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  • Congressional Briefing: A Crisis in Humanitarian Access to Civilians | Charity & Security Network
    parts below Part I Panelist Presentations Part II Q A and Closing Remarks The event was moderated by William Burke White Deputy Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Mr Burke White previously served in the Obama Administration from 2009 2011 as Secretary of State Clinton s Policy Planning Staff where he advised on multilateral diplomacy and international institutions Featured Speakers Elizabeth Holland Associate with Foley Hoag LLP Prior to joining Foley Hoag Ms Holland was the Program Associate and Head of Curriculum Development with the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University where she focused on international humanitarian law counterterrorism regulations and humanitarian assistance Jeremy Konyndyk Director of Policy and Advocacy for Mercy Corps Mr Konyndyk has worked in the relief and development field for over a decade engaging in post conflict recovery operations in Kosovo Guinea Sudan and Uganda Gerard McHugh Founder and President of Conflict Dynamics International For over a decade Mr McHugh has worked on international conflict resolution and humanitarian policy He founded Conflict Dynamics in 2004 to function as an independent organization to prevent conflict and alleviate suffering caused by conflict and other crises around the world Dr Ken Menkhaus Professor of Political Science at Davidson College Dr Menkhaus is an expert on the Horn of Africa with a focus on development conflict analysis peace operations state failure state building and political Islam He previously served as a special political advisor to the UN Operation in Somalia Kay Guinane Director of the Charity Security Network and Karen S Lucas State Local Advocacy Attorney in the Center for Immigrant Rights at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc co authors of Safeguarding Humanitarian Access in Armed Conflict Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSNEvents/Congression_Briefing_Safeguarding_Humanitarianism (2016-02-16)
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  • Safeguarding Humanitarianism in Armed Conflict: A Call for Reconciling International Legal Obligations and Counterterrorism Measures in the United States | Charity & Security Network
    laws impacting charities the report explains the legal framework of international humanitarian law IHL focusing on provisions that address civilian relief operations during situations of armed conflict It then analyses how current U S counterterrorism laws and enforcement policies particularly the broad prohibition on material support to terrorism do not adequately incorporate these provisions and are inconsistent with humanitarian principles and obligations CSN urges the U S to work with the nonprofit sector to better incorporate international humanitarian law principles and concepts into U S law and enforcement policy It concludes that The material support statute and economic sanctions programs effectively block access to civilians in need of humanitarian relief by barring logistical negotiations with listed groups when necessary to access civilians and treating incidental minimal leakage of aid in the same manner as deliberate distribution of aid to terrorist groups U S law imposes a permanent ban on any form of engagement with a listed group with a very narrow exemption for medicine and religious materials when international humanitarian law allows only temporary restrictions on access to civilians The Treasury Department licensing process is an ineffective means of allowing access to civilians U S law and policy do not respect the status of neutral and impartial humanitarian relief organizations What the experts are saying about Safeguarding Humanitarianism Safeguarding Humanitarianism in Armed Conflict is a comprehensive study of the corrosive effect of counterterrorism measures on humanitarian action It drives home the point that over reaction is the very thing that makes terrorism succeed Gabor Rona Human Rights First This report presents a thorough and balanced analysis of the protections provided for lifesaving humanitarian assistance in international humanitarian law It reminds us that the struggle to balance security and humanity through law is not a new one and urges us to

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/SafeguardingHumanitarianism (2016-02-16)
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  • Charity & Security Network
    READ Entire transcript from telebriefing PDF file includes Q A Read more about Listen Telebriefing on Meeting the Humanitarian Imperative in Somalia Brown Bag Lunch featuring the Council on Foundation s new Managing Director of Global Philanthropy John Harvey Submitted by suraj on Tue 2011 07 19 10 26 Date July 19 2011 Join us for an informal lunch discussion with the Council on Foundation s new Managing Director of Global Philanthropy John Harvey Tuesday July 26 from Noon 1 p m OMB Watch Conference Room 2040 S Street NW Washington DC RSVP at ssazawal charityandsecurity org John will update us the COF s international programs including the Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative John also serves as staff liaison to COF s Global Philanthropy Committee John Harvey brings more than 20 years experience in global grantmaking to his position of Managing Director for Global Philanthropy at the Council on Foundations a leading nonprofit membership association of more than 1 750 grantmaking foundations and corporations working to advance philanthropy Read more about Brown Bag Lunch featuring the Council on Foundation s new Managing Director of Global Philanthropy John Harvey Event Recap A Briefing on What s at Stake in the Supreme Court Case Holder v Humanitarian Law Project Date February 18 2010 On Feb 17 2010 the Charity and Security Network teamed with the Constitution Project to host a briefing on the Supreme Court case Holder v Humanitarian Law Project which held oral arguments on Feb Read more about Event Recap A Briefing on What s at Stake in the Supreme Court Case Holder v Humanitarian Law Project Experts Call for Reforms to Allow Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Aid On Anniversary of Humanitarian Law Project Decision Submitted by Anonymous on Mon 2011 06 27 10 36 Date June 26 2011 On Tuesday June 21 2011 the Charity and Security Network sponsored a forum at the National Press Club featuring Ambassador Nancy E Soderberg and a distinguished panel of U S nonprofit experts calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to remedy the negative effects of counterproductive security measures on peacebuilding activities and charities and donors Read more about Experts Call for Reforms to Allow Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Aid On Anniversary of Humanitarian Law Project Decision May 12 Experts Addressed Obama s Commitment to Charitable Giving One Year After the Cairo Speech Submitted by Anonymous on Mon 2011 06 27 11 08 Date May 6 2010 An event recap will be posted shortly Commitment to Charitable Giving One Year After Obama s Cairo Speech Read more about May 12 Experts Addressed Obama s Commitment to Charitable Giving One Year After the Cairo Speech Panel of Experts Reviews Need for Action to Fulfill Obama s Cairo Commitment Submitted by Anonymous on Mon 2011 06 27 09 09 Date May 17 2010 During his remarks in Cairo the President acknowledged the rules on charitable giving had created harsh barriers for legitimate charities and donors and pledged a commitment to remedy those restrictions On May 12 2010

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/issue/CSN%20Events?type=All&page=1 (2016-02-16)
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  • Charity & Security Network
    diminish the critical work of humanitarian groups and exacerbate the root causes of terror poverty injustice and being excluded from the political process Read more about Panel of Experts Explain How the Work of Charities Counters Terror March 20 2009 Panel Event Friend Not Foe How the Work of Charities Counters Terror Date March 20 2009 Friday March 20 2009 Zenger Room at the National Press Club Read more about March 20 2009 Panel Event Friend Not Foe How the Work of Charities Counters Terror Experts Describe Tensions Between U S Laws and Providing Humanitarian Assistance Date July 2 2009 On July 1 2009 a panel discussion featuring U S NGO leaders and experts shared their expertise on humanitarian codes charitable groups and donors affected by U S laws and regulations The speakers voiced concerns over the legal constraints national security laws impose on U S Read more about Experts Describe Tensions Between U S Laws and Providing Humanitarian Assistance Pages first previous 1 2 3 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/issue/CSN%20Events?type=All&page=2 (2016-02-16)
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  • Charity and Security Network Pressroom
    www charityandsecuirty org 18 March 9 2009 Panel Event Friend Not Foe How the Work of Charities Counters Terror 19 The Charity and Security Network CSN is a project of the Center for Effective Goverment 20 formerly OMB Watch CSN its members and work have been featured or appeared in articles by The Hill How to help Somalia 21 The Asia Pacific Reporting Blog Bipartisan group of conflict resolution practitioners has yet to receive State Department exemption 22 myeurop info by Francesca Spinelli Casualty of September 11 Humanitarian Aid 23 Dallas Morning News 24 USA Today 25 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Oct 2009 26 and May 2010 27 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 28 The Washington Post CNN New York NY Daily News 29 The Daily Tell 30 The National US treasury defends charity law in wake of criticism 31 London School of Economics Centre for Civil Society 32 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 33 Agence France Presse AFP US acknowledges terror finance rules hurt charity gifts 34 On June 21 2010 a divided U S Supreme Court upheld a federal statute that bans support to designated terrorist organizations even when defined to include conflict mediation human rights training and peace building efforts aimed at turning terrorist groups away from violence That same day the Charity and Security Network and the Constitution Project held a press conference to comment on the ruling An audio file of the entire teleconference including reactions to the decision and a question and answer period from national media is available here 35 Source URL http www charityandsecurity org resources Charity Security Network Pressroom Links 1 http www charityandsecurity org resources Charity Security Network Pressroom 2 http www charityandsecurity org system files CSN 20HAFA 20Press 20Advisory pdf 3 http www charityandsecurity org about staff 4 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files CSN 20HAFA 20Press 20Advisory pdf 5 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files CSN 20PbPetition 20Press 20Release 202013 0 pdf 6 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files Call 20for 20Congressional 20Investigation 20into 20Restrictions 20on 20Humanitarian 20Assistance 20During 20Somali 20Famine pdf 7 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files Press 20Advisory 20FB 20Ltr 20Nov 202012 0 pdf 8 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files Somalia 20Advisory pdf 9 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files June 21 HLP event press release pdf 10 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files Human Rights Day online petition release pdf 11 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files CharityAmicusPressRelease pdf 12 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files HLP 20SC 20opinion 20press 20release pdf 13 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files Press Release re Cairo Anniv pdf 14 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files May14 press release pdf 15 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files May 2012 20event 20press 20release pdf 16 http www charityandsecurity org sites default files Press 20Release 20UPR pdf

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    verification Home page 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

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  • List of Experts
    David Cole 10 Georgetown University Civil Liberties national security Mohamed Elibiary 11 11 Lone Star Intelligence LLC National Security Intelligence policy government and community relations Mike German 12 ACLU Civil liberties surveillance Melanie Greenberg 13 Alliance for Peacebuilding 14 Peacebuilding nonprofit sector Kay Guinane 15 Charity and Security Network Center for Effective Goverment 16 formerly OMB Watch Advocacy national security laws impacting nonprofits Shayana Kadidal 17 Center for Constitutional Rights 18 National security terrorism detention law Naz Modirzadeh Harvard Law School Brookings Project on Law and Security International law counterterrorism Dalell Mohmed 19 KinderUSA 20 Peacebuilding nonprofit sector Michael Price 21 The Brennan Center for Justice 22 at New York University Law School National Security Lisa Schirch 23 Alliance for Peacebuilding formely of 3P Human Security Conflict prevention peacebuilding James Shaw Hamilton 24 The Humanitarian Forum 25 International impacts humanitarian aid issues Gabor Rona 26 Human Rights First 27 International law human rights Doug Rutzen 28 International Center for Not for Profit Law 29 International nonprofit law human rights foreign aid Sue Udry Defending Dissent Foundation 30 Surveillance government secrecy issues civil liberties Steve Vladeck 31 American University Washington College of Law National security law constitutional law international criminal law Ellen D Willmott 32 Komen Foundation Legal nonprofit law humanitarian aid issues Ben Wizner 33 ACLU National security civil liberties Source URL http www charityandsecurity org SpeakersBureau List of Experts Links 1 http www charityandsecurity org SpeakersBureau List of Experts 2 http www charityandsecurity org contact 3 http www charityandsecurity org experts Alexander abdo 4 http www charityandsecurity org experts Ahilan Arulanantham 5 http www mpac org 6 http www charityandsecurity org node 412 7 http www grassrootsonline org 8 http charityandsecurity org experts Wendell Belew 9 http www charityandsecurity org node 652 10 http www charityandsecurity org experts David

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