Tag Archives: Crimes

Are the FBI and Coast Guard Underreporting Cruise Ship Crimes?

One of the key provisions of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 is that crimes on cruise ships are suppose to be posted on the internet in order to provide a warning to the U.S. public. After … Continue reading

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Australia urged to investigate Sri Lanka war crimes

[JURIST] A group of rights organizations and lawmakers on Monday called for Australia to investigate [press release, PDF] a top ranking official in the Sri Lankan High Commission [official website] in Canberra for war crimes violations allegedly committed by the … Continue reading

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Appellate Court: "Sexual Assaults and Violent Crimes on Cruise Ships are a Serious Problem"

Yesterday, I discussed the case of Jane Doe v. Princess Cruises, where the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal addressed the issue whether a raped crewmember can pursue a case before a U.S. jury. Or does she have to appear before … Continue reading

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Asbestos Abatement Contractor Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Environmental Crimes and False Statements to OSHA

On September 21, 2011, United States District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa sentenced Keith Gordon-Smith, 54, of Rochester, New York, to six years in prison for knowingly violating the Clean Air Act and making false statements to a federal inspector … Continue reading

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ICC opens hearing for DRC war crimes suspect

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday opened the confirmation of charges hearing against accused war criminal Callixte Mbarushimana [case materials]. Mbarushimana, former leader of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder], is … Continue reading

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