E.g., 2018-10
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
Grandfather of Eel Fishing Sentenced for Illegally Trafficking American Eels On May 3, 2018, U.S. District Judge Jon Levy in Portland, Maine sentenced William Sheldon to six months in prison followed by three years supervised release for trafficking juvenile American eels,... Bruce Zagaris 34 5 2018-05-11 United States Endangered Species
EU Adopts 5th AML/CFT Directive and Directive on Use of Financial and Other Information in Criminal Cases On April 19, 2018, the EU Commissioners welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. On April 17, 2108, the European Commission adopted a... Bruce Zagaris 34 5 2018-05-04 European Union Money Laundering
Council of Europe Adopts Resolution on Fighting Organized Crime through Confiscation At its 17th sitting held on April 26, 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Resolution 2218 (2018) on fighting organized crime by facilitating the confiscation... Michael Plachta 34 5 2018-05-04 Europe Organized Crime
Superseding Indictment Charges 4 More Chinese and Six U.S. Residents in International Drug and Laundering Conspiracy Involving Opioids On April 27, 2018, a superseding indictment was announced against four Chinese nationals:  Na Chu, 37; Yeyou Chu, 36; Cuiying Liu, 62; and Keping Zhang, 62.  The charges were announced by... Bruce Zagaris 34 5 2018-05-04 China Drugs & Trafficking
Transparency Int’l Critiques G20’s Unmet Promises on Ending Anonymous Companies On April 19, 2018, Transparency International issued a report titled, G20 Leaders or Laggards? Review G20 promises on ending anonymous companies. The TI report discusses how the major cross-... Bruce Zagaris 34 5 2018-05-04
In Jesner v. Arab Bank, U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Corporate Liability for International Law Violations under the Alien Tort Statute In a 5-4 ruling issued on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) cannot be used to sue foreign corporations. With Justice Kennedy writing for the... Zarine Kharazian 34 4 2018-05-04 United States Counter-terrorism
Trans-Pacific Partnership Enforcement Provisions Offer Cooperation Opportunities On March 8, 2018, eleven governments signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that brings many new enforcement cooperation provisions. This article highlights some of the... Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-27 Economic Integration
VIII Summit of the Americas Commitment on anti-Corruption On April 14, 2018, during the VIII Summit of the Americas, the heads of government agreed to the Lima Commitment with respect to "Democratic Governance against Corruption."  During the... Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-27 Brazil Corruption
Democratic National Committee Sues Russian Government, Trump Campaign and Officials for Election Interference, Cybercrime, Racketeering, and Related Offenses On April 20, 2018, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a 66-page complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Russian Federation, the General Staff... Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-27 Russia Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Espionage
European Commission Releases Two Proposals on Cross-border Electronic Evidence On April 17, 2018, the European Commission released two proposals concerning e-evidence. Both aim at improving cross-border access to electronic evidence. Michael Plachta 34 4 2018-04-27 European Union Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Data Privacy
The CLOUD Act: Arguments For and Against On February 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the seminal data privacy case of the term, United States v. Microsoft Corp. At issue in the case is whether the... Zarine Kharazian 34 4 2018-04-20 United States Data Privacy
Review: R. Evan Ellis, Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean: From Evolving Threats and Responses to Integrated, Adaptive Solutions (Lexington Books) Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean sets forth an overview and introduction to the topic.  As the author mentions, the challenge of transnational organized crime and... Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-20 Organized Crime
FBI Puts Rafael Caro-Quintero on Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List as Mexico Re-evaluates Bilateral Enforcement and Other Relations with the U.S. On April 22, 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation put Rafael Caro-Quintero, a founding member of a Mexican drug cartel charged with kidnapping and murdering a U.S. Drug Enforcement... Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-20 Mexico Drug Enforcement
Justice for Rohingya: ICC Prosecutor Requests Ruling on Jurisdiction to Open Investigation On April 9, 2018, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court), Fatou Bensouda, filed her request with the President of the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC), Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe... Michael Plachta 34 4 2018-04-13 Myanmar Crimes against Humanity, Genocide
U.S. Court Sentences Bosnian Serb Concealing Participation in Civil War for Immigration Fraud On March 28, 2018, a U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn of the Western District of North Carolina sentenced Milan Trisic to 18 months in prison for his criminal conviction of obtaining a Permanent... Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-13 Bosnia Crimes against Humanity
U.S. Leads with Additional Sanctions against Russia On April 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government... Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-13 Russia Economic Sanctions
European Court of Human Rights Puts to Rest the Krombach/Bamberski Saga On March 29, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights – Fifth Section (ECtHR or the Court) delivered a decision in the case of Krombach v. France (application no. 67521/14). It declared (... Michael Plachta 34 4 2018-04-13 Europe Abuse of Children, Court Conviction, Crimes
Washington College of Law Holds Book Launch for Book on the ICTY On April 4, 2018, the Washington College of Law (WCL) hosted a launch of Professor Diane Orentlicher’s new book, Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY’s Impact in Bosnia and Serbia (Oxford U. Press, 496... Bruce Zagaris 2018-04-06 Human Rights
Angola Charges Son of Ex-President with Defrauding US$500 Million from Sovereign Wealth Fund On March 27, 2018, the Angola Attorney General’s office accused Jose Filomeno dos Santos (known as Zenú), the son of Angola’s ex-president, of trying to defraud US $500 million from the country’s... Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-06