Articles

E.g., 2018-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Bans Venezuela’s New Crypto-Currency and Adds 3 Officials to Sanctions List On March 19, 2018, U.S. President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order, prohibiting all transactions in Venezuela’s new crypto-currency, called the Petro digital currency. On the same day,... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-23 Venezuela Economic Sanctions
U.S. Imposes Sanctions re Russian Cyber Interference with the 2016 U.S. Elections and Malicious Cyber-Attacks[1] On March 15, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five entities and 19 individuals under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-23 Russia Cybercrime
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Withdraws Ban On Import of Big-Game Trophies On March 1, 2018, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Department of the Interior issued a memorandum, withdrawing certain findings on Endangered Species Act (ESA) enhancement of the species for... 34 3 2018-03-23 United States Environment
The Philippines’ Withdrawal from the ICC Rome Statute: Background and Context On March 14, 2018, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that the Philippines will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC, the Court) “effective immediately.” According to... Michael Plachta 34 3 2018-03-23 Philippines International Criminal Court
EU Agrees on Proposal Requiring Reporting by Tax Intermediaries of Aggressive Tax Planning On March 13, 2018, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union reached agreement on a proposal to achieve greater transparency in tax planning schemes.  In particular, the... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-23 European Union Taxation
When the Ties That Bind Unwind: The Skripal Case and the Chemical Weapons Convention “There is no alternative conclusion,” the prime minister declared, “other than that the Russian State was culpable for the attempted murder of Mr. Skripal and his daughter -- and for threatening the... Zarine Kharazian and Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-23 Russia, United Kingdom Human Rights, International Crimes, International Organizations, Law of War, Weapons of Mass Destruction
EU Court Allows the Restriction of the Ne Bis In Idem Principle in Financial Matters On March 20, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union – Grand Chamber delivered three important judgments concerning the essence of the principle ne bis in idem (non bis in idem) and its... Michael Plachta 34 3 2018-03-23 European Union
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Eliminates Requirement on Full Hearings for Asylum Seekers: Is the United States Breaking International Law? Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans this week to do away with a requirement from a 2014 ruling by the Justice Department’s Board of Immigration Appeals that demands that all asylum seekers... Madeline Henshaw-Greene 34 3 2018-03-23 United States Asylum
The U.S. and International Law on Election Interference On March 7, 2018, Eddie Skolnick and Jessica Alsart, both students at Georgetown Law School, introduced  the Georgetown Law School’s Global Law program entitled “Election Interference and... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-16 United States Conspiracy, Election Fraud
EU Justice & Home Affairs Makes Progress on Various Justice and Law Enforcement Issues At its 3603rd meeting on March 8 and 9, 2018, the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs Council discussed and adopted position on a number of criminal justice, home, and law enforcement issues. Michael Plachta 34 3 2018-03-16 European Union Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment Publishes New Report On March 6, 2018, the World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD)  announced that it has recently published its 10-Year Update on Case Data & Metrics in a new report,  Called the ... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-16 Economic Sanctions, World Bank
Czech Court Orders Release of Top Kurdish Official Despite Turkey’s INTERPOL Red Notice Request On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, a Czech court ordered the release of a top Kurdish official despite an INTERPOL Red Notice request submitted by Turkish authorities, the Czech News Agency reported. The... Zarine Kharazian 34 3 2018-03-09 Turkey INTERPOL
US Treasury Imposes Section 311 Measures Against Latvia’s 2nd Largest Bank On February 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a finding and notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), pursuant to Section 311 of the USA... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-09 Money Laundering
European Parliament Adopts Recommendation on Terrorism Financing On March 1, 2018, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a recommendation addressing the problem of financing terrorism, specifically, by cutting the sources of income for jihadists. Michael Plachta 34 3 2018-03-09 Europe Counter-terrorism
UN Secretary-General Releases Report on the Threat Posed by ISIL On January 31, 2018, the Secretary-General of the United Nations submitted to the Security Council his report on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security. This is the... Michael Plachta 34 3 2018-03-09 Counter-terrorism
U.S. Treasury Issues New N. Korean Sanctions Targeting Shipping and Trading Companies On February 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the largest North Korea-related sanctions tranche, directed at disrupting North Korean... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-02 North Korea Economic Sanctions
FinTRAC Issues Operational Alert on Laundering Proceeds of Fentanyl as Media Exposes Real Estate Lending from Fentanyl Sales  On January 31, 2018, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FinTRAC) issued alerts concerning the laundering of the proceeds of fentanyl trafficking. Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-02 Canada Money Laundering
OECD Issues Consultation Document on Preventing Abuse of Residence by Investment Schemes to Circumvent the CRS On February 19, 2018, the OECD issued a consultation document on preventing the abuse of residence by investment schemes to circumvent the CRS.  The OECD is looking into the use of “residence by... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-02 Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation
European Parliament Forms Paradise Papers Committee to Respond to Financial Crime, Citizenship and Residence Tax, VAT Fraud, and Digital Tax Crimes On February 8, 2018, the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament agreed to establish a Special Committee on financial crime, tax fraud and tax avoidance.  The Committee constitutes the... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-23 European Union, Europe Fraud, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation
Despite Trial Complications, Trump Issues Order to Keep Guantanamo Bay Open Indefinitely  On January 30, shortly before delivering his first State of the Union address, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back efforts by his predecessor, Barack Obama, to close Guantanamo... Madeline Henshaw-Greene 34 2 2018-02-23 United States Detention, Law of War, Terrorism, Torture

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