Press review
4 March 2022

Press review – Week of 28 February 2022

This press review looks back at the various scandals, investigations, and legal debates of the last few days, including a new chapter in the Swiss Paper scandal and the recent investigations into the Ericsson case.


Ericsson‘s decade of bribery and corruption in Iraq laid bare

Like Lafarge, Ericsson is believed by recent investigations to have financed the Islamic State so that it could continue its activities in Iraq. >Read article


#Corruption: Dupond-Moretti again heard this Thursday by the justice

The Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti was again heard on Thursday, March 3, 2022, as part of the investigation against him for conflicts of interest. >Read article


Journalist Natacha Polony on trial for denying the genocide in Rwanda

The Rwandan genocide is once again at the heart of the judicial debate. Natach Polony, a journalist at France Inter is being prosecuted for having denied the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994. This is a first in France, according to the lawyers in charge of the case. >Read article.


Justice closes all its investigations against the former King Juan Carlos

The prosecutor’s office of the Spanish Supreme Court closed the investigations against Juan Carlos I in application of a special regime of prescription. The investigation concerned the actions committed by the former head of state between 1975 and 2014. >Read article


Justice: the “cold cases” unit opens its doors

The judicial court of Nanterre is now competent to prosecute serial and unsolved crimes. To this end, the national cold case unit will be able to handle cases with an international or national dimension or whose investigations require a high level of technical expertise. It was put into service on March 1, 2022.  >Read article


European duty of care: the content of the proposed directive

The European Commission has adopted the proposal for a directive on the duty of care of companies regarding sustainability. The text makes it possible to establish a common European base on this subject.  >Read article


Loans to obligarchs: Credit Suisse asks investors to destroy some compromising documents

In the wake of the Swiss Papers scandal, the Financial Times has revealed that Credit Suisse has requested the destruction of compromising documents. This is a new chapter in the series of financial scandals involving this institution. >Read article

International White collar crime during the last decade and what the future holds

Stéphane de Navacelle spoke at the 37th National Institute on White Collar Crime hosted by the American Bar Association and its Section of Criminal Justice > Learn more

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