E.g., 2019-01
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
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
Czech Republic Extradites Alleged Russian Hacker Yevgeny Nikulin  On March 29, 2018, the Czech Republic extradited Yevgeny Nikulin, an alleged Russian hacker,, who was arrested in Prague in cooperation with the FBI in 2016. Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-06 Russia Cybercrime
European Court Adopts Restrictive Interpretation of the Right of Access to a Court in Torture Cases On March 15, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights – Grand Chamber (Court) delivered a judgment in the case of Nait-Liman v. Switzerland (application no. 51357/07). It held, by a... Michael Plachta 34 4 2018-04-06 Europe Human Rights
U.S. Indicts and Sanctions 9 Iranians for Cybercrimes for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps On March 23, 2018, an indictment against nine Iranian nationals was unsealed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.  It charges them as serving as leaders, contractors,... Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-03-30 Iran Economic Sanctions
Mexican Drug Kingpin Indicted in New York For Allegedly Trafficking Enough Fentanyl to Kill 10 Million People On March 27, 2018, New York officials announced the indictment of a Mexico-based drug kingpin and five codefendants allegedly involved in a conspiracy to traffic and distribute large quantities of... Zarine Kharazian 34 4 2018-03-30 Mexico Drug Enforcement
No Right to Periodic Bond Hearings for Detained Immigrants: No Due Process of Law? On February 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Jennings et al. v. Rodriguez, a class-action suit brought on behalf of immigrants who had been detained indefinitely in... Rebecca Krishnan-Ayer 34 4 2018-03-30 Immigration
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)... 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
Indonesian Officials Seize 1MDB-linked Yacht; Hand It Over to FBI Acting on a request from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Indonesian officials seized the luxury yacht Equanimity at Benoa Harbor in Bali, Indonesia on February 28, 2018. On March... Zarine Kharazian 34 3 2018-03-23 Malaysia Embezzlement
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