Articles

E.g., 2022-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
Eurojust Helps 3 EU Countries Freeze € 120 Million of Lebanese Assets in Bank Accounts On March 25, 2022, law enforcement authorities froze € 120 million worth of assets connected to the investigation of a money laundering case in Lebanon.  The authorities seized five... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-01 France, Germany, Lebanon Asset Seizure, EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, European Union
DOJ Unseals Indictments Against Four Russian Malware Hackers On March 24, 2022, the Department of Justice unsealed two indictments against four Russian nationals, working in conjunction with the Russian government, with attempting, supporting, and conducting... Alex Mostaghimi 38 4 2022-04-01 Russia, United States Cybercrime
U.S. and Canada Law Enforcement Meet and Reestablish the Cross-Border Crime Forum On March 22, 2022, the United States and Canada high-level law enforcement officials met in Washington, D.C. to implement the commitment set forth in President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-01 Canada, United States Arms Trafficking, Cybercrime
INTERPOL Suspends Russia’s Ability to Make Diffusion Notices Directly and Deploys Team to Moldova While Ukraine Disconnects from INTERPOL Network The conflict in Ukraine has had significant consequences in INTERPOL.  Ukraine has disconnected from the INTERPOL network due to its fear of Russia’s misuse of INTERPOL’s channels... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-01 European Union, Russia, Ukraine INTERPOL, War Crimes
Russian Oligarchs Using Colombian Bank Accounts to Avoid Sanctions Several news outlets recently reported that wealthy Russian nationals and crime organizations are paying private individuals a commission to use their personal checking and savings accounts in... Luz E. Nagle 38 4 2022-04-01 Colombia, Russia Financial Enforcement, Money Laundering
Council of Europe Terminates Membership of the Russian Federation On March 16, 2022, at an  extraordinary meeting, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Resolution CM/Res (2022)2  deciding, in the context of the procedure launched... Michael Plachta 38 4 2022-03-25 Russia, Ukraine International Organizations, Violence
Central African Republic Alleged War Criminal Faces Initial Hearing at The Hague On March 22, 2022, Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court under suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in... Alex Mostaghimi 38 4 2022-03-24 Central African Republic, Chad Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court, War Crimes
Biden Administration Declares Myanmar Rohingya Violence Is Genocide On March 21, 2022, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaking at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., declared that Myanmar’s military has committed genocide against... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-03-24 Myanmar, United States Genocide
OECD Announces Public Consultation on Tax Transparency for Crypto-Assets On March 22, 2022, the OECD issued a public consultation document involving a new world tax transparency framework to furnish the reporting and exchange of information with regard to crypto-assets... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-03-24 OECD, Regulation, Securities Law
Justice Department Accuses Ericsson of Violating 2019 DPA Following ICIJ Disclosures On March 2, 2022, Swedish multinational enterprise Ericsson disclosed that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has accused it of violating the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) in 2019 by... Bruce Zagaris 38 3 2022-03-18 Sweden, United States Corruption, Terrorism
ICJ Indicates Provisional Measures Against Russia in the Context of Military Aggression Against Ukraine On March 16, 2022, the International Court of Justice delivered its Order on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Ukraine in the case concerning Allegations of... Michael Plachta 38 3 2022-03-18 Russia, Ukraine International Courts, International Law, War Crimes
Smithsonian Institute Plans to Return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria On March 11, 2022, the Smithsonian Institute announced that most, but not all, of their 39 Benin Bronzes are marked for return to Nigeria’s National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCCM... Alexander Mostaghimi 38 3 2022-03-18 Nigeria, United States Art and Cultural Property
U.K. Supreme Court Does Not Allow Assange Appeal of Extradition to the U.S. On March 14, 2022, the British Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from Julian Assange to stop his extradition to the United States, stating his petition “does not raise an arguable point... Bruce Zagaris 38 3 2022-03-18 United Kingdom, United States Extradition
U.S. Justice Department Ends China Initiative On February 23, 2022, the new head of the National Security Division (NSD), Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen announced the termination of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) China... Bruce Zagaris 38 3 2022-03-18 China, United States Cybercrime, Espionage, Intellectual Property
U.S. Extradites Ransomware Participants from Canada and Poland On March 3 and 9, 2022, the United States obtained the extradition of two alleged participants in ransomware attacks.  On March 3, Poland extradited Yaroslav Vasinskyi and on March 9 Canada... Bruce Zagaris 38 3 2022-03-18 Canada, United States Cybercrime, Extradition
English Appellate Court Gives Partial Victory to Danish Tax Authority on Cum-Ex Case On February 25, 2022, the English Court of Appeal overturned a decision by the High Court[1] that the common law revenue prevents the Danish Revenue Authority (“SKAT”) from recovering... Bruce Zagaris 38 3 2022-03-11 Netherlands, United States Fraud, International Law
FATF Plenary Agrees to Revise Beneficial Ownership Rules, Issues Guidance for Real Estate, and Completes Study on Laundering from Migrant Smuggling On March 4, the sixth Plenary of the FATF, under the German presidency of Dr. Marcus Pleyer, concluded.  It was a hybrid meeting (in person and virtual). Bruce Zagaris 38 3 2022-03-11 Germany Financial Enforcement, Money Laundering
European Court Adopts Ukraine’s Request for Interim Measures Against Russia The ongoing aggression by Russia against Ukraine has been debated and considered at various fora: UN Security Council, UN General Assembly, UN Human Rights Council, Council of Europe, European... Michael Plachta 38 3 2022-03-11 Russia, Ukraine European Court of Human Rights, International Criminal Court, War Crimes
ICC Prosecutor Issues Statement about Developments in Ukraine and Ukraine Goes to the ICJ The conflict initiated by Russia in Ukraine has spouted one proceeding in an international tribunal and resulted in another monitoring the developments with an eye to starting an investigation.... Bruce Zagaris 38 3 2022-03-04 Russia, Ukraine International Courts, War Crimes
U.S. Justice Department Starts Task Force to Enforce Russian Sanctions against Russian Oligarchs and Announces the First Indictment for Violations of the Sanctions On March 2, 2022, U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced the start of Task Force KleptoCapture to enforce sanctions, export restrictions, and economic countermeausres the U.S. has... Bruce Zagaris 38 3 2022-03-04 Russia, United States Asset Forfeiture, Banking Supervision, Sanctions

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