Articles

E.g., 2018-08
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geography Subject Areas
INTERPOL Holds Operational Meeting on Fugitive Investigative Support On December 5-8, 2017, hosted by INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support Sub Directorate (FIS) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the 7th Global Operational Symposium on Fugitives brought together... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-22 Jamaica International Cooperation
A Look at the Amicus Briefs in United States v. Microsoft Corp On December 13, 2017, amici curiae filed briefs in the United States v. Microsoft Corp case set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2017-2018 term. The case concerns the U.S. Justice... Zarine Kharazian 33 12 2017-12-22 Ireland, United States Data Privacy, European Union
ICC Assembly of States Parties Activates the Court’s Jurisdiction over the Crime of Aggression The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (“the Assembly” or “ASP”) held its sixteenth session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from... Michael Plachta 33 12 2017-12-22 Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, International Cooperation, International Criminal Court
EU Reaches Agreement on Amendments to the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive  On December 15, 2017, talks between the EU Council of Ministers, the European Parliament, and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement, amending and tightening the measures to the EU... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-22 European Union
EU Issues List of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes On December 5, 2017, the European Council issued its conclusions on the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.  The conclusions also set forth the criteria and proposed sanctions... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-15 European Union Tax Enforcement, Tax Havens, Taxation
U.S., Colombian, and Mexican Attorneys General Declare Cooperation against TOC On December 6 and 7, 2017, the Attorneys General of the United States, Colombia and Mexico met in Cartagena, Colombia for the “Trilateral Summit against Transnational Organized Crime.”  The purpose... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-15 Colombia, Mexico, United States International Cooperation, International Crimes, Organized Crime
Honduras Arrests U.S. Lawyer Sought in Social Security Fraud On December 2, 2017, agents of the Honduran Technical Criminal Investigation Agency (ATIC) arrested Kentucky attorney Eric Christopher Conn, 57, who has pleaded guilty to charges over his role in a... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-15 Honduras, United States Fraud
ICC Prosecutor Issues Final Decision Not to Investigate the Comoros Referral (Mavi Marmara Incidents) On November 30, 2017, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that she had decided to close the Preliminary Examination into the Comoros situation, more commonly known as... Michael Plachta 33 12 2017-12-08 International Criminal Court
European Committee on Crime Problems Acts on TOC, Terrorism, and Other Law Enforcement Issues The Council of Europe’s (CoE) European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) held its 73rd plenary session from November 28 to December 1, 2017, in Strasbourg, Germany. At the opening address,Mr. Jan... Michael Plachta 33 12 2017-12-08 Europe Organized Crime
UN General Assembly Committee Debates State Officials’ Immunity from Criminal Prosecution Late October 2017, the Sixth Committee (“Legal”) of the United Nations General Assembly concluded its debate on several items on its agenda during the seventy-second session, including the immunity... Michael Plachta 33 12 2017-12-01 Sudan Human Rights, War Crimes
ICTY Finishes Last Trial with Conviction of Mladić for Genocide, War Crimes, and Crimes against Humanity On November 22, 2017, in the final trial of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Main Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) was... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-01 Bosnia, Serbia Crimes against Humanity, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, War Crimes
Divorcing Fact from Fiction With Regards to the Elephant Ivory Trade On November 17, 2017, the Trump administration announced that its initial reversal of a ban on the importation of elephant ivory from Zimbabwe had been put on hold. The decision comes after criticism... Zarine Kharazian 33 12 2017-12-01
Head of Chinese NGO and Former Senegal Foreign Minister Indicted for Bribes Connected with Oil Deals On November 21, 2017, a criminal complaint was unsealed, charging the head of a non-governmental organization based in Hong Kong and Virginia and the former Foreign Minister of Senegal with... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-01 China Bribery
Indictment against Iranian Unsealed for Cyberattack and Extortion Scheme Targeting HBO On November 21, 2017, an indictment was unsealed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against an Iranian national, Behzad Mesri, 29, also known as “Skote Vahshat,” for his... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-01 Iran Cybercrime
Jury Convicts Owners of Miami Export Business of Operating Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business and Money Laundering  On November 15, 2017, after a two-week trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found Luis Diaz Jr. and Luis Javier Diaz, owners of Miami Equipment and Export... Bruce Zagaris 33 12 2017-12-01 United States, Venezuela Money Laundering
The ICC Prosecutor’s Request To Investigate the Situation in Afghanistan: A Threat or Opportunity? On November 3, 2017, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced her decision to request an investigation into crimes allegedly committed in connection with the armed conflict... Michael Plachta and Joseph Rychlak 33 11 2017-11-17 Afghanistan, Poland, United States Crimes against Humanity, International Criminal Court
U.S. Charges 5 Individuals in Rolls Royce Corruption Case On November 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the unsealing of an indictment against five individuals of Rolls-Royce plc and its subsidiaries (Rolls-Royce).  The charges involved two... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-17 China, United States Charged with Crimes, Criminal Procedure/Proceedings, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
2 Executives Plead Guilty in U.S. to Petrobas-Related Corruption Crimes On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Anthony “Tony” Mace and Robert Zubiate, two former executives at the Oil Services Company (SBM Offshore NV), a Dutch oil and... Bruce Zagaris 33 11 2017-11-17 Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
ICC Authorizes Investigation into Burundi despite Withdrawal from the Rome Statute On October 27, 2017, Burundi became the first State Party to withdraw from the 1998 Rome treaty creating the International Criminal Court (ICC), in accordance with the provisions of Article 127 of... Michael Plachta 33 11 2017-11-17 Burundi International Criminal Court
Canada Enacts Magnitsky-Style Law and Imposes Sanctions on 52 Foreign Nationals On October 19, 2017, Canada’s “Magnitsky-style” law, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) received royal assent and came into force. Consistent with the... Peter Bowal and Colin McKay 33 11 2017-11-17 Canada, Russia, Sudan Human Rights

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