Articles

E.g., 2022-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
European Parliament Adopts a Resolution Against Impunity for War Crimes in Ukraine On May 19, 2022, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on accountability for crimes committed by the Russian military during the Ukrainian invasion.   Michael Plachta 38 6 2022-06-03 Europe, Russia, Ukraine Crimes against Humanity, European Commission, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, Evidence Gathering, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), War Crimes
BRAZILIAN POLITICS ON TRIAL: CORRUPTION & REFORM UNDER DEMOCRACY by Luciano da Ros and Matthew M. Taylor (Reinner, 281 pp., 2022) This book analyzes Brazil’s complex history of corruption and anticorruption since the return to democracy in 1985, and evaluates its lessons for anticorruption reformers in Brazil and in... Bruce Zagaris 38 6 2022-06-03 Brazil Book Review, Corruption
How Switzerland is Seeking to Return Illicit Assets to Ukraine Switzerland has launched administrative proceedings to confiscate over USD 100 million in assets linked to the regime of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, with the ultimate aim of... Basel Institute of Governance 38 6 2022-06-03 Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Freezing of Assets
Gambia Says it Will Prosecute Former President for Crimes Against Humanity On May 25, 2022, the Gambian government said it will prosecute 70 alleged perpetrators, including former president Yahya Jammeh, named in the True, Reconciliation, and Reparation Commission’s... Alex Mostaghimi 38 6 2022-06-03 Equatorial Guinea, Gambia Charged with Crimes, Crimes against Humanity, Extradition, Indictment
British Fugitive Captured in Spain On May 5, 2022, British and Spanish authorities arrested David Ungi in Coín, Spain.  Ungi was wanted in connection with the 2015 killing of Vinny Waddington in Liverpool, as well as his... John Kennamer 38 6 2022-05-26 Spain, United Kingdom Extradition, International Cooperation, Murder
German ISIS Returnee Being Tried for Abusing Yazidi Woman On April 19, 2022, the criminal trial of a German ISIS returnee, Jalda A., began in the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg.  She is accused of abusing and enslaving a Yazidi woman in her Syrian... Alex Mostaghimi 38 6 2022-05-26 Germany, Iraq, Syria Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Terrorism, War Crimes
Glencore Agrees to Joint Settlements on Foreign Bribery and also Pleads Guilty to Manipulating Price of Fuel Oil at U.S. Ports  On May 24, 2022, Glencore International A.G. (Glencore) and Glencore Ltd., both part of a multinational commodity trading and mining company headquartered in Switzerland, each pleaded guilty... Bruce Zagaris 38 6 2022-05-26 Switzerland, United States Bribery, Corruption, Financial Crimes
French Appeals Court Confirms Crimes against Humanity Charges against Multinational Lafarge On May 18, 2021, a French appellate court has confirmed that the multinational enterprise Lafarge must face charges of complicity in crimes against humanity over alleged payoffs to the Islamic... Bruce Zagaris 38 6 2022-05-26 France, Syria Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
OAS REMJA Working Group Makes Recommendations on Cybercrime On April 28 and 29, 2022, the Organization of American States (OAS) Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General (REMJA) Working Group on Cybercrime held its 10th Meeting in virtual format,... Bruce Zagaris 38 6 2022-05-26 Cybercrime
DOJ Brings Civil Enforcement Action to Compel Steve Wynn to Register under FARA On May 17, 2022, the United States Department of Justice filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in order to force Stephen A. Wynn, the former CEO... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-20 China, United States Federal Code, U.S. Federal Government
Operation Storm Makers Triggers 121 Arrests Against Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking The INTERPOL-coordinated Operation Storm Makers, targeting migrant smuggling and human trafficking, triggered 121 arrests and prompted 193 new investigations.  During March 21-25, 2022,... Alex Mostaghimi 38 5 2022-05-20 Malaysia, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam Human Rights, Human Trafficking, INTERPOL, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Investigation
Colombia Extradites Leader of “Clan del Golfo” to the United States On May 5, 2022, the Colombian government extradited Dairo Antonio Úsuga David, better known by his alias “Otoniel”, to the United States to face charges in the U.S. District... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-20 Colombia, United States Conspiracy, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition
Allianz Global Investors US Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud as US Indicts its Officials On May 17, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Allianz Global Investors U.S. (AGI) will plead guilty to securities fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud investors, many of... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-20 United States Crimes, Securities Exchange Commission, Securities Law, Securities Trade Enforcement
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 Third Person after Jamaica Extradites Suspect in Murder of Former Haitian President On May 6, 2022, Jamaican authorities extradited Joseph Joel John to the United States to face criminal charges in the U.S.  John, 51, made his initial court appearance before U.S. Magistrate... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-13 Haiti, Jamaica, United States Assassination, Detention, Extradition, U.S. Federal Government
Fiji Seizes $300m Yacht of Sanctioned Russian Oligarch and Italy Seizes $700M Yacht Linked to Putin Efforts to implement sanctions against Russian oligarchs is progressing, as shown by an announcement on May 6 that Italy has seized a $700 million mega yacht linked to Russian President Vladimir... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-13 Italy, Russia, United States International Cooperation, Sanctions, Seizure, U.S. Federal Government
Global Witness Report Shows Laundering of Conflict Minerals Global Witness issued a report on April 26, 2022, detailing possible violations of the International Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI).   ITSCI is a due diligence scheme that covers... Jack Kennamer 38 5 2022-05-13 Congo, Rwanda Human Rights, Securities Exchange Commission
BVI Court Grants Freezing Order against ‘Persons Unknown’ in Crypto Fraud Matter On May 4, the British Virgin Islands (Commercial Division), which is part of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, issued a worldwide freezing order against persons unknown in relation to crypto... Bruce Zagaris 38 5 2022-05-13 British Commonwealth, Croatia Cybercrime, Warrants
Council of Europe Adopts a Set of Resolutions and Recommendations on the Russian Aggression Against Ukraine The Council of Europe (COE) continues its involvement in the Russian aggression against Ukraine.[1]  Recently, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted two sets... Michael Plachta 38 5 2022-05-13 Russia, Ukraine Crimes against Humanity, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), United Nations, War Crimes
Haitian Gang Leader Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping Against Missionaries. On May 10, 2022, Joly Germine, aka Yonyon, leader of the Haitian 400 Mawozo gang, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for conspiracy to commit kidnapping.  The... 2022-05-13 Haiti, United States Gang Activity, Indictment, Kidnaping, United Nations

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