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  • Aid Experts Discuss Challenges Working in Conflict Zones with Terrorist Groups
    something as simple as renting houses and office space in a conflict zone could become problematic because it is impossible to know if landlords may have associations with terrorist groups The material support law makes it a crime to provide any good or service to a designated terrorist organization and there is no distinction between goods and services intended to further terrorist goals and those which are not The law is particularly troubling when there is uncertainty over who is a member of a terrorist organization In December 2012 the Obama administration officially labeled some elements 4 of the Free Syrian Army as terrorists while others in the army are considered freedom fighters Knowing who is good and who is bad is time consuming and burdensome for humanitarian workers and prevents them from disbursing aid on need alone There is uncertainty in how the law is applied also and who it is applied to Shalini Nataraj Director of Advocacy and Partnerships at the Global Fund for Women commented that many of the guidelines for compliance with the law are vague and imprecise and even when they are followed they do not provide protection from prosecution Nataraj also expressed concern that the laws are applied more harshly to charities than to corporations 5 and that the U S has created a net in which it can target an organization if it chooses to Alternative approaches were also presented during the panel Naz Modirzadeh a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Law School Brookings Project on Law and Security argued that international humanitarian law IHL should be followed when dealing with terrorist groups in conflict zones Under IHL humanitarian organizations have a right of initiative to approach armed groups because civilian lives depend on your ability to get aid through said Modirzadeh The

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  • Selective Enforcement: Charities Targeted for Harsher Sanctions | Charity & Security Network
    Progressive Caucus in the House of Representatives wrote then President Bush asking that Halliburton be suspended from hurricane relief contracts for a host of reasons including dealing with nations that sponsor terrorism Chiquita Brands International The experience of Chiquita Brands International provides a clear example of the drastically different treatment of for profit corporations for activities that clearly violate counterterrorism law Between 1997 and 2004 Chiquita Brands International paid approximately 1 7 million to two U S designated terrorist organizations the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia AUC and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC for protection in a dangerous region of Colombia In 2003 outside attorneys for Chiquita notified the company that the payments violated U S anti terrorism laws and should not continue However payments to the groups continued until Chiquita sold its subsidiary Banadex in June 2004 On April 24 2003 a board member of Chiquita disclosed to Michael Chertoff then assistant Attorney General Chiquita s clear violation of anti terrorism laws Allegedly Chertoff told the Chiquita representatives that the activity was illegal but they should wait for more feedback Three of Chiquita s officers were then placed under investigation by the Justice Department for authorizing and approving the payments but in September 2007 the investigation ended without any criminal charges On March 14 2007 Chiquita Brands International agreed to pay a 25 million fine With annual revenues of approximately 4 5 billion Chiquita s operations are unlikely to be affected Had a charity engaged in this type of activity it likely would have been shut down its assets frozen indefinitely Chiquita continues to operate and none of its assets have been frozen by Treasury or any other agency Sources 1 Chiquita agrees to fine for paying terrorists USA Today March 14 2007 2 In

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  • Experts Call for Permitting Track II Diplomacy on Second Anniversary of Humanitarian Law Project Decision
    of the Alliance for Peacebuilding expressed concern with the outcome of the case saying she felt that peace was being trumped by a very narrow vision of what it means to be a secure nation Greenberg argued that Track II diplomacy strategic talks that occur outside of official diplomatic channels allows the U S government to benefit from the work of non governmental organizations that engage in negotiations that would be politically difficult for the U S However the current material support prohibition makes those talks impossible Chic Dambach the chief of staff for Rep John Garamendi D CA added that the most important part of conflict resolution is building relationships with people who are causing the trouble But this is exactly the type of engagement that the Court maintains can be restricted The majority opinion in the case found that the Humanitarian Law Project could not conduct coordinated speech with terrorist organizations even for the purpose of ending violent conflict however the Court did not clarify what constitutes coordinated speech The material support prohibition is not the only counterterrorism measure that creates barriers to peacebuilding Aaron Chassy Senior Technical Advisor for Governance and Civil Society for Catholic Relief Services discussed the complications that arise for peacebuilders under the Partner Vetting System 3 PVS The PVS which requires USAID or State Department grantees to require personal information be collected on their staff and partners undermines the trust which underpins peacebuilders long term relationships with local partners according to Chassy The PVS also endangers aid workers by creating a perception that humanitarian and peacebuilding organizations are working for the government Panel moderator Kay Guinane of the Charity Security Network pointed out that current law gives Secretary of State Clinton the power to make an exception for peacebuilding communications and humanitarian negotiations

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  • Brown bag featuring Cordaid’s Lia van Broekhoven
    Netherlands Lia is a long time ally of the Charity Security Network and a leader in international civil society response to counterproductive counterterrorism measures Lia will provide background on advocacy at the UN and about what our colleagues around the world are doing to address this problem and guide a discussion of issues non profit organizations face WHEN Tuesday May 8 th from noon to 1 pm EST WHERE Bauman Conference Room 2040 S St NW Washington DC 20009 2 At the corner of Florida and Connecticut Ave Dupont Circle metro About Lia Team leader of group that develops strategies on civic driven responses to security and social change related issues in particular counter terrorism measures and their impact on the political and operational space of civil society Linking women s peace builders human rights activists networks to policy makers Advocacy and policy influencing for greater decision making powers of citizens and civil society on hard and soft security issues quiet diplomacy security systems reform etc Drinks and deserts provided RSVP at nturner charityandsecurity org 3 Source URL http www charityandsecurity org CSN Events May8 Cordaids Lia van Broekhoven Links 1 http www charityandsecurity org CSN Events May8 Cordaids Lia

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