Former Colombian Detective Accused of Infiltrating Supreme Court of Justice

Colombian prosecutors have charged a former detective from the country’s now dismantled security service with stealing money from her department and using it to pay bribes to employees of the Supreme Court in exchange for information about cases related to links between paramilitaries and public officials.

US Court Revives Mexico’s Lawsuit Against Gun Producers

A Boston appeals court revived Mexico's US$10 billion lawsuit against the U.S. arms industry on Monday, allowing the country to continue trying to hold gun producers responsible for facilitating the trafficking of their products to Mexico, thereby supplying drug cartels and other organized crime groups with weapons.

Azerbaijan Detains 10 Journalists in Pre Election Media Freedom Crackdown

The Azerbaijani government has detained 10 journalists since November, accusing them of offenses such as smuggling foreign currency, hooliganism, or building a house without a permit. International press freedom watchdogs have deemed these charges "fabricated" and part of Baku's ongoing crackdown on media freedom.

Vietnam Law Enforcement to Tackle Growing Cybercrime

Vietnamese criminologists, investigators, judges, and prosecutors gathered last week to learn how to better combat cybercrime, which is on the rise in the country and might have globally achieved a market value in excess of the illicit drug economy.

Yemeni Activist Sues Oil Companies at ICC for Crimes Against Humanity

An environmental activist from Yemen filed a lawsuit against two oil companies at the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) in The Hague, Netherlands, claiming that their pollution has caused diseases among the population and that they should be tried for crimes against humanity.