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  • Charity & Security Network
    the source of their woes Those that have been able to trace the problem find that there s no clear path to successfully challenge an erroneous listing according to the article Read our blog here CSN Board Member Critiques UN s CVE Plan In a new blog Charity Security Network advisory board member Naz Modirzadeh founding director of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict takes aim at UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon s new Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism In it she identifies three fatal flaws including its failure to define violent extremism its lack of convincing evidence of the causes or drivers of violent extremism and its prescription for a host of programmatic political and institutional actions with significant implications Read the blog here Good Governance Can Erode Appeal of Sectarian Groups An absence of inclusive responsive and accountable governance was a major factor in the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ISIS according to research by the humanitarian organization Mercy Corps In its new report Investing in Iraq s Peace How Good Governance Can Diminish Support for Violent Extremism Mercy Corps explains that after the U S led invasion of Iraq political players fanned the country s sectarian flames for their own gain These actions propelled sympathy for armed insurgencies which purported to offer marginalized groups an alternative to the corrupt Iraqi government the report states Read more more Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Recent Tweets CharitySecurity Check out our

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  • Charity & Security Network Publications | Charity & Security Network
    and the U S Material Support Law The politicization of disaster response in conflict zones obstructs timely and effective aid delivery and also jeopardizes the safety of aid workers Deadly Combination Disaster Conflict and the U S Material Support Law considers two cases The 2011 famine in Somalia and the summer 2010 floods in Pakistan In both cases by giving priority to military objective the U S impaired effective aid delivery by humanitarian organizations exacerbating the hardship caused by disasters April 2012 U S Muslim Charities and The War on Terror A Decade in Review U S Muslim Charities and the War on Terror A Decade in Review examines the challenges American Muslim charities have faced since 9 11 and how they have successfully responded The report serves as an update to a March 2006 report summarizing action by the U S government to shut down American Muslim charities since 2006 and gives updates on the status of litigation and other efforts by charities December 2011 Book Examines the Restrictive and Punitive Impact from Counterterrorism Measures on Nonprofits Since 9 11 This book is the first comprehensive examination of the restrictive and punitive impact from counterterrorism legislation on nonprofits since 9 11 Civil Society Under Strain Counter Terrorism Policy Civil Society and Aid Post 9 11 Kumarian Press describes the threats organizations conducting humanitarian operations around the world are subjected to by unjust or overbroad anti terror laws Each chapter is authored by nonprofit experts or scholars presenting the common shared and unique challenges for nonprofits in countries such as the United States Sri Lanka Australia and former Soviet republics like Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan The chapter about the U S was written by Kay Guinane and Suraj K Sazawal November 2009 How the Work of Charities Counters Terror The roots

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  • Charity & Security Network
    in counterterrorism civil society and military to discuss strategies for reforming U S counterterrorism measures to be more cost effective and efficient Video of the event is below Read more about Congressional Briefing Effective Counterterrorism for a New Era Aid Experts Discuss Challenges Working in Conflict Zones with Terrorist Groups Date January 8 2013 A Dec 13 2012 panel of experts at Hunter College s Human Rights Program discussed international humanitarian law access to civilians in conflict zones and the challenges faced by aid organizations working in areas with terrorist groups The panelists expressed concern that U S counterterrorism measures such as the material support prohibition make it nearly impossible for humanitarian groups and grantmakers to carry out their missions in some of the most intractable conflicts around the world Event transcript available here Read more about Aid Experts Discuss Challenges Working in Conflict Zones with Terrorist Groups Aid Experts Discuss Challenges Working in Conflict Zones with Terrorist Groups Date January 8 2013 A Dec 13 2012 panel of experts at Hunter College s Human Rights Program discussed international humanitarian law access to civilians in conflict zones and the challenges faced by aid organizations working in areas with terrorist groups The panelists expressed concern that U S counterterrorism measures such as the material support prohibition make it nearly impossible for humanitarian groups and grantmakers to carry out their missions in some of the most intractable conflicts around the world Event transcript available here Read more about Aid Experts Discuss Challenges Working in Conflict Zones with Terrorist Groups Congressional Briefing A Crisis in Humanitarian Access to Civilians Submitted by suraj on Tue 2012 07 10 10 40 Date July 10 2012 A Crisis in Humanitarian Access to Civilians On July 26 2012 the Charity Security Network hosted a Capitol Hill briefing featuring a panel of experts discussing the dire situation on the ground in the Sahel and Somalia how U S laws erect barriers to effective aid delivery and how an international humanitarian law framework could help Examples were drawn from the CSN report Safeguarding Humanitarian Access in Armed Conflict Click here to read its executive summary Transcript of the event is available here Video of the event is avaliable in two parts below Part I Panelist Presentations Part II Q A and Closing Remarks Read more about Congressional Briefing A Crisis in Humanitarian Access to Civilians July 1 2009 Panel Event Dilemma for US NGOs Counterterrorism Laws vs the Humanitarian Imperative Date July 1 2009 The legal constraints national security laws impose of U S charitable organizations cause tensions with international law and codes for humanitarian aid and development programs The standards and principles expressed in the Geneva Conventions and International Red Cross Code of Conduct could be emulated by the U S and incorporated into future polices This panel discussion featured NGO leaders and experts from the U S who shared their expertise on humanitarian codes charitable groups and donors affected by U S laws and regulations Read more

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  • Charity and Security Network Pressroom | Charity & Security Network
    Over and Perspectives on Supreme Court s Decision in Holder v Humanitarian Law Project June 4 2010 Broad Based Group Asks Obama to Fix Security Laws that Harm U S Charities May 14 2010 Letter Asks Obama to Put Humanitarian Imperative First in Fixing Problems for Charities May 7 2010 Panel of Experts Will Review Obama s Commitment to Charitable Giving One Year After Cairo April 19 2010 U S Nonprofit Rights Highlighted in UN Human Rights Submission Dec 10 2009 New Report How the Work of Charities Can Counter Terror and How U S Laws Get in the Way July 8 2009 The launch of www charityandsecuirty org March 9 2009 Panel Event Friend Not Foe How the Work of Charities Counters Terror The Charity and Security Network CSN is a project of the Center for Effective Goverment formerly OMB Watch CSN its members and work have been featured or appeared in articles by The Hill How to help Somalia The Asia Pacific Reporting Blog Bipartisan group of conflict resolution practitioners has yet to receive State Department exemption myeurop info by Francesca Spinelli Casualty of September 11 Humanitarian Aid Dallas Morning News USA Today The Chronicle of Philanthropy Oct 2009 and May 2010 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin The Washington Post CNN New York NY Daily News The Daily Tell The National US treasury defends charity law in wake of criticism London School of Economics Centre for Civil Society other media e g CQ Weekly Tax Analysts The Chronicle of Philanthropy Treasury Official Acknowledges Chilling Effect On Giving of Counter Terrorism Policies May 26 2010 Agence France Presse AFP US acknowledges terror finance rules hurt charity gifts On June 21 2010 a divided U S Supreme Court upheld a federal statute that bans support to designated terrorist organizations even when

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  • List of Experts | Charity & Security Network
    Alexander Abdo ACLU National security civil liberties Ahilan Arulanantham ACLU Southern California Civil liberties humanitarian aid issues Mazen Asbahi Muslim Public Affairs Council MPAC Nonprofit sector humanitarian access Nikhil Aziz Grassroots International Human rights international development Wendell Belew Belew Law Group Friends of Charity Association International impacts surveillance Derek Brown Peace Appeal Foundation Peacebuilding International social justice David Cole Georgetown University Civil Liberties national security Mohamed Elibiary Lone Star Intelligence LLC National Security Intelligence policy government and community relations Mike German ACLU Civil liberties surveillance Melanie Greenberg Alliance for Peacebuilding Peacebuilding nonprofit sector Kay Guinane Charity and Security Network Center for Effective Goverment formerly OMB Watch Advocacy national security laws impacting nonprofits Shayana Kadidal Center for Constitutional Rights National security terrorism detention law Naz Modirzadeh Harvard Law School Brookings Project on Law and Security International law counterterrorism Dalell Mohmed KinderUSA Peacebuilding nonprofit sector Michael Price The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School National Security Lisa Schirch Alliance for Peacebuilding formely of 3P Human Security Conflict prevention peacebuilding James Shaw Hamilton The Humanitarian Forum International impacts humanitarian aid issues Gabor Rona Human Rights First International law human rights Doug Rutzen International Center for Not for Profit Law International nonprofit law human rights foreign aid Sue Udry Defending Dissent Foundation Surveillance government secrecy issues civil liberties Steve Vladeck American University Washington College of Law National security law constitutional law international criminal law Ellen D Willmott Komen Foundation Legal nonprofit law humanitarian aid issues Ben Wizner ACLU National security civil liberties Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff

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  • Searchable Report Index | Charity & Security Network
    report If you are interested in any entry that does not have a link please contact CSN For your convenience the reports are categorized under the following terms Please note that some reports may fall under multiple categories AWS Aid Worker Safety ATF Anti Terror Financing CVE Countering Violent Extremism CoC Code of Conduct and Guidelines Watch Government Watchlists HA Humanitarian Access HuRi Human Rights and Civil Liberties IHL International Humanitarian Law Intern l International Issues MS Material Support MENA Middle East and North Africa Mil Aid Military Security Sector and Aid NP Nonprofit Sector Pb Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Surv Surveillance To easily search the document type Crtl F if using a PC or Command F if using a Mac Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN s Work on Preventing Violent Extremism

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  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Overview | Charity & Security Network
    news background and other information about FATF to ensure that civil society is effectively engaged in the Working Group s activities FATF News 2015 Improvements Needed in Upcoming FATF Evaluation of U S FATF Best Practices Paper Revision is a Victory for NPO Sector Nonprofits Urge FATF To Develop a Formal Consultation Process Global NPO Response to FATF s Call for Comments on Best Practices Paper Revisions FATF Background A n In Depth Look at FATF From the NGO Perspective The Financial Action Task Force and Human Rights Bad Laws How the FATF Is Used to Justify Laws That Harm Civil Society Freedom of Association and Expression A Section by Section Summary of the 2015 BPP Summary of Report The Impact of FATF Recommendation 8 on Civil Society in Europe and Asia Risk Assessment Scoping Paper Key FATF Documents Best Practices Paper BPP for Combating the Abuse of Non Profit Organisations June 2015 FATF Clarifies Risk Based Approach Case by Case Not Wholesale De risking October 2014 FATF Typology Report Risk of Terrorist Abuse in Non Profit Organisations June 2014 FATF Guidance for Complying with UN s Targeted Sanctions Regime June 2013 FATF Methodology for Assessing Technical Compliance with teh FATF Recommendations and the Effectiveness of AML CFT Systems February 2013 FATF Guidance on National Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment February 2013 2012 recommendations interpretive notes February 2012 Typologies report on terrorist financing February 2008 AML CFT Evaluations and Assessments Handbook for countries and assessors April 2009 Emerging Terrorist Financing Risks October 2015 Effective Supervision and Enforcement by AML CFT Supervisors of the Financial Sector and Law Enforcement October 2015 Relevant Reports Statewatch Human Security Collective Countering terrorism or constraining civil society The impact of Financial Action Task Force recommendations on non profit organisationsin Central and Eastern Europe

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  • Latest Blog Entries | Charity & Security Network
    Support Militarization of Aid Miscellaneous Solutions Partner Vetting System Leave blank for all Otherwise the first selected term will be the default instead of Any Our Fears Confirmed Andrea Hall Wednesday February 10 2016 Do Counterterrorism Grant Clauses Contradict Humanitarian Principles Andrea Hall Thursday December 17 2015 Show Me the Money Andrea Hall Friday December 4 2015 Is Treasury Starting to Pay Attention Andrea Hall Tuesday November 24 2015 Protect Civil Society to Counter Terrorism Andrea Hall Friday November 6 2015 Why Ask Treasury to Fix the De Risking Problem When They May Have Caused It Andrea Hall Thursday October 22 2015 When Talking Women Peace and Security Let s Talk U S Laws that Get in the Way Andrea Hall Monday August 24 2015 Congress Just Expanded Material Support Penalties What Were They Thinking Andrea Hall Thursday June 4 2015 UN Recommendations Fail to Mention Civil Society Space Andrea Hall Thursday June 4 2015 Geneva Call Agreement Illustrates What U S Civil Society Can t Do Andrea Hall Monday May 4 2015 Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent

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