E.g., 2021-07
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
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
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
Consideration of INTERPOL Red Notices and Diffusions by U.S. Immigration Courts Suggests a Uniform Approach During the past several years, the number of cases involving INTERPOL Red Notices and diffusions before the U.S. immigration courts has risen significantly. This suggests that the number of... Yuriy Nemets 37 2 2021-02-19
Kenya Extradites its Citizen for Trafficking Rhino Horns, Elephant Ivory, and Heroin                 On January 25, 2021, Mohamed Surur, a Kenyan citizen, arrived in the United States, after Kenya extradited him. Kenyan authorities arrested... Bruce Zagaris 37 2 2021-02-13
ICC Confirms and Delimits Its Territorial Jurisdiction in the Palestine/Israel Case On February 5, 2021, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) decided, by majority, that the Court's territorial jurisdiction in the Situation in the State of... Michael Plachta 37 2 2021-02-13
Australia Extradites Two Defendants in Auto-Subscribing Cyber Fraud Scheme On January 25, 2021, Michael Pearse, an Australian national, and Yongchao Liu, a Chinese national, arrived in the United States after Australia extradited them. An indictment charges them of... Bruce Zagaris 37 2 2021-02-13
British Commission on Inquiry Investigates Alleged Corruption in the BVI On January 25, 2021, the British and British Virgin Islands (BVI) governments announced a commission of inquiry will investigate alleged corruption in the BVI. In his last days as governor of the... Bruce Zagaris 37 2 2021-02-13
The Biden Administration’s Policy Toward Central America and the Challenges Posed by Corruption President Biden is not a stranger to Central America. As Vice-President, he met with Central American leaders in an effort to strengthen ties between the United States and the region. As a... Dennis Boyle 37 2 2021-02-10
CAR Surrenders Mahamar Said Abdel Kani to the ICC CAR has experienced several periods of armed conflict since ratifying the Rome Statute in 2001. The ICC prosecutor opened investigations in May 2007 that focused on war crimes and crimes against... Kayla DeAlto 37 2 2021-02-10
EU and 8 Countries Cooperate in Taking Down Dangerous Malware EMOTET On January 27, 2021, European Union and law enforcement authorities from eight other countries cooperated in taking down malware EMOTET. The U.S. Attorney in the Middle District of North Carolina... Bruce Zagaris 37 2 2021-02-10
U.S. Looks Toward New Relationship with ICC as District Judge Blocks Trump Order People worldwide closely tracked the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election with mixed feelings of anxiety, hope, and, at times, dismay. The international criminal justice community had particular cause for... Mitchell Beebe 37 2 2021-02-10
Venezuelan Emissary Colombian Alex Saab pending Extradition to the US, Claims Diplomatic Immunity On July 25, 2019, the United States Department of Treasury reported sanctions against Colombian national and businessman Alex Saab. That same day, Saab and co-defendant Alvaro Pulido Vargas were... Linda Friedman Ramirez* 37 2 2021-02-10
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
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
EU Parliament Adopts Resolution to Toughen Tax Haven Blacklist On January 21, 2021, the European Parliament adopted a resolution to strengthen its tax haven blacklist.[1] [1]    European Parliament, EU tax haven blacklist is not... Bruce Zagaris 37 2 2021-01-30
Swiss and Romanian Courts Convict and Sentence Steinmetz to 5 Years for Corruption On January 22, 2021, a Geneva court found Beny Steinmez guilty of bribing a public official to obtain an iron-ore mine in Guinea worth billions of dollars. The prior month, Romania’s Supreme... Bruce Zagaris 37 2 2021-01-30
Dutch Arrest Alleged Asian Drug Lord On January 22, 2021, the Central Unit of the National Police of the Netherlands, after acting on an INTERPOL Red Diffusion issued by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), arrested alleged drug lord... Bruce Zagaris 37 2 2021-01-30
China Adopts Blocking Legislation and Counter-sanctions                 On January 9, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (the “MOFOCM”) promulgated MOFOM Order No. 1... Bruce Zagaris 37 2 2021-01-30
Mexico Exonerates Ex-Defense Chief and Enacts Law Pausing Enforcement Cooperation with the U.S. On November 20, 2021, the Mexican government exonerated its former defense secretary Salvador Cienfuegos of United States corruption charges after enacting legislation pausing law enforcement... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2021-01-23
French Donor Contribution to U.S. Alt-Right before Capitol Assault Shows Need to Apply Counter-terrorism Financial Enforcement Tools In December 2020, approximately one month before the assault on the U.S. capitol, Laurent B., a French national, transferred the equivalent of € 400,000 to alt-right groups in the United... Bruce Zagaris 37 1 2021-01-23