-denounced re-election of Venezuelan President... Zarine Kharazian 34 6 2018-06-22 Venezuela
Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism Tackles Virtual Currencies, Shell Companies, and Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing titled, Protecting Our Elections: Examining Shell Companies and Virtual Currencies as Avenues for Foreign... Zarine Kharazian 34 7 2018-07-13 Cybercrime
Trump Administration Eschews Strategic Diplomacy for Overbroad Sanctions in Row with Turkey over Evangelical Pastor Since late July 2018, the Trump administration has been embroiled in a bitter conflict with the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. The conflict has reached a fever pitch this... Zarine Kharazian 34 8 2018-08-18

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