Articles

E.g., 2018-08
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
Pakistan Agent Pleads Guilty to Foreign Agents Registration Act Violation On May 7, 2018, Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry, 71, of Columbia, Maryland, pleaded guilty to failure to file a Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) statement.   Bruce Zagaris 35 5 2018-05-11 United States Disclosure
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 advisory... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2018-06-29
The U.S. and International Law on Election Interference On March 7, 2018, Eddie Skolnick and Jessica Alsart, both students at Georgetown Law School, introduced  the Georgetown Law School’s Global Law program entitled “Election Interference and... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-16 United States Conspiracy, Election Fraud
European Parliament Releases Study on Future EU-UK Police and Judicial Cooperation After Brexit On July 27, 2018, the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs released a study on the EU-UK relationship beyond Brexit. The document presents options... Michael Plachta 34 8 2018-08-04
Angola Charges Son of Ex-President with Defrauding US$500 Million from Sovereign Wealth Fund On March 27, 2018, the Angola Attorney General’s office accused Jose Filomeno dos Santos (known as Zenú), the son of Angola’s ex-president, of trying to defraud US $500 million from the country’s... Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-06
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution on Fighting Organized Crime through Confiscation At its 17th sitting held on April 26, 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution 2218 (2018) on fighting organized crime by facilitating the confiscation of... Michael Plachta 34 5 2018-05-04 Europe Organized Crime
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
Motion Challenges Indefinite Detention of 11 Guantanamo Detainees for 16 Years Without Charges or Trial On January 11, 2018, on the 16th anniversary of the Guantánamo prison’s opening, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Reprieve, and co-counsel filed a motion on behalf of 11 men held at the... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-19 United States Counter-terrorism, Detention
U.S. Antitrust Division Heads Discuss Efforts to Achieve Multilateral Framework on Procedures in Competition Law Investigation and Enforcement On June 1, 2018, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim described to the Council on Foreign Relations efforts of the United States, in partnership with leading antitrust agencies around the world... Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-15 United States Antitrust Cooperation
U.S. Justice Department Charges 5 Venezuelan PDVSA Officials in Corruption-Based Money Laundering Scheme  On February 12, 2018, the Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and other law enforcement officials announced the unsealing of an indictment... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-16 Venezuela Money Laundering
EU Justice & Home Affairs Makes Progress on Various Justice and Law Enforcement Issues At its 3603rd meeting on March 8 and 9, 2018, the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs Council discussed and adopted position on a number of criminal justice, home, and law enforcement issues. Michael Plachta 34 3 2018-03-16 European Union Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
Two U.S. Citizens Await Trial for Providing Material Support to Islamic State The federal government has now brought charges against two U.S. citizens suspected of providing support to or fighting on behalf of ISIS. Ibraheem Musaibli, 28, and Samantha “Sally” Elhassani, 32,... Bruce Zagaris 34 8 2018-08-04
Czech Republic Extradites Alleged Russian Hacker Yevgeny Nikulin  On March 29, 2018, the Czech Republic extradited Yevgeny Nikulin, an alleged Russian hacker,, who was arrested in Prague in cooperation with the FBI in 2016. Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-06 Russia Cybercrime
Superseding Indictment Charges 4 More Chinese and Six U.S. Residents in International Drug and Laundering Conspiracy Involving Opioids On April 27, 2018, a superseding indictment was announced against four Chinese nationals:  Na Chu, 37; Yeyou Chu, 36; Cuiying Liu, 62; and Keping Zhang, 62.  The charges were announced by Attorney... Bruce Zagaris 34 5 2018-05-04 China Drugs & Trafficking
Holding the Assad Regime Accountable For the Death of Marie Colvin The story of Marie Colvin is one of great courage and profound tragedy. Colvin, an internationally-renowned American journalist, was killed on February 22, 2012 while on assignment for The Sunday... Linda Friedman Ramirez 34 5 2018-05-25 Syria Crimes against Humanity
Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship and Britain Denies Request for Diplomatic Status On January 11, 2018, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced that Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange naturalization on December 12, 2017.[1]  On December 20, 2017,... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-19 Ecuador Asylum, Mutual Legal Assistance
Custody Battle between Brazilian and U.S. Parents Escalates with U.S. Arrest of Brazilian Grandparents     On February 7, 2018, the battle between Chris Brann, a Houston physician and his wife, Marcelle Guimaraes, over the custody of their 8-year-old son Nicolas Brann escalated when federal agents at... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-16 Brazil, United States Arrest
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
World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment Publishes New Report On March 6, 2018, the World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD)  announced that it has recently published its 10-Year Update on Case Data & Metrics in a new report,  Called the ... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-16 Economic Sanctions, World Bank
Recent Developments in the Palestine Situation before the International Criminal Court On July 13, 2018, Pre-Trial Chamber I (PTC I) issued a decision in which it ordered the Registry to establish unique public information and outreach activities for the “benefit of the victims in the... Michael Plachta 34 8 2018-08-11

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