E.g., 2021-09
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive in the Context of the Jonathan Taylor Extradition On December 16, 2019, the European Union (EU) Whistleblower Protection Directive was adopted.[1]  The directive intended to cure whistleblower protection that was viewed as fragmented and... Austin Max Scherer 37 6 2021-05-28 European Union, Extradition
Biden Administration Counters Trump Administration’s Sanctions against Houthi Rebels in Yemen The Biden administration took actions on January 26, 2021 to suspend the Trump administration’s recent sanctions against the Houthi rebel group in Yemen. This decision was followed closely by... Miranda Bannister 37 2 2021-01-30
Appellate Tribunal Affirms Conviction of Mladić for Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes On June 8, 2021, the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals affirmed the conviction of Ratko Mladić for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Bruce Zagaris 37 6 2021-06-26 Genocide, Human Rights
Turkey Arrest of Iranian Dissident Coincides with Freedom House’s Transnational Repression Report On February 13, 2021, Reuters reported that Turkey arrested Mohammad Reza Naserzadeh, 43, an Iranian official, on suspicions that he helped plan the killing of Masoud Malvi Vradanjani, a critic of... Bruce Zagaris 37 2 2021-02-19
State Department 2021: Trafficking In Persons Report Highlights Impact of Misinformation and Covid-19 on Human Trafficking On July 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of State released the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) that documents the global effort towards combating human trafficking.   In the Report... Marwah Adhoob 37 7 2021-07-17 Human Rights, Human Trafficking
Swiss Private Bank Rahn+Bodmer Makes Deferred Prosecution Agreement for $22 Million to Settle Tax Crimes On March 11, 2021, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the settlement of criminal charges with Rahn+Bodmer Co. (R+B), the oldest private... Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-16 Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement
The U.S. To Return Artifacts to Iraq Stolen After the Invasion On August 3, 2021, Iraq announced that the U.S. would return more than 17,000 looted artifacts, some of which were stolen during the 2003 invasion. Marwah Adhoob 37 8 2021-08-13 Art and Cultural Property, Theft
Guatemala Arrests Two Members of Mexican Cartel on U.S. Charges of Importing Crystal Meth On April 1, 2021, United States prosecutors announced the arrests of Adalberto Fructuoso Comparan-Rodriguez, also known as “Fruto,” and Alfonso Rustrian in Guatemala on March 30, 2021,... Bruce Zagaris 37 4 2021-04-08 Drugs & Trafficking, Extradition
Swiss Justice Ministry Approves Extradition to Germany Lawyer in “Cum-ex” Tax Case On August 27, 2021, the Swiss government approved the extradition to Germany of Hanno Berger, a German lawyer, whom the German government has requested in a tax evasion case. Bruce Zagaris 37 9 2021-08-31 Court Conviction, Extradition
Uncertain Future of the EU-UK Extradition Arrangement After Brexit On March 26, 2021, the European Union Committee (the Committee) of the UK House of Lords (HL) published its report on the implications for law enforcement and criminal judicial cooperation between... Michael Plachta 37 5 2021-05-08 Extradition
Spain Extradites Canadian Man to the U.S. on Charges of Psychic Mail Fraud Scheme On December 21, 2020, Spain extradited to the United States a Canadian citizen accused of directing a decades-long psychic mail fraud scheme. On the following day, the defendant, Patrice Runner, 54... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2020-12-31 Fraud
Italian Court Orders Four Egyptians to Stand Trial in Kidnapping and Killing of Italian Student On May 25, 2021, an Italian court ordered that four Egyptian security officials must stand trial on October 14 over the kidnap, torture, and murder of an Italian student whose body was found in Cairo... Bruce Zagaris 37 6 2021-06-02 Crimes, Human Rights, International Crimes
U.S. Justice Department Participates in Global Disruption of NetWalker Ransomware On January 27, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a coordinated international law enforcement action to disrupt a sophisticated form of cybercrime and ransomware known as NetWalker.[1... Bruce Zagaris 37 2 2021-01-30
U.S. District Court Denies Norway’s Extradition Request on Corruption Case Due to Statute of Limitations On June 16, 2021, Magistrate Judge Sean P. Elynn of the United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida denied an extradition request from the Norwegian government for Kendrick... Bruce Zagaris 37 7 2021-06-29 Extradition
Bahrain Returns U.S. Citizen to U.S. to Face Charges of Murdering His Mother in Bahrain On February 12, 2021, Giovonni Pope, 27, arrived in the United States to face charges for the alleged murder of his mother, a Department of Defense civilian employee working in Bahrain.[1] Bruce Zagaris 37 2 2021-02-19
Ex-Goldman Banker Settles SEC’s Ghana Bribery Case A former executive at Goldman Sachs U.K., Asante Benko, settled the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) claims that he funneled at least $2.5 million in bribes to government... Austin Max Scherer 37 7 2021-07-17 Bribery, Settlement
58 Countries Sign Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention of Foreign and Dual Nationals When traveling abroad, either as a foreign national or a dual citizen, the last thing anyone expects is to be wrongfully detained on arbitrary charges and then used as a political bargaining chip.... By Kayla DeAlto* and Bruce Zagaris 37 3 2021-03-17 Human Rights, Legislation
Global Financial Integrity Publishes a Critique of U.S. AML Application to Real Estate On August 2, 2021, the Global Financial Integrity published an incisive report showing serious gaps in the application of money laundering laws in the United States with respect to real estate and... Bruce Zagaris 37 8 2021-08-14 Money Laundering
U.N. to Investigate Sri Lanka War Crimes On March 23, 2021, the United Nations Council voted to open an inquiry into Sri Lanka’s alleged war crimes resulting from the three decades civil war. Marwah Adhoob 37 4 2021-04-08 United Nations, War Crimes
Mexican Government Sues U.S. Arms Manufacturers for Illicit Trafficking in Arms On August 4, 2021, the Mexican government filed a civil lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the District of Massachusetts against six gun manufacturers and one wholesaler in the United States,... Bruce Zagaris 37 9 2021-08-31 Crimes, Gang Activity