Articles

E.g., 2021-07
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
INTERPOL Operation Targets Trafficking of Stolen Motor Vehicles in the Balkans On October 30, 2020, INTERPOL announced the undertaking and results of an international law enforcement operation, targeting the trafficking of stolen motor vehicles, spare parts, and document... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-21 INTERPOL
INTERPOL and World Customs Organization Conduct Operation against Environmental Crime On November 9, 2020, INTERPOL announced the results of Operation Thunder 2020, coordinated by INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO), to enforce laws against environmental crime in 103... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-21 INTERPOL
EU’s Reaction to Recent Terrorist Attacks: Strengthening Police Partnership and Law Enforcement Cooperation On November 13, 2020, the European Union released a “Joint Statement by the EU Home Affairs Ministers on the recent terrorist attacks in Europe” and “Draft Council Conclusions on... Michael Plachta 36 11 2020-11-21
U.S. Sanctions Russian Government Research Institution with Connections to Triton Malware On October 23, 2020, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned a Russian government research laboratory that created the Triton malware.[1] The lab... Julia Brock 36 11 2020-11-17 Russia Cybercrime
German Presidency Chairs of FATF Chairs 1st Plenary as FATF Prioritizes Pandemic Threats and Postpones Its MERs On October 23, 2020, Dr. Marcus Pleyer, the FATF President, chaired his first three-day virtual Plenary meeting of the two-year German Presidency of the FATF.[1] [1]   For... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Money Laundering
U.S. Seizes $24 Million of Virtual Currency Pursuant to Brazil MLAT On November 4, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed it has seized virtual currency worth an estimated $24 million on behalf of the Brazilian government.[1] [1]   ... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Asset Forfeiture
Airline Services Ltd. Agrees to DPA with SFO and to Pay Over £2.2 Million in Penalties On October 30, 2020, Mrs. Justice May DBE issued an  judgment in the Crown Court at Southwark approving the Deferred Prosecution Agreement made between the Director of the Serious Fraud Office... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Corruption
Germany Requests the Extradition of Panama Paper Lawyers On October 19, 2020 the German government announced that it has issued international arrest warrants for Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca, the founders of Mossack Fonseca, the firm... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Extradition
European Committee on Crime Problems Acts on Artificial Intelligence, Environment and International Cooperation The Council of Europe’s (CoE) European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) held its 78th plenary session on November 3-4, 2020, in the form of a teleconference.[1] * Professor... Michael Plachta 36 11 2020-11-14 Environment
OFAC Issues Advisory and Guidance on Use of High-Value Artwork to Circumvent Sanctions On October 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control made an advisory to underscore sanctions risks arising from dealings in high-value artwork[1]... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Sanctions
Belgian Police Seize 11.5 of Cocaine from Ship in Guyana as It Penetrates Organized Gang On November 5, Belgian federal prosecutors told the media it had tracked the transatlantic trip of 11.5-tons of cocaine from Guyana, seized it on its arrival in Antwerp and arrested some 22... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-14 Organized Crime
UN Special Rapporteur’s Report on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism On October 15, 2020, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Fionnuala Ni Aoláin, presented her report to... Michael Plachta 36 11 2020-11-07 United Nations
Dutch Ministry of Culture Recommends the Restitution of Stolen Cultural Property to Former Colonies On October 7, 2020, a Committee established by the Dutch Minister of Culture, Education, and Science  called for the return of cultural objects stolen from former colonies that are currently... Bruce Zagaris and Miranda Bannister 36 11 2020-11-07 Art and Cultural Property
Group of Experts’ Report Recommends Reforms to the ICC and the Rome Statute System On September 30, 2020, the Group of Independent Experts released its final Report on the review of the International Criminal Court and the Rome Statute system, as requested by the Assembly of... Michael Plachta 36 11 2020-11-07 International Criminal Court
U.S. Charges 8 Persons as Illegal PRC Agents Conducting Law Enforcement Operations in the U.S. On October 28, 2020, prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, charging eight persons with conspiring to act in the U.S. as illegal... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-11-05
Goldman Sachs Enters Into DPA and Agrees to Pay Over $2.9 Billion in Penalties over 1MDB Affair                 On October 22, 2020, the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs or the Company), a global financial institution headquartered in New York,... Bruce Zagaris 36 11 2020-10-31 Bribery
UK Bill Limiting Liability for Servicemen in Armed Conflict Progresses The Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill, which contains several controversial provisions, had its 2nd Reading in the UK House of Commons on September 23, 2020 and started its... Michael Plachta 36 11 2020-10-31 Human Rights
European Parliament Acts on Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, and Combating Fraud In a resolution adopted on July 10, 2020, with 534 votes to 25 and 122 abstentions, Members of the European Parliament welcomed the European Commission’s Action Plan on how to fight... Michael Plachta 36 11 2020-10-31 Money Laundering
Council of Europe Adopts Recommendation on the Transfer of Prisoners between States The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2020)3 to Member States concerning the practical application of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons... Michael Plachta 36 11 2020-10-31 Council of the European Union
United States Targets Chinese Belt & Road Project With Global Magnitsky Sanctions: Corruption, Human Rights, and Geostrategy The United States on September 15, 2020 imposed Global Magnitsky Sanctions[i] on Union Development Group Co., Ltd.,[ii] the Chinese state-owned company (“UDG”) behind the Dara Sakor... Hdeel Abdelhady 36 10 2020-10-23 Human Rights

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