Articles

E.g., 2022-06
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
U.S. Court Dismisses Efforts to Halt U.S. Government’s Efforts to Extradite Ukrainian from Holland On April 12, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper granted the U.S. government’s motion to dismiss the suit of a Ukrainian citizen Oleksandr Morgunov, seeking to stop the U.S.... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-22 Netherlands, Ukraine, United States Extradition
Mexican Drug Cartels Team with Chinese Trafficking Networks to Traffic in Endangered Species Increasingly Mexican drug cartels are participating in the harvest, transport, and sale of marine wildlife species, including endangered species.  They often collaborate with Chinese wildlife... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-22 China, Mexico Endangered Species, Environment
State Department Releases 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices On April 12, 2022, the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor released the 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices covering internationally recognized... Alex Mostaghimi 38 4 2022-04-22 United States Human Rights
OSCE Releases Report Finding Crimes Committed by Russian Military During Aggression Against Ukraine On March 3, 2022  following consultation with Ukraine, 45 OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) participating States invoked  the Moscow Mechanism in order to “... Michael Plachta 38 5 2022-04-22 Russia, Ukraine International Law, War Crimes
ICC Prosecutor’s Visit to Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh On Sunday, February 27, 2022, Karim A. A. Khan, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), concluded the first visit by an ICC prosecutor to Bangladesh.  Khan’s visit was... Narisa Chowdhury 38 5 2022-04-22 Bangladesh, Myanmar Genocide, Human Rights, International Criminal Court
EU Starts Infringement Action against Malta “Golden Passport” law On April 6, 2022, the European Commission sent Malta a reasoned opinion concerning its investor citizenship program, also referred to as “golden passport” scheme. The Commission... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-15 European Union, Malta European Commission, Immigration, Money Laundering, Sanctions
Australia and The Netherlands Take Action Against Russia in the MH17 Case Before the ICAO On March 14, 2022, the Dutch and Australian governments launched a legal case against Russia at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) seeking to hold Moscow accountable for its... Michael Plachta 38 4 2022-04-15 Russia, Ukraine International Crimes, International Organizations
Turkish court Transfers Khashoggi Assasination Trial to Saudi Arabia On April 7, 2022, a Turkish court decided to transfer the trial of 26 Saudi suspects accused of the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia.   The... Alex Mostaghimi 38 4 2022-04-15 Saudi Arabia, Turkey Assassination, European Court of Human Rights, Extradition, Indictment
U.S. and Europol Seize One of World’s Largest Hacker Forums and Arrest Administrator On April 12, 2022, the United States Department of Justice and Europol announced the seizure of the RaidForums website, a popular marketplace for cybercriminals to buy and sell hacked data, and... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-15 United States Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Data Sharing, Indictment
Spain Seizes $90 Million Yacht of Sanctioned Russian Oligarch at U.S. Request While U.S. Unseals Indictment against Russian Oligarch On April 4, 2022, Spanish law enforcement executed a Spanish court order freezing the Motor Yacht (M/Y) Tango (the Tango), a 255-foot luxury yacht owned by Viktor Vekselberg, a sanctioned Russian... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-15 Russia, Spain, United States Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Sanctions
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
UK Enacts Law Establishing Register of Overseas Entities to Combat Laundering On March 15, 2022, the United Kingdom enacted the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the Act). Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-08 United Kingdom Financial Enforcement, Money Laundering
Miami Grand Jury Indicts Former Ecuadorian Comptroller General for Corruption-Based Laundering On March 29, 2022, Carlos Roman Polit Faggioni (Polit) made his initial appearance in the U.S. District Court in Miami, on charges he allegedly engaged in a scheme to use the U.S. financial system... Bruce Zagaris 38 4 2022-04-01 Ecuador, United States Bribery, Corruption
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

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