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  • List of Holy Land Unindicted Co-conspirators Ordered Sealed, But Remains Available | Charity & Security Network
    have the decision made public was made by the North American Islamic Trust NAIT one of the groups included on the list NAIT claimed the release of the list violated their Fifth Amendment rights and had asked to have the list sealed and their name removed from the list The Fifth circuit appeals court determined that being on the list amounted to guilt by association and had the list sealed but maintained there was evidence linking the groups and individuals to the Holy Land Foundation The government has effectively convicted NAIT without ever having to charge it with a crime produce any evidence or prove its case to a judge or jury said NAIT Chairman Muzammil Siddiqi Unless the government decides to appeal the decision the list will be sealed from public view This will not prevent many copies circulating the Internet from being distributed however Conservative news blogs such as Jihad Watch have already cited organizations and individuals as terrorists or terrorist sympathizers because of their inclusion in the document The Holy Land Foundation was once the largest Muslim charity in the United States The charity which had no legal representation and therefore did not present a defense and five men were originally indicted in 2004 The first trial ended in a hung jury with convictions on only some of the charges in October 2007 after the jury was unable to reach unanimous decisions on all of the charges NAIT which helps fund Islamic centers and schools around the world was named as an unindicted co conspirator of HLF No formal charges have ever been brought against NAIT 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/unindicted_coconspirators_list_ordered_sealed (2016-02-16)
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  • CSN Board Member Critiques UN's CVE Plan
    at UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon s new Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism 3 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 2 Source URL http www charityandsecurity org

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/1388 (2016-02-16)
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  • Good Governance Can Erode Appeal of Sectarian Groups
    the humanitarian organization Mercy Corps In its new report Investing in Iraq s Peace How Good Governance Can Diminish Support for Violent Extremism 2 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/1386 (2016-02-16)
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    to audio 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

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  • Good Governance Can Move Iraq Towards Peace
    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 When Haider al Abadi took over following Prime Minister Maliki s resignation in August 2014 Sunnis anticipated improved government services according to Mercy Corps opinion surveys New leadership also led to a decline in support for armed insurgent groups such as ISIS among marginalized communities Mercy Corps therefore concludes that getting governance right would ameliorate popular support for sectarian militancy However because the new prime minister s reforms face numerous obstacles resulting in slow progress towards reform opinion polls now show that confidence in the central government continues to erode The report shows that improving government legitimacy is vital to a just and peaceful Iraq This cannot be accomplished by attempting to legitimize the state through top down costly stabilization and reconstruction projects Rather effective development can happen even as the conflict continues in Iraq if approaches are coupled with efforts to enable Iraqi citizens to make their government deliver for them through programs that promote citizen engagement enhance government citizen dialogues and

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  • Charity & Security Network
    House rally on December 9 The petition which gathered more than half a million signatures calls for an independent international investigation into the events of October 3 by the International Humanitarian Fact Finding Commission IHFFC the only permanent body set up specifically to investigate violations of international humanitarian law Read more about Calls Increase for Independent Investigation of MSF Hospital Bombing ODI Report Talking to The Other Side Date December 13 2012 Drawing on dozens of interviews with Taliban members a December 2012 report from the UK based Overseas Development Institute offers a glimpse of the perspectives of the Afghani Taliban on the humanitarian and development efforts in their country over the past decade The Taliban s complaints about foreign aid are not limited to its perceived associations with Western interests but also say that it has been largely ineffective in meeting the needs of the Afghani people Talking to the Other Side finds that while some Taliban members are willing to support openness towards aid organizations Afghanistan will continue to be one of the world s most complicated and dangerous places for aid workers Read more about ODI Report Talking to The Other Side Study The Future of Humanitarian Security in Fragile Contexts by EISF Date June 19 2014 The European Interagency Security Forum published The Future of Humanitarian Security in Fragile Contexts An Analysis of Transformational Factors Affecting Humanitarian Action in the Coming Decade a report on the evolving landscape of humanitarian action It finds that humanitarian action has seen massive changes resulting in a need for increase security for organizations working in conflict areas For example there are now many more parties involved including governments private sect Read more about Study The Future of Humanitarian Security in Fragile Contexts by EISF Study Communications technology and humanitarian delivery challenges and opportunities for security risk management Date November 21 2014 European Interagency Security Forum published Communications technology and humanitarian delivery challenges and opportunities for security risk management in October 2014 Here is their summary Read more about Study Communications technology and humanitarian delivery challenges and opportunities for security risk management Report Attacks on Aid Workers on the Rise Date January 9 2013 Reversing a two year decline the number of major attacks against aid workers rose in 2011 according to December 2012 report from Humanitarian Outcomes In 2011 308 aid workers were killed kidnapped or wounded with most attacks occurring in many of the world s most dangerous hot spots Afghanistan Somalia South Sudan Pakistan and Sudan While the causes of these attacks are not always clear the report indicates that the spike in attacks on humanitarian workers is a symptom of state failure as well as a product of war To help keep staff and volunteers safe the report says aid groups must properly evaluate host countries conditions and capabilities to assist with aid operations understanding that where the capacity or political will for this is absent they are wholly responsible for their own security Read more about

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