E.g., 2023-12
Title Abstract Author Volume Issue Date Publishedsort ascending Geographic Identifier Subject Areas
German Court Convicts ISIS Member of Genocide for Enslavement and Abuse of Yazidi Woman in Syria On July 27, 2022, the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg convicted German ISIS member Jalda A. of aiding and abetting genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes for the enslavement and abuse... Bruce Zagaris 39 9 2023-08-17 Iraq, United States Genocide, Human Rights, Sex Crimes
U.S. and Iraq Acts against Iraq Banks and Currency Exchange Shops for Allowing U.S. Dollar Transactions with Iran After the United States Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Bank of New York barred 14 Iraqi banks from conducting dollar transactions, Iraq has taken enforcement action against currency... Bruce Zagaris 39 9 2023-08-17 Iraq, United States Money Laundering, Smuggle
Australia Initiates Action against Tax Advisors after PwC Leaks Scandal   On August 6, 2023, the Australian Government announced an initiative against tax advisers in the wake of the PwC tax leaks scandal. Bruce Zagaris 39 9 2023-08-11 Australia, European Union Tax Enforcement, Taxation
British National Crime Agency will Return More than £101.5 Million to Nigeria from Ibori Forfeiture On July 24, 2023, after a forfeiture hearing at Southwark Crown Court in London, Judge David Tomlinson ordered James Ibori, former governor of Delta State in Nigeria, to repay more than £101.... Bruce Zagaris 39 9 2023-08-11 Nigeria, United Kingdom Asset Forfeiture, Money Laundering
German Bank Returns Kandinsky Painting Sold at 1940 Auction to Jewish Heirs The German government advisory panel said Colorful Life, a Kandinsky painting displayed in the Lenbachhaus, should be returned to the family who owned it prior to World War II. The government panel’s... Savannah Telfer 39 9 2023-08-11 Germany, Netherlands Art and Cultural Property, Asset Forfeiture
The Regulation of 'Autonomous Sanctions' in Canadian Legislation The purpose of this article is to examine the regulation of ‘autonomous sanctions’ in another Commonwealth jurisdiction, that of Canada. Given the topicality of the Russian Federation... Konstantinos D. Magliveras 39 9 2023-08-11 Canada, Russia, Ukraine Sanctions
German National Sentenced to 9 years in Prison for a Multitude of International Crimes Committed Abroad While in Membership of the Islamic State On June 21st, 2023, The Higher Regional Court of Koblenz in Germany convicted a German national of aiding and abetting genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for the enslavement and abuse... Justin DePrado 39 9 2023-08-04 Germany, Iraq, Syria Arms Trafficking, Crimes against Humanity, Human Trafficking
Four Guatemalans Plead Guilty to Human Smuggling Conspiracy On August 2, 2023, four Guatemalan nationals pleaded guilty to their participation in a Guatemalan-based human smuggling conspiracy involving a large number of migrants from Guatemala through... Bruce Zagaris 39 9 2023-08-04 Guatemala, United States Extradition, Human Trafficking
Brazil Preliminarily Denies U.S. Extradition Request for Alleged Russian Spy On July 26, 2023, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and Public Security announced the Brazilian government has preliminarily denied a request from the U.S. to extradite alleged Russian spy Sergey... Bruce Zagaris 39 9 2023-08-04 Brazil, Russia, United States Espionage, Extradition, International Criminal Court
New Money Laundering Charges against Alleged Human Smuggling Network in Texas  On July 28, 2023, a U.S. grand jury in the Southern District of Texas returned a superseding indictment charging four defendants with conspiracy to launder money. Bruce Zagaris 39 9 2023-08-04 Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, United States Human Trafficking, Immigration
ICC Appeals Chamber Authorizes the Investigation on Drug War Killings in Philippines   On July 18, 2023, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) delivered, in open Court, its judgment confirming, by majority, ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I’s decision... Michael Plachta 39 8 2023-07-28 Philippines Capital Punishment, Civil Rights, Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
U.S. Designates Drug Traffickers Producing and Distributing in Europe and North America              On July 19, 2023, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated as Specially Designated... Bruce Zagaris 39 8 2023-07-28 Belgium, Mexico, United States Drug Enforcement, Drugs & Trafficking
Confiscating assets for Indonesia: Interview with Mark Temple KC, H.M. Attorney General of Jersey Jersey recently announced the successful conclusion of a 10-year asset recovery case against an Indonesian company director convicted of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering, and... 2023-07-28 Indonesia, Jersey, United Kingdom Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure, Financial Crimes, Financial Enforcement
Senate Bill Aims to Expand Caribbean Basin Security Initiative On March 16, 2023, the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) Authorization Act was introduced in both the U.S. Senate (S. 841) and the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 1802) to continue and... Rachel Hage 39 8 2023-07-28 Caribbean, United States Border Security, Crimes, Cross-Border Communication, Drugs & Trafficking
European Parliament Follows-up Qatargate by Recommending Deep Reforms On July 13, 2023, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution setting up a number of recommendations on the reform of the European Parliament’s rules on transparency, integrity,... Michael Plachta 39 8 2023-07-28
Italy Rearrests Dutch Tax Advisor for Helping U.S. Taxpayers Conceal Income On July 12, 2023, the Italian authorities rearrested Frank Butselaar, a Dutch tax advisor, for participating in a conspiracy to commit tax fraud on behalf of U.S. taxpayers.  Butselaar advised high-... Bruce Zagaris 39 8 2023-07-21 Italy, Netherlands, United States Crimes, Tax Crimes, Tax Enforcement, Taxation
Estonia Extradites Suspected Russian Intelligence Operative on Export Control Violations On July 14, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Estonia has extradited a Russian citizen with alleged links to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) and would be arraigned... Bruce Zagaris 39 8 2023-07-21 Estonia, Russia, United States Arms Trafficking, Money Laundering, Sanctions
U.S. Indicts Co-Director of Think Tank for Serving as Unregistered Foreign Agent, Trafficking in Arms, and Violating Iran Sanctions On July 10, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of Gal Luft, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen who serves as the co-director a Maryland-based think tank for allegedly... Bruce Zagaris 39 8 2023-07-21 Brazil, China, Iran, United States Arms Trafficking, Sanctions
UN Adopted a Resolution on the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy On June 22, 2023, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted by consensus a resolution on the eighth biennial review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (UNGCTS). Michael Plachta 39 8 2023-07-20 India, Saudi Arabia Terrorism, United Nations
Samsung Executive Indicted on Allegations of Stealing Trade Secrets to Create Semiconductor Plant in China             On June 12, 2023, the prosecutor’s office in the Suwon district of South Korea     announced an indictment against a 65-year... Alex Mostaghimi 39 8 2023-07-14 China, South Korea, United States Crimes, Intellectual Property, Law Enforcement, Theft