Germain Katanga

On 7 March 2014, Trial Chamber II found German Katanga guilty, as an accessory, within the meaning of article 25(3)(d) of the Rome Statute, of one count of crime against humanity (murder) and four counts of war crimes (murder, attacking a civilian population, destruction of property and pillaging) committed on 24 February 2003 during the […]


Found guilty, on 14 March 2012, of the war crimes of enlisting and conscripting of children under the age of 15 years and using them to participate actively in hostilities. Sentenced, on 10 July 2012, to a total of 14 years of imprisonment. Verdict and sentence confirmed by Appeals Chamber on 1 December 2014. Verdict […]


ANTI-CORRUTION, LAW & COMPLIANCE Mark Pieth is a Professor of Criminal Law at Basel University, former Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, and Member of Swiss Federal Gaming Commission, Chairman of the Board of the Basel Institute on Governance. Formerly Member of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the Iraq […]


TECHNOLOGY Damian Heller has more than 20 years of professional experience in the areas of compliance, corporate governance, legal and risk management. He is working as an independent consultant and is lecturing Compliance Management at the University of Basel. He held several leadership positions, including Global Compliance Officer of Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Company Secretary of […]


The security relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia took an ominous turn for the worse last October when Congress began exercising new oversight powers for “the first time” to track U.S. arms shipments to the Kingdom. These new powers were granted by the Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2014, which amended the Arms Export […]