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  • EU to Review Counterterrorism Policy | Charity & Security Network
    terrorism policies have achieved the stated objectives The resolution calls for a full and detailed evaluation of such policies and the extent to which they are subject to democratic scrutiny In addition to seeking the creation of an EU Freedom of Information Act the assessment requests more information about all resources spent by the EU for counterterrorism measures including spending for information technology related counter terrorism work the protection of fundamental rights and data protection democracy and the rule of law and funding of counter terrorism related research Ten years after the attacks that shook the world it is time to take stock of achievements in fighting terrorism whereas evaluation allows for more efficient and effective policy making and in any modern democracy policy decisions must be subject to frequent evaluation and review the resolution says 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/EU_review_CTMs (2016-02-16)
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  • UK Government Proposes Updates, Reforms to Counterterrorism Policies | Charity & Security Network
    things that the terrorists would like to take from us Proposed changes to UK counterterrorism measures include Eliminating the Section 44 powers that permit law enforcement to stop and search people without a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity The European Court of Human Rights ruled in January 2010 that Section 44 powers breached the European Convention on Human Rights Current US law does not require a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity before law enforcement may begin an investigation see here for more information Reducing the maximum period of pre charge detention for terrorist suspects from 28 to 14 days Permitting citizens to apply for judicial review if they believe the closed circuit TV cameras located around the city are being used inappropriately Scaling back the vetting monitoring collection and indefinite storage of personal information of over nine million people who wished to work or volunteer with children or vulnerable adults A February 2011 report from the UK Home Office determined that these procedures were disproportionate and recommended significant reforms Additionally the rules governing the actions and movements of terrorism suspects called control orders would be replaced by a new series of procedures called terrorist prevention and investigation measures Control orders place terrorism suspects under close supervision that some say is similar to house arrest Proposed changes include shorter curfews and ending the practice of relocating suspects far from their homes and families Restrictions would be imposed for a maximum of two years and the imposition of a new order after that time would require new evidence Since 2005 at least 48 people in the UK had subject to control orders Today s changes on stop and search and pre charge detention are a step forward said Benjamin Ward deputy director of the Europe and Central Asia Division at Human Rights

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/UK_Updates_Reforms_Counterterrorism_Policies (2016-02-16)
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  • Fragile Relief Efforts in Somalia Threatened by Aid Ban | Charity & Security Network
    Somalia many areas will fall back into famine Bowden said Last year al Shabaab had banned food aid to the nearly two million people trapped in the areas they controlled after prohibiting outside aid groups The ban was lifted in August when the food crisis hit critical levels The UN estimates tens of thousands of people still died and Bowden says the precise number is likely never to be known The important thing for us is to maintain access We have made considerable gains in terms of addressing the food crisis in the south of Somalia Bowden said In their statement announcing the ban al Shabaab accused the agencies of lacking complete political detachment and neutrality thereby intensifying the instability and insecurity gripping the nation Valerie Amos the UN s humanitarian affairs coordinator for the country denied these claims Humanitarian organizations working in Somalia remain strictly neutral and their only task is to save lives she said Even before the ban the widespread conflict plaguing the country combined with the famine had left the country in a crisis state The UN estimates that more fighting meant that almost a quarter of the people who received food assistance last month are unlikely to receive them next month There is concern that if Somalia goes into a long protracted period of conflict for whatever reason for the next months and fighting is widespread then the humanitarian consequences will be very serious Bowden said Only a handful of groups are left to operate in al Shabaab held areas including the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC and Medecins Sans Frontieres Among the agencies that are banned include six UN organizations the Norwegian Refugee Council Danish Refugee Council Concern Norwegian Church Aid and the Italian Cooperazione Internazionale Other groups forced to shut down

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/Fragile_Somalia_Aid_Ban (2016-02-16)
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  • Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the U.S. Update | Charity & Security Network
    Organizations Guiding Principles was cited in the UN s Summary of Stakeholders report saying It is recommended that the US re assess its national security and counter terrorism laws as applied to civil society organizations The UN has posted three documents in preparation of the UPR Review of the U S They constitute the background information available to all UN delegates in preparation for November s review They are Report of the United States of America Submitted to the U N High Commissioner for Human Rights on Aug 23 Summary of Previous UN Recommendations for the U S UN s Summary of Stakeholder including civil society Reports Additionally an analytical assessment prepared by Saida Manieva and Roland Chauville at UPR Info with support from the Open Society Foundation Budapest examines if the UPR process has had an impact on improving human rights in the 112 UN Member States it has reviewed Based on the past seven UPR sessions the analysis offers recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the UPR process For more about the UPR process click here Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/UPR_of_US_Update (2016-02-16)
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  • UK Charity Commission: Interpal Not Supporting Terror Groups | Charity & Security Network
    coalition of organizations financing projects in West Bank and Gaza was appropriate whether one of the trustees had any links to terrorist organizations or undertook activities which might make him unsuitable to be a trustee of the charity and whether the trustees were fulfilling their legal duties and responsibilities in ensuring partners select beneficiaries solely on the basis of need On the first issue the Commission set out a standard that bars UK charities and their partner groups that exposes beneficiaries to activities which directly or indirectly promote terrorism This is so even if the charity s funding or support were used for legitimate humanitarian aid or other charitable activities As an example the report cites use of facilities the provision of volunteers or capacity building activities The Commission found the evidence was of insufficient evidential value to support these allegations However the Commission did reprimand the charity for not implementing sufficiently rigorous steps to investigate the allegations about their local partners and ordered it to carry out a review of the trustees due diligence and monitoring procedures Perhaps the strongest language in the inquiry s findings was the Commission s evaluation of Interpal s relationship with the Union for Good Because at least one designated terrorist group is a member of UFG and formal arrangements between Interpal and UFG were insufficient the Commission determined that the Charity s continued membership in Union for Good is not appropriate and Interpal must dissociate itself from membership of the Union for Good The Commission investigated the BBC allegations about trustee Dr Essam Mustafa and found the claim of connections to terrorist groups was not substantiated as the evidence before the Inquiry did not indicate links between Dr Mustafa and terrorist activities However the Commission strongly urged Dr Mustafa to suspend his responsibilities at Interpal if he was to remain as General Secretary of the Union for Good The conclusion of the fourth issue was a strongly worded admonishment of the charity for failing to implement the recommendations from the results of their 2003 investigation The Inquiry determined that the trustees had not adequately fulfilled their duties and responsibilities in respect of their due diligence and monitoring procedures for their partners Also certain procedures for mitigating the risks were inadequate given the nature of the environment where the work is conducted The Commission also said The claim that there was a bias in the distribution of aid using the Charity s funds towards the families of martyrs was unfounded The report said charities cannot deliberately select and support families who have engaged in terrorist activity but also noted It is legitimate for charities to provide aid to people in need of humanitarian relief who happen to include children or others whose families have been involved with terrorist activity This standard is consist with international human rights law and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement s Principles of Conduct in Disaster Response Programmes but inconsistent with U S law which prohibits all

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/UK_Charity_Commission_Interpal_Not%20Supporting_Terror (2016-02-16)
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  • Study: Zakat Institutions and the Challenges they Face | Charity & Security Network
    to increased political interference and reforms introduced since the 2006 elections Recent political developments including moves towards a political reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah suggest a space may be opening up to address the challenges facing zakat institutions The report identifies several ways this could be achieved Return to a decentralized model of governance for zakat institutions Develop one unified legal framework for zakat institutions Work towards depoliticizing zakat institutions by restoring the implicit agreement of non interference that existed before 2007 Engage international donors to understand their concerns and work with them to rebuild confidence in zakat institutions This report is a summary of two research papers The West Bank Zakat Committees 1977 2009 and Gaza Zakat Organizations 1973 2011 published by the Centre on Conflict Development and Peacebuilding CCDP of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/Zakat_Institutions_Challenges (2016-02-16)
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  • Humanitarian Space: A Review of Trends and Issues | Charity & Security Network
    widespread assumptions within civil society that humanitarian space is shrinking After reviewing the history of humanitarian action and governments role in humanitarian crises from the Cold War to the present Humanitarian Space a review of trends and issues dives into the reality and complexity of the humanitarian endeavor and concludes that political and military sectors have ultimate responsibility for ensuring respect for humanitarian principles and that the humanitarian organizations role is to push them to fulfill their obligations To succeed the report says humanitarian organizations must think strategically and capitalize on existing political processes A four page summary of the report is available here 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 February 8 2016 New Budget Language Intended to Rein In Partner Vetting System January 21 2016 Over

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/ODI_humanitarian_Space_Trends_and_Issues (2016-02-16)
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  • Report: Humanitarian Aid Sparks Longterm Benefits to Society | Charity & Security Network
    result in additional benefits to both recipients and donors alike Using a 2009 2011 anti malaria campaign across African as an example the report says that the treatment not only improved the life quality of those who received assistance but helped trigger expanded cooperation among countries that historically have not always been allies After the anti malaria campaign showed signs of success in reducing the staggering number of malaria cases in the region Ethiopia Somalia and Kenya came together to ensure that they collectively addressed the threat of potential malaria outbreaks associated with the Horn of Africa nutritional crisis last year The report concludes by calling for a wider framework for evaluating and assessing the potential benefits of humanitarian assistance If it can be demonstrated that endeavors such as the anti malaria campaign lead to increased trust towards foreigners lessens conflicts and enhances understanding among diverse tribal religious and regional populations while also strengthening support for markets trade and democracy these findings will establish that the aid benefits all the donors and recipients alike 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/Humanitarian_Aid_Spark_Longterm_Benefits (2016-02-16)
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