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Comparison on the rights, limitations and procedures related to public gatherings and demonstrations across Europe

The Right To Freedom Of Assembly And Expression In The European Union - A.) General Description Of The Applicable Legal Administrative Procedures - On a European level, fundamental rights are laid down in the...more

Still a good idea - how INTERPOL can protect itself from its corrupt member countries

This post is an updated version of the original, which was published in July of 2011. How could INTERPOL shield itself from being used as a political weapon against a corrupt country's own people? In a previous post,...more

Foreign blogs cannot ignore local courts

The Italian Supreme Court held in relation to a foreign blog where articles inciting to racial hatred were posted that the crime of racist criminal organization and the jurisdiction of Italian courts were applicable if the...more

Asylum’s Just Another Word For Nowhere Left To Go

U. Hyde Meah’s employer required him to agree contractually that top secret information he reviewed as a technical contractor for the United States government would not be disclosed. ...more

Oh Thank Heaven – The Saga Of 7-Eleven And Franchising Under The FCPA

Earlier this week, Jim McGrath, writing in his Internal Investigations Blog, posted a blog entitled “Human Trafficking Concerns for 7-Eleven in Wake of Payroll Scam”....more

Venezuela Post-Chavez- More of the Same INTERPOL Abuse?

Now that Nicolas Maduro is the President of Venezuela, most hopes of political reform in Venezuela have been dashed, at least for the next six years...more

Red Notices and Russia - Why the raid on Amnesty International's offices matters

The offices of Amnesty International in Russia were recently raided as part of an "audit," as reported in the New York Times by David Herszenhorn and Andrew Roth, here. Amnesty International is a leading non-governmental...more

State Council Issues a White Paper on China's Judicial System and Reform

On October 9, 2012, the State Council’s Information Office released a white paper on China’s Judicial System and Reform Process. The report reviews China's judicial system and reform process, and emphasizes the need for...more

Perils of the Global Supply Chain, Part 2: Supply Chain Responsibility, Or Else.

Twenty years ago less than 100 companies worldwide disclosed or reported on their supply chain compliance or corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Those that did were trailblazers supporting the idea that...more

Remarks delivered to The International Human Rights Framework Opportunities for Attorneys and Advocates, "The Role of Lawyers in...

Good morning. I am very pleased to be here with you, and I thank the International Justice Resource Center for inviting me to share some thoughts on a subject that is close to my heart. My thanks go also to the co-organizers...more

Impacts of Criminal Procedural Law Amendments on Investigations of Bribery Cases

In a recent landmark decision, China’s national legislature, the National People’s Congress, increased the protection of suspects’ legal rights and reinforced its efforts to punish bribery and other crimes. The decision will...more

Political Asylum Claims vs. Claims of Politically Motivated Red Notices

If a Red Notice subject applies for and is granted political asylum in a given country, does that necessarily mean that his claim to INTERPOL of politically motivated criminal charges will be successful? And if a Red...more

March 21, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

December 2, 2011 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

More amendments to the EU's Syrian sanctions measures

On 15 November 2011, two Regulations (1150/2011 and 1151/2011) adopted by the Council of the European Union (EU) entered into effect, resulting in more amendments to the EU's original Syria Sanctions Regulation (i.e....more

Steve Sumner, Attorney At Law, Releases Statement on the Recent Amanda Knox Case

Examining the Italian legal system through the case of Amanda Knox sheds light on how fortunate we are to have the legal system we do in the United States. ...more

Tokyo Disputes Practice - July 2011

In This Issue... - Practice Tip – Understanding Boilerplate Provisions: Integration Clauses - Law on Cybercrime and Obstructing Court Ordered Enforcement Comes into Effect - Discrimination of Off-duty Behavior...more

Middle East Newsletter - Issue 4 - Summer 2011

In this issue: New Maritime Law Awaited; Increased Private Sector Involvement in Dubai Water and Electricity Sector; Pro Bono initiative: Women’s Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination...more

DAWN RAIDS ON THE TCHENGUIZ BROTHERS - UNDERSTANDING THE COURTS' POWER TO AUTHORISE SEARCH ORDERS

RUDE AWAKENINGS: DAWN RAIDS ON THE TCHENGUIZ BROTHERS – UNDERSTANDING THE COURTS' POWER TO AUTHORISE SEARCH ORDERS As part of the SFO's investigations into the 2008 collapse of Kaupthing Bank, over 130 police officers...more

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Torture Suit Against Former Somali Official

In an unanimous decision issued on June 1, 2010, by the Supreme Court of the United States, it was decided that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act does not protect an individual acting in his official capacity on behalf of...more

Legal Comment - Eventual Justice: The Trial of Guek Eav Kaing in the Extraordiary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia

This legal comment was written for submission to the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law and analyzes various aspects of the first criminal proceeding against a former high-raking official in the Khymer Rouge...more

"Enhanced Interrogation Methods": How legal memoranda manipulated Federal and International laws prohibiting torture and coercion.

In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, executive branch lawyers acting as legal council for the President issued several memoranda which interpreted various laws prohibiting torture or "cruel, inhuman, and degrading...more

The Criminology of Genocide: The Death and Rape of Darfur

Nearly 400,000 Africans may have been killed in racially motivated legally destructive, state supported, and militarily unjustified attacks on the farms and villages of the Darfur region of Sudan. Using victimization survey...more

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