Articles

E.g., 2018-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Recent Initiatives Aimed at Tackling the Problem of Migrant Smuggling The smuggling of migrants across international borders on routes crossing land, sea and air continues to pose a challenge to migration governance and impedes safe and orderly migration. Migrant... Michael Plachta 34 8 2018-07-28 Human Trafficking
FATF-MENAFATF Joint Plenary Tackles Terrorism Financing, Improving Criminal Justice, Human Trafficking, Beneficial Ownership and Professional Money Launderers On June 27-29, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Middle East and North Africa Task Force (MENAFATF) held a joint plenary in Paris.  This article summarizes the highlights.     Bruce Zagaris 34 8 2018-07-27 Money Laundering
Grand Jury Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers for Cybercrime Offices in the 2016 Election On July 13, 2018, Deputy Attorney of the United States announced that a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s... Bruce Zagaris 34 7 2018-07-27
UN General Assembly and Secretary-General Take on Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy Review At its 101st Plenary Meeting on June 26, 2018, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 72/284 on the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy Review.   Michael Plachta 34 7 2018-07-27
The OPCW Votes to Attribute Blame for Chemicals Weapons Violations: Not Everyone’s Happy On June 27, 2018 the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) gained the power to assign blame for chemical weapons attacks. This British-led move, opposed by Russia, Syria and... Maria O'Sullivan 34 7 2018-07-27 Weapons of Mass Destruction
Credit Suisse Group AG Caught by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act In June 2018, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited (CSHK), a subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG, agreed to pay $47 million in penalties for participating in a scheme to hire friends and family members... Maximilian Raileanu 34 7 2018-07-27 China Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
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
Mexico Extradites Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Leader to the United States On July 6, 2018, Mexican authorities extradited Sinaloa Cartel leader Damaso Lopez Nuñez, also known as “El Licenciado,” to the United States where he will face an indictment in the U.S. District... Bruce Zagaris 34 7 2018-07-13 Organized Crime
UK Parliament Releases Two Reports on Rendition Operations and Treatment of Detainees On June 28, 2018, the UK Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) published two reportson the actions of the British security and intelligence agencies in relation to the handling of... Michael Plachta 34 7 2018-07-13 United Kingdom
Criminal Magisterial Bench Book to Provide Guidance for Magistrates  The Criminal Magisterial Bench Book, the first of its kind in the region, is an initiative of the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project. The Bench Book project, which... 2018-07-06 International Courts
Criminal Magisterial Bench Book to Provide Guidance for Magistrates  The Criminal Magisterial Bench Book, the first of its kind in the region, is an initiative of the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project. The Bench Book project, which... 2018-07-06 International Courts
IMF Adopts New Framework for Anti-Corruption and Good Governance In April 6, 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) adopted a new framework for review anti-corruption, anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism, tax transparency, and good governance. Bruce Zagaris 34 7 2018-07-06 Corruption
5 Countries Form Joint Chiefs of Global Enforcement (J5) On July 2, 2018, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs announced an alliance on tax enforcement between the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, the United States and Australia to combat... 34 7 2018-07-06 Financial Enforcement
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution and Recommendation on Deliberate Destruction and Illegal Trafficking of Cultural Heritage At its 27th meeting held on June 29, 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted its resolution and recommendation on deliberate destruction and illegal trafficking of... Michael Plachta 34 7 2018-07-06 European Union Cultural Property
Council of Europe Acts on Allegations of Corruption within the Parliamentary Assembly On June 27, 2018, Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held a hearing  on the decisions made by the Committee... Michael Plachta 34 7 2018-07-06 Corruption
International Court of Justice Declares Jurisdiction in the Case of Equatorial Guinea against France On June 6, 2018, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered its judgment on the preliminary objections raised by France in the case Immunities and Criminal Proceedings (Equatorial Guinea v.... Michael Plachta 34 7 2018-06-29
Europol Releases Its E.U. Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) On June 15, 2018, Europol released its annual “European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT),” which Europol has produced since 2007. Michael Plachta 34 7 2018-06-29
Europol Releases Its E.U. Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) On June 15, 2018, Europol released its annual “European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT),” which Europol has produced since 2007. Michael Plachta 34 7 2018-06-29
A Split at the Border on Warrantless Searches of Electronic Devices On May 9th and May 23rd, in U.S. v. Kolsuz and U.S. v. Touset, the Fourth and Eleven Circuits, respectively, decided that U.S. border patrol agents can search a traveler’s electronic devices without... Maximilian Raileanu 34 7 2018-06-29
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

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