Articles

E.g., 2019-01
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
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.” ... Michael Plachta 34 3 2018-03-23 Philippines International Criminal Court
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... 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, ... 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... 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
Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Nationals with Crimes Related to 2016 Election-Meddling On Friday, February 16, 2018, The DOJ Special Counsel’s Office released a 37-page indictment charging the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization, as well as thirteen Russian nationals... Bruce Zagaris and Zarine Kharazian 34 2 2018-02-23 Russia, United States Conspiracy, Cybercrime, Intelligence
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... 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... Madeline Henshaw-Greene 34 2 2018-02-23 United States Detention, Law of War, Terrorism, Torture
Rabobank Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit An Offense Against The U.S. and Conspiracy To Defraud The U.S., Agrees To Forfeit $368 Million On February 7, 2018, Rabobank N.A. (Rabobank), a California-based subsidiary of Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A.,  a Dutch multinational banking company, entered a guilty plea to a felony count of... Dennis E. Boyle 34 2 2018-02-23 United States Bank Secrecy
UN Special Rapporteur’s Report on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism On February 9, 2018, the United Nations Secretary-General transmitted to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental... Michael Plachta 34 2 2018-02-23 Human Rights
U.S. Justice Department Charges 5 Venezuelan PDVSA Officials in Corruption-Based Money Laundering Scheme  On February 12, 2018, the Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and other law enforcement officials announced the unsealing of an indictment... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-16 Venezuela Money Laundering
Custody Battle between Brazilian and U.S. Parents Escalates with U.S. Arrest of Brazilian Grandparents     On February 7, 2018, the battle between Chris Brann, a Houston physician and his wife, Marcelle Guimaraes, over the custody of their 8-year-old son Nicolas Brann escalated when federal... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-16 Brazil, United States Arrest

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