Articles

E.g., 2019-06
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
Family of Victim File Lawsuit against Former Sri Lankan Defense Minister for Human Rights Violations On April 15, 2019, a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California unsealed a civil lawsuit against former Sir Lankan Defense Minister Gotabay Rajapaska, a dual U.S.-Sri Lankan citizen... Bruce Zagaris 35 5 2019-04-27 Sri Lanka, United States Human Rights
Council of Europe Voices Concerns with Deprivation of Nationality As an Anti-Terror Measure At its 9th sitting held on January 25, 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution 2263 (2019) and Recommendation 2145 (2019). These policies... Michael Plachta 35 2 2019-02-01 Europe Counter-terrorism, Human Rights, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
Fortunes Turn Sour for 2 Ecuadorian High Net Worth Fugitives: ICE Detains Them and Florida Appellate Court Rules Against Them in Asset Recovery Case On February 13, 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested two high-net-worth fugitives from Ecuador who have battled for at least a decade to avoid returning to Ecuador where an... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-23 Ecuador, United States Asset Forfeiture, Extradition
Canada Proceeds with Extradition of Huawei CFO While She Sues Canada and China Accuses Canadian Former Diplomat of Espionage On March 1, 2019, Canada’s Justice Department authorized an extradition hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, the Chinese telecom and electronics company, on 13... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-16 Canada, China, United States Espionage, Extradition
U.S. Revokes Entry Visa for ICC Prosecutor over Afghanistan Row On March 15, 2019, the IELR Blog detailed how the Trump administration pledged to block the entry of International Criminal Court (ICC) officials seeking to investigate U.S. personnel. On... Alex Psilakis and Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-13 Afghanistan, United States International Criminal Court
IDB Expert Group Reports on Anti-Corruption, Transparency, and Integrity in Latin America and the Caribbean In December 2018, the Inter-American Development issued a report of an expert advisory group on a comprehensive approach to combating anti-corruption and bringing enhanced transparency and... Bruce Zagaris 35 1 2019-01-12
European Court of Human Rights Orders Italy to Pay Damages to Amanda Knox On January 24, 2019, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights issued a judgment, awarding €18,400 to Amanda Knox, a U.S. national and former student who spent years in detention... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-01 European Union, Italy, United States European Court of Human Rights, Human Rights
European Solutions Offer Little Hope for Iran in the Face of US Sanctions The decision by the United States to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) has left Iran and many European nations scrambling to salvage the agreement.  Soon... Farhad Mirzadeh 35 3 2019-02-23 European Union, Iran, United States Counter-terrorism, Money Laundering, Sanctions
UK Court Lifts an Obligation to Seek Assurances from USA in a Death Penalty Case On January 18, 2019, the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division (Divisional Court), in a rolled-up hearing by Lord Chief Justice Burnett and Mr Justice Garnham, dismissed the claim... Michael Plachta 35 3 2019-03-16 United Kingdom, United States Death Penalty, Mutual Legal Assistance
Standard Chartered Bank Extends DPA for Violating Iran Sanctions and Agrees to More than $1 Billion in Penalties On April 9, 2019, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), which is headquartered in London, England, agreed to pay more than $1 billion in penalties (including forfeiture of $240 million and a fine of $480... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-13 Iran, United Kingdom, United States Fraud, Sanctions
INTERPOL’s Power to Act Preemptively in Fighting Government Abuse In May 2018, Spanish authorities detained Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  It has been alleged that Spain acted on an active Russian request disseminated... Yuriy L. Nemets 35 5 2019-05-03 Russia, Spain INTERPOL
CBP Acquitted in Second Jury Trial, Bivens Action Still in Question What are the criminal or civil consequences when a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agent, shooting from the US, kills a Mexican national on the other side of the border? Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 1 2019-01-12
New York Bar Censures Lawyer Involved in 2016 Global Witness Video for Counseling Client to Engage In Fraudulent Conduct On January 15, 2019, the Attorney Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Department, New York State Bar censured Marc S. Koplik for his conduct in participating in counseling a client to engage... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-08 United States Fraud
U.S. Justice Department Releases 50 Advisory Opinions on Foreign Agents Registration Act On June 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice released over 50 FARA advisory opinions.  This article is a summary of some of the useful points. The FARA Registration Unit has issued 49... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2018-06-29
European Commission Recommends Negotiating Treaty with U.S. on Access to Electronic Evidence On February 5, 2019, the European Commission published its recommendations for the Council to engage in two international negotiations on cross-border rules to obtain electronic evidence. Following... Michael Plachta 35 3 2019-02-23 European Union, United States Cross-Border Communication, Data Sharing
3rd Largest Israeli Bank Agrees to Pay $195 Million and Enters into DPA with US on Tax Violations On March 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd. (Mizrahi-Tefahot) and its subsidiaries, United Mizrahi Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. (UMBS) and Mizrahi Tefahot... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-16 Israel, United States Tax Enforcement
In Targeting Venezuela, the Trump Administration Targets Cuba On April 5, 2019, the Trump administration announced its decision to issue sanctions against 34 ships owned or operated by Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the state-run oil company. The... Alex Psilakis 35 4 2019-04-13 China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, United States, Venezuela Sanctions
Two Months Later, Questions Remain After the Raiding of the North Korean Embassy in Madrid On April 23, 2019, the U.S. arrested Christopher Philip Ahn, a U.S. citizen and former Marine, for his alleged involvement in the February 22 raid of the North Korean embassy in Madrid. Spain, who... Alex Psilakis 35 5 2019-05-03 North Korea, Spain, United States Extradition
Federal Judge Dismisses Criminal Allegations Under Statute Outlawing Female Genital Mutilation On November 12, 2018 the Honorable Bernard A. Friedman, US District Court for the Southern District of Michigan in US v Nagarwala, et. al., dismissed criminal charges alleging violations... Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 1 2019-01-12
Court Awards $302,511,836.00 in Damages to Family of Journalist Marie Colvin As previously reported in the International Enforcement Law Reporter, Marie Colvin, an internationally renowned American journalist, was killed on February 22, 2012 while on assignment... Linda Friedman Ramirez 35 2 2019-02-08 Syria, United States International Law, Murder

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