Articles

E.g., 2022-10
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
U.S. Superseding Indictment Charges Five with Crimes Related to Transnational Repression Scheme to Silence PRC Critics in the U.S. On July 6, 2022, a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of New York returned a superseding indictment, charging five defendants, including one current federal law enforcement officer and one... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-07-15 China, United States Indictment, U.S. Federal Government
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
Portuguese Prosecutors Finalize Charges against Banco Espíritu Santo Insiders in Angola On July 22, 2022, the Portuguese media announced that on July 15, 2022 the Central Department of Investigation and Prosecution (DCIAP) for Portugal’s Office of Public Prosecutions has... Bruce Zagaris 38 8 2022-07-29 Angola, Portugal Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Forgery, Fraud
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
Former Algerian Soldier Files UN Complaint over Deportation from Spain Lawyers representing former Algerian soldier Mohamed Benhalima, who was deported from Spain to Algeria, have filed a complaint against Madrid at the United Nations Committee on Human Rights,... Alex Mostaghimi 38 9 2022-08-26 Algeria, Spain Deportation, Torture, United Nations
Ecuador Starts Extradition Process for Former President Correa Living in Belgium On April 22, 2022, the Ecuadorian court president Ivan Saquicela signed an order requesting the extradition of former President Rafael Correa from Belgium to serve an eight-year prison term for... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-04-28 Belgium, Ecuador Extradition
Justice Department Charges New Man with Aiding Egypt Without Registering as a Foreign Agent On January 6, 2021, law enforcement officials arrested Pierre Girgis, of Manhattan, for allegedly acting as an agent of the Egyptian government, without registering with the United States... Bruce Zagaris 38 1 2022-01-07 Egypt, United States International Law
Justice Department Reports on Enforcement against Criminal Activity Using Digital Assets and Starts National Network On September 16, the United States Department of Justice announce significant new actions concerning digital assets, including the public release of its report, pursuant to the President’s... Bruce Zagaris 38 10 2022-09-23 United States Cybercrime
ICC Sends Forensic Investigators to Ukraine as Quintet of Attorneys General Announce Support for Prosecutor General of Ukraine on War Crimes and First Trial of War Crimes Occurs During the third week of May, several developments on accountability for atrocities in the Russo-Ukraine war converged.  On May 17, 2022, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim A.... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-20 Russia, Ukraine Crimes against Humanity, International Cooperation, International Courts, International Crimes, International Criminal Court, War Crimes, Warrants
U.S. Charges Person Who Returns Voluntarily from Dominican Republic in Haitian President’s Assassination On January 19, 2022, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the arrest of Rodolphe Jaar, a dual Haitian-Chilean citizen, after he agreed to return from the Dominican Republic,... Bruce Zagaris 38 2 2022-01-24 Dominican Republic, Haiti, United States Extradition
Caribbean Strengthens Response of Fisheries Crime, Gun Trafficking and Other Crime Issues On June 20, 2022, a readout of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ meeting with leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Dominican Republic show efforts to... Bruce Zagaris 38 6 2022-06-16 United States INTERPOL, Maritime, Wildlife
IBA Issuance of Report on Legal Professional Privilege Highlights Growing Controversy On January 18, 2022, the International Bar Association (IBA) released a statement defending the principle of lawyer client confidentiality from “international attack”.  In its 30... Bruce Zagaris 38 2 2022-02-17 OECD Legal Ethics
U.S. Blocks Oligarch’s Trust and Prohibits Gold Imports as REPO Task Force Releases Results On June 30, 2022, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced it has given Notification of Blocked Property to Heritage Trust, a Delaware-... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-07-15 Russia, United States Freezing of Assets, Sanctions
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
Special Court in Colombia Convicts 22 Perpetrators for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity On July 25, 2022, Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) charged 19 former members of the army, one state official, and two civilians with war crimes and crimes against humanity. The... Michael Plachta 38 8 2022-07-29 Colombia, Spain Crimes against Humanity, Human Rights, United Nations, War Crimes
Honduras Supreme Court Affirms Extradition of Former President to the United States On March 28, 2022, the Honduras Supreme Court authorized the extradition of former president Juan Orlando Hernandez to the United States to face drug trafficking and related corruption charges... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-08 Honduras, United States Corruption, Extradition
Iranian Indicted for Alleged Plot to Assassinate John Bolton On August 10, 2022, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Shahran Poursafi (or Mehdi Rezayi) of Tehran, Iran for his alleged attempt to arrange the murder of former National... Alex Mostaghimi 38 9 2022-08-26 Iran, United States Assassination, Federal Code, International Law, Terrorism, United Nations
Arkansas Court Sentenced Man Trafficking Firearm Parts to Mexican Cartels to 12 Years in Prison On April 20, 2022, United States District Judge Brian S. Miller sentenced Andrew Scott Pierson, 49, of Jay, Oklahoma, to 12 years in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to traffic firearms... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-04-29 Mexico, United States Sentencing, Smuggle
2021 Holiday Retrospective We at the IELR send you the best wishes for a warm and joyous holiday season.  2021 was momentous for the international enforcement community, and we are grateful to have had you following... Bruce Zagaris 38 1 2022-01-14 United States Book Review
Denmark Loses Extradition Request for Shah, But Dubai Court Orders Him to Pay Denmark $1 Billion On September 12, 2022, a  United Arab Emirates court denied the extradition request by Denmark for Dubai to extradite British national Sanjay Shah, the principal suspect in a Danish cum-ex... Bruce Zagaris 38 10 2022-09-23 Denmark Extradition, Fraud, Tax Crimes

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