Articles

E.g., 2018-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
DC Circuit Appeals Court Bars U.S. Government from Forcibly Transferring U.S. ISIS Suspect On May 7, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the United States cannot forcibly transfer an American ISIS suspect being held in Iraq to another... Zarine Kharazian 34 5 2018-05-25 Terrorism
Holding the Assad Regime Accountable For the Death of Marie Colvin The story of Marie Colvin is one of great courage and profound tragedy. Colvin, an internationally-renowned American journalist, was killed on February 22, 2012 while on assignment for The Sunday... Linda Friedman Ramirez 34 5 2018-05-25 Syria Crimes against Humanity
NGOs Release New Report on Evidence Obtained in Criminal Cases through Torture On May 16, 2018, Fair Trials and REDRESS released a new report which reveals how the use of evidence obtained by torture is still widespread in criminal trials across the world, and calls on States... Michael Plachta 34 5 2018-05-25 Crimes against Humanity
SEC Settles AML Charges Against Brokerage Firms and Compliance Officer On May 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it has settled charges against broker-dealers Chardan Capital Markets LLC and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial... Bruce Zagaris 34 5 2018-05-25 Money Laundering
EU Starts Process to Activate Blocking Statute against Trump’s Iran Sanctions On May 18, 2018, the European Commission, following the unanimous support of the European Union’s Heads of State or Government at the leaders’ meeting in Sofia on the evening of May 16, 2018, agreed... Bruce Zagaris 34 5 2018-05-25 Iran Economic Sanctions
Council of Europe Ministers Adopts Recommendation on Terrorists Acting Alone At its 1312th meeting held on April 4, 2018, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted its Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)6 on terrorists acting alone. Michael Plachta 34 5 2018-05-18 Terrorism
ICE to Return Nearly 4,000 Smuggled Artifacts Purchased By Hobby Lobby to Iraq On May 2, 2018, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported that it will return nearly 4,000 ancient artifacts, including roughly 450 cuneiform tablets and 3000 clay bullae, to the... Zarine Kharazian 34 5 2018-05-18 Cultural Property
Indictment Charges McAllen, Texas Doctor with $240 Million Health Care Fraud and International Money Laundering On May 14, 2018, an indictment unsealed and issued by a federal grand jury in McAllen, Texas charges Jorge Zamora-Quezada, 61, of Mission, Texas with a $240 million health care fraud and... 34 5 2018-05-18 United States Fraud
U.S. Congress Enacts Law Enabling Civil and Criminal Liability for Interactive Computer Services On April 11, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA).   The new law amends federal sex trafficking laws, establishes a new... Bruce Zagaris 34 5 2018-05-18 United States Human Trafficking
Antigua Detains Jamaica’s Most Wanted Fugitive on Trip from St. Kitts On May 13, 2018, Antiguan and Barbudan police and immigration officials detained Fitzroy Andre Coore, as he tried to enter the country after disembarking a LIAT flight from St. Kitts and Nevis, where... Bruce Zagaris 34 5 2018-05-18 Antigua and Barbuda Immigration
Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal from the JCPOA and Re-imposition of Sanctions on Iran Removed in 2016 On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).  Accordingly,... Benjamin H. Flowe, Jr., John A. Ordway, Daniel Fisher-Owens, Babak Hoghooghi, Perry S. Bechky, Ray Gold, Jason A. McClurg and Michelle Turner Roberts* 34 5 2018-05-18 Economic Sanctions
Pakistan and U.S. Clash over U.S. Diplomat’s Accident Killing Motorcyclist On April 7, 2018, police reports and relatives say a U.S. embassy vehicle driven by Defense and Air Attaché Col. Joseph Emanuel Hall collided with a motorcycle, killing 22-year-old motorcyclist Ateeq... 34 5 2018-05-11 Pakistan Consular rights
Pakistan Agent Pleads Guilty to Foreign Agents Registration Act Violation On May 7, 2018, Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry, 71, of Columbia, Maryland, pleaded guilty to failure to file a Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) statement.   Bruce Zagaris 35 5 2018-05-11 United States Disclosure
Parents of Otto Warmbier Sue North Korea under FSIA for Their Son’s Torture and Wrongful Death n April 26, 2018, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, the parents of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, filed suit against the government of North Korea for the torture and wrongful death of their... Zarine Kharazian 34 5 2018-05-11 North Korea Torture
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
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 of... 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 Attorney... 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-border “... 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
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 directive on... Bruce Zagaris 34 5 2018-05-04 European Union Money Laundering

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