Colombia/Mexico/United States: Joint Strategy on Transnational Crime
(Jan. 26, 2018) On December 6–7, 2017, the attorneys general of Colombia, Mexico, and the United States participated in the Trilateral Summit Against Transnational Organized Crime, whose goal was to “renew the existing commitment to international judicial cooperation and to deepen joint strategies in the fight against transnational organized crime.” (Press Release, US Department of […]
Topic: Crime and law enforcement, Crime prevention, Fraud and financial crimes, International affairs, Law enforcement officers, Narcotics and drug abuse, Organized crime
Jurisdiction: Colombia, Mexico, United States
Author: Gustavo Guerra
Japan: Supreme Court Says Pretense of Being Deceived Did Not Affect Responsibility for Attempted Fraud
(Jan. 11, 2018) On December 11, 2017, Japan’s Supreme Court rendered a decision in a fraud case in which the victim cooperated with the police investigation after she realized the fraud had occurred. (Sup. Ct., Case No. 2017 (a) 1079 (Dec. 11, 2017) (click characters beside PDF icon at the bottom) (in Japanese).) In this […]
Topic: Criminal procedure, Fraud and financial crimes, Judiciary, Supreme court
Author: Sayuri Umeda
European Union: Twenty Member States Create European Public Prosecutor’s Office
(Oct. 25, 2017) On October 12, 2017, the 20 European Union (EU) Member States that had agreed to establish a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) within the framework of enhanced cooperation adopted a regulation that establishes the EPPO. The EPPO will be in charge of investigating, prosecuting, and bringing to justice the perpetrators of, and […]
Topic: Criminal procedure, Fraud and financial crimes, International organizations
Jurisdiction: European Union
Author: Jenny Gesley
India: Supreme Court Upholds Mandatory Use of Biometric Identification for Filing Taxes and Tax Account Applications
(July 21, 2017) India’s Supreme Court, on June 9, 2017, upheld the constitutional validity of section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, which made the Act’s biometric-based identification project, Aadhaar, mandatory for filing income tax returns and applying for Permanent Account Numbers (PANs). (Binoy Viswam v. Union of India & Ors., (2017), Supreme Court […]
Topic: Equal protection, Executive powers, Fraud and financial crimes, Income tax, Judicial review and appeals, Right of privacy, Supreme court, Tax avoidance
Author: Barry Lerner
Kenya: Anti-Money Laundering Law Amended
(Mar. 24, 2017) On March 3, 2017, the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, signed into law the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill. During the signing ceremony, he reportedly noted that “[t]his is a major tool in our sustained efforts to fight corruption. It means that no proceeds of theft and corruption are beyond the […]
Topic: Administrative law and regulatory procedures, Banks and financial institutions, Crime and law enforcement, Crime prevention, Finance and financial sector, Fraud and financial crimes, Money laundering
Author: Hanibal Goitom
New Zealand: High Court Finds Megaupload Founder Eligible for Extradition
(Feb. 22, 2017) On February 20, 2017, the High Court of New Zealand affirmed the district court’s December 2015 ruling that Kim Dotcom and three other appellants are eligible for extradition to the United States. (Ortmann & Ors v United States of America  NZHC 189; Press Release, High Court of New Zealand, Ortmann & Ors v […]
Topic: Conspiracy, Copyright, Cybercrime, Extradition, Fraud and financial crimes
Jurisdiction: New Zealand, United States
Author: Kelly Buchanan
United Kingdom: Border Force Has Bumper Haul of Seized Christmas Counterfeit Goods
(Jan. 5, 2017) Border Force, a law enforcement agency within the Home Office that is responsible for securing the borders of the United Kingdom through enforcing immigration and customs controls, seized more than 83,000 counterfeit items, with an estimated value of £3.5 million (about US$4.3 million) at airports during just six days in December 2016. […]
Topic: Customs enforcement, Foreign trade and international finance, Fraud and financial crimes, Import and export, Intellectual property
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Author: Clare Feikert-Ahalt
Iceland: Supreme Court Convicts Bankers in Market Manipulation and Fraud Case
(Nov. 10, 2016) On October 6, 2016, the Icelandic Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the Kaupthing case, in which nine bank officials were convicted of fraud and market manipulation in connection with the Icelandic banking crisis of 2008 when the Kaupthing bank bought its own stock in order to keep its value artificially […]
Topic: Banks and financial institutions, Crime and law enforcement, Financial crises and stabilization, Fraud and financial crimes, Securities
Author: Elin Hofverberg
France: Dismissal of Whistleblowers Illegal
(Sept. 8, 2016) On June 30, 2016 the Cour de Cassation (France’s Supreme Court for civil and criminal matters) ruled that the dismissal of whistleblowers is illegal. (Arrêt n° 1309 du 30 juin 2016 (15-10.557) [Judgment No. 1309 of June 30, 2016 (15-10557)] COUR DE CASSATION – CHAMBRE SOCIALE – ECLI:FR:CCASS:2016:SO01309, Cour de Cassation website.) The Cour […]
Topic: Corruption, Fraud and financial crimes, Freedom of speech, Labor
Author: Nicolas Boring
Netherlands: Tax Investigators to Use IMSI Catchers to Track Smartphones, Without Advance Police Permission
(Aug. 25, 2015) The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, announced on August 17, 2015, that the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (Fiscale inlichtingen- en opsporingsdienst, FIOD), a special investigatory unit under the country’s Tax and Customs Administration, will have the authority “to track and tap smartphones and tablets, including pre-paid … .” (Tax […]
Topic: Fraud and financial crimes, Intelligence activities, Internet, Tax avoidance
Author: Wendy Zeldin
Law Dissertation Topics
rodrigo | March 10, 2012
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2.0. Law Dissertation Topics
2.1. Company Law
2.1.1. An assessment of the impact of s.172 of the Companies Act 2006: is “enlightened shareholder value” working?
2.1.2. Is the current regulatory environment in Company Law sufficient to ensure that Companies will take into account more than simply their profits? A case study into the effect of the Companies Act 2006.
2.1.3. The Banking Crisis and Company Law: Will the Vickers Commission reforms be sufficient to promote financial stability, competition and stronger corporate governance?
2.1.4. Should the corporate veil be lifted more often in the UK? A comparative study of the UK and the USA with respect to legal challenges to limited liability.
2.1.5. An assessment of Director’s Duties under ss 171-177: Do they prevent corporate wrongdoing and is reform needed?
2.1.6. Is Corporate Social Responsibility too important to be left to self-regulation? An examination of the current state of CSR in the UK.
2.1.7. In light of the crisis of corporate governance should members be free to enforce the constitution of the company?
2.1.8. Are stakeholders undervalued in UK Company Law? A Comparative study of UK, Germany and Japanese Company law.
2.1.9 Piercing the Corporate Veil: A study into the effectiveness of rules which go behind a company’s façade – is legislation needed to properly hold companies to account?
2.1.10 The contractual effect of a Companies’ Articles of Association: Is s.33 of the Companies Act 2006 effective in outlining the boundaries of the rights and obligations companies owe to their members?
2.1.11 Corporate Social Responsibility in the UK: is the UK’s legal regime regulating CSR effective?
2.1.12 Corporate Governance in the UK: a comparison of Germany’s structures of corporate control with the UK’s Company Act 2006
2.1.13 Corporate Crime: Is the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act of 2007 working?
2.1.14 The Banking crisis of 2008 and corporate governance: a critical analysis of the effect of the Companies Act 2006 s.172 on companies and banks in the UK
2.2. Criminal Law
2.2.1. Are Companies and Directors being held fully responsible for their criminal negligence? A critical analysis of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.
2.2.2. An evaluation of the current state of English criminal law in relation to the defence of self defence.
2.2.3. The problems with provocation as a defence to murder: Has the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 provided the solution for those who suffer from domestic violence and battered women’s syndrome?
2.2.4. Is the law of murder still a “mess”? A study into the recommendations of the Law Commission from 2004 and how they have been implemented in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.
2.2.5. Intoxication and criminal liability: Should the Law Commission’s proposals back in 1993 be adopted in the UK?
2.3. Human Rights/Constitutional Law
2.3.1. Has the European Court of Human Rights been balancing article 6 (freedom of expression) and article 8 (right to a private life) adequately? A study into media law and freedom of expression in the UK.
2.3.2. Have the police been using their powers of detention and questioning of suspects adequately in response to the terrorism threat in the UK? A study into the current state of police powers in relation to terrorism.
2.3.3. An examination of the UK’s current obligations under extradition: do articles 2 (right to life) and 3 (torture) overprotect individuals like Abu Hamza?
2.3.4. Terrorism and Human Rights: has the European Convention on Human Rights aided or undermined the fight against terrorism?
2.3.5. Has the European Convention on Human Rights eroded state sovereignty too much? A case study into the experience of the UK with comparison to Germany and France.
2.3.6. Has the Supreme Court been respecting human rights? A study into the case load of the Supreme Court up to 2012.
2.3.7. Human Rights and Religion: A critical analysis of article 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights in the UK
2.3.8. Is there a case for a British Bill of Rights? An examination of the proposals of the Coalition Government in relation to human rights in the UK.
2.4. Commercial Law
2.4.1. Is the correct balance between the buyer and the seller being struck in relation to e-commerce in the UK? A study into the current state of the law.
2.4.2. Is arbitration superior to litigation? A study of the sports arbitration tribunal and its’ decisions.
2.4.3. Should UK consumers have a right to reject faulty goods? An examination of the current state of the Law Commission’s proposals of 2008.
2.5 Medical Law
2.5.1. Euthanasia and the law: Do the current rules on euthanasia violate individual will?
2.5.2. An examination of the Mental Capacity Act 2005: Are the rights of mentally ill individuals being respected?
2.5.3. Do the rules on the compulsory admission of adults for treatment need reform? A study into the common law vs mental health legislation.
2.5.4. Was the decision in R (Purdy) v DPP (2009) EWCA Civ 92 the correct one? An examination into euthanasia and human rights in the UK with comparison to Switzerland.
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