Articles

E.g., 2022-10
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
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
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
International Court of Justice Dismisses Objections to Its Jurisdiction in the Rohingya Genocide Case In November 2019, The Gambia instituted proceedings against Myanmar alleging violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Genocide Convention) through... Gino Naldi* and Konstantinos Magliveras** 38 8 2022-07-29 Gambia, Myanmar Crimes against Humanity, Genocide, International Courts, International Law
Harsh Prison Realities in the Caribbean The circumstances of prisons in the Caribbean were spotlighted this past July 5 and 6 at a conference on penal reform held in St. Kitts and Nevis.  The conference was organized by IMPACT... Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith 38 8 2022-07-29 Antigua & Barbuda, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago Gangs, Law Enforcement, Prisoner Rights
United Nations Envoy Issues Forceful Statement on Press Freedom in the Philippines and Cyber Libel Laws The Philippine Court of Appeals on July 7, 2022 upheld the criminal conviction of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa and her co-defendant, Reynaldo Santos Jr., for the offense of criminal libel... Linda Friedman Ramirez 38 8 2022-07-29 Philippines Detention, United Nations
President Biden Issues Executive Order to Deter Wrongful Detention of Americans Abroad On July 19, President Biden signed a new executive order meant to deter hostage taking and wrongful detentions and help bring Americans wrongfully detained abroad back home.  The executive... Alex Mostaghimi 38 8 2022-07-28 United States Freezing of Assets, Sanctions, U.S. Federal Government
Despite Wide Criticism, Belgium Ratifies Prisoner Transfer Treaty with Iran On July 6, 2022, after two days of intense debate, the Belgian Parliament voted 79 to 41 to ratify the prisoner transfer treaty with Iran.[1] [1]   Belgium ratifies... Bruce Zagaris 38 8 2022-07-28 Belgium, Iran Human Rights, Treaties
U.S. House Passes ENABLERS Act to Impose AML/CFT Requirements on Gatekeepers On July 13, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), which included an amendment to the Establishing New Authorities for... Bruce Zagaris 38 8 2022-07-28 United States Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Money Laundering, U.S. Congress
U.S. Agrees to Increase Enforcement Assistance to Haiti in Meeting with Foreign Partners On July 12, 2022, in a Ministerial-level virtual meeting with over 17 countries and several international organizations, the United States government has reaffirmed and provided additional... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-07-22 Haiti Gangs, International Cooperation, Law Enforcement
Bloodhound Snags Caro Quintero, Wanted by U.S. for 1985 Murder of DEA Agent On July 15, 2022, Mexican marines captured drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who is on the FBI’s Top 10 most wanted fugitives list and subject to a $20 million bounty.   Bruce Zagaris 37 8 2022-07-22 Mexico, United States Drug Enforcement, Gangs, Murder
Cape Verdean Central Bank Orders Administrative Liquidation of Offshore Bank Owned by Isabel dos Santos On July 14, 2022, an article in an Angolan paper revealed that the Cape Verdean Central Bank ordered the “administrative liquidation” of the BIC Cabo Verde bank (BIC-CV) for which... Bruce Zagaris 38 8 2022-07-22 Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision
Austria Extradites Turkish Businessman to Face Charges Linked to Biofuel Tax Credit Fraud On July 15, 2022, Sezgin Baran Korkmaz arrived in Utah in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  He is facing an indictment in Salt Lake City, charging him with laundering more than $133... Bruce Zagaris 38 8 2022-07-22 Austria, Turkey Extradition
Briefcases of cash and Smurfs – Credit Suisse Guilty in Bulgarian Money Laundering Case On June 27, 2022, a court in Switzerland ordered Credit Suisse to pay 21 million francs in connection to money laundering offences between 2007 and 2008.  During that period, a bank employee... John Kennamer 38 7 2022-07-22 Switzerland Financial Enforcement, Financial Supervision, Money Laundering, Penalties
European Parliament Adopts Recommendation on the Negotiations for a Cooperation Treaty with Interpol On July 5, 2022, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved a Recommendation to strengthen INTERPOL’s ability to stop authoritarian regimes abusing its tools.[1] The Recommendation,... Michael Plachta 38 7 2022-07-15 European Union Council of the European Union, European Union, INTERPOL
Germany Starts Implementing Agreement to Return Looted Cultural Property to Nigeria On July 1, 2022, an agreement to return 1,130 bronze and other cultural artifacts was signed in Berlin by Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Commissioner for Culture, the Media,... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-07-15 Ethiopia, Germany Art and Cultural Property, Cultural Property
Rights Groups Report on Inhuman Practices in Detention Centers by Palestinian Authorities On June 30, 2022, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Palestinian rights group Lawyers for Justice released (LFJ) a joint report on the situation of detainees held by the security and police forces. The... Michael Plachta 38 7 2022-07-15 Israel, Palestine Human Rights, Torture
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
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
Megaupload Pair Plead Guilty in N. Zealand as Dotcom Extradition Case Continues On June 22, 2022, Bram van der Kolk and Mathias Ortmann, who have fought extradition to the U.S. for more than a decade, pleaded guilty in New Zealand.  Meanwhile, the U.S. extradition case... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-07-15 Australia, United States Cybercrime, Extradition
U.S. Attorney in Seattle Reaches Plea with Two Foreign Nationals to Trafficking Ivory and Rhino Horns On July 12, 2022, Herdade Lokua, 34, and Jospin Mjangi, 32, of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to conspiracy and Lacey Act charges.... Bruce Zagaris 38 7 2022-07-15 United States Conspiracy, Money Laundering, Wildlife, Wildlife Smuggle

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