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  • Partner Vetting System (PVS) Overview | Charity & Security Network
    to use a risk based assessment to determine whether a particular award is subject to vetting If so key individuals and applicants must submit USAID Form 500 13 which allows the agency to run key individuals of the organization and its subrecipients though secret U S government databases to determine whether any of them are linked to terrorism For those awards subject to the vetting process only those individuals and organizations cleared through this process are eligible to receive the award Comments submitted to proposals for the PVS rules were resoundingly against them To date USAID has been largely dismissive of these comments and other criticism of the program A summary of the final PVS regulations is available here Headlines Opinion USAID Issues Final Partner Vetting System Rule Resources Issue Brief USAID s Partner Vetting System Partner Vetting System Summary and Analysis Reports Vetting in Afghanistan Issues with the Defense Department State and USAID Congressional Research Services U S Aid to West Bank and Gaza Center for American Progress How U S Terrorism Restrictions Make It Harder to Save Lives Overseas Development Institute Humanitarian Action Harmed by Anti Terror Laws Overseas Development Institute Providing Aid in Insecure Environments PVS Archives 2013 2012 USAID Partner Vetting Criticized Nonprofits Fear Violation of Privacy Independence and Neutrality Senate Appropriations Report Requires Treasury USAID to Address Barriers to Disaster Response Aid Workers Nonprofits Tell State Dept Why PVS is Wrong Approach Feb 8 2012 telebriefing featuring Bob Lloyd a consultant at Inside NGO and Kay Guinane Transcript available here 2011 How Misguided Counterterrorism Strategies Lead to Misguided Programs 2009 2010 Presidential Advisory Council Recommends Against Implementing USAID s PVS Rising Attacks on Aid Workers Linked to Perception of Close Ties to Governments Panel of Experts Explain How the Work of Charities Counters Terror Issues

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/PVS (2016-02-16)
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  • Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. David Small on the Impact of Exporting One-Size-Fits-All Counterterrorism Policies
    Fits All Counterterrorism Policy You re invited to a brown bag lunch featuring Dr David Small of New Zealand a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Georgetown University Dr Small will describe the impact of the United States exporting its counterterrorism regime around the world and identify alternative models that respect civil liberties and are better suited to meet the security needs of low risk countries like his native New Zealand Dr Small has been a long time activist for social justice issues from leading an anti apartheid protest in 1981 to opposing the model of globalization that has sparked the current Occupy Wall Street actions He is also a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Canterbury and Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand When Wednesday Nov 16 2011 from 12 1pm Where 110 Maryland Ave N E Suite 108 Washington D C 20002 2 United Methodist Building Metro Take red line to Union Station or blue orange line to Capitol South The entrance to the building is to the left of the U S Supreme Court Drinks and dessert will be served Please RSVP to Nathaniel Turner at nturner charityandsecurity org 3 Source URL http

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/668 (2016-02-16)
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  • Send by email | Charity & Security Network
    generated Not case sensitive Switch 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/printmail/668 (2016-02-16)
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  • Listen: Telebriefing on Meeting the Humanitarian Imperative in Somalia
    Topics covered include the latest on the new policy Treasury licenses and Sen Leahy s calling for reforming the material support laws 2 that hinder humanitarian assistance LISTEN Telebriefing discussing the new aid delivery policy in Somalia 3 mp3 audio file Powerpoint from the Aug 10 telebriefing 4 READ Entire transcript from telebriefing 5 PDF file includes Q A As of September 2011 almost 4 million people in Somalia face an acute food and livelihood crisis as a result of persistent drought and conflict In August the Obama Administration eased restrictions to enable humanitarian groups to distribute aid Read about these changes here 6 Read How to Help Somalia 7 from The Hill by Gabor Rona of Human Rights First and Kay Guinane of The Charity and Security Network U S Senators Call For Reforming Laws that Impede Humanitarian Assistance in Somalia 8 9 Click here 9 to see the latest on Somalia aid delivery on our Humanitarian Access page Source URL http www charityandsecurity org node 627 Links 1 http www charityandsecurity org node 627 2 http www charityandsecurity org news Leahy Letter Concerns Famine Relief Peacebuilding Material Support 3 http org2 democracyinaction org dia track jsp v 2

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/627 (2016-02-16)
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  • Brown Bag Lunch featuring the Council on Foundation's new Managing Director of Global Philanthropy, John Harvey
    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 Prior to joining the Council

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/610 (2016-02-16)
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  • Send by email | Charity & Security Network
    Not case sensitive Switch 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/printmail/610 (2016-02-16)
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  • Experts Call for Reforms to Allow Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Aid On Anniversary of Humanitarian Law Project Decision
    peacebuilding activities legal There is a range of ways the U S government can respond Without a correction opportunities to end violence certainly will be lost Multi track diplomacy and peacebuilding do not pose a threat to our national security in fact they strengthen it Amb Soderberg 7 said Kay Guinane 8 the Director of the Charity and Security Network released a statement signed by over 30 humanitarian peacebuilding and advocacy groups supporting reforms of security measures that restrict charitable and peacebuilding activities We would like U S law to be updated to respect charitable access in order to provide basic humanitarian aid to civilians and to protect free speech association and peacebuilding Guinane said Moderated by Naz Modirzadeh 9 the Associate Director of the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University the forum featured Nathan Stock 10 Assistant Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center said The restrictions constrain our ability to make effective foreign policy especially in the Middle East They make the job of our diplomats more difficult Joel R Charny 11 Vice President of Humanitarian Policy and Practice at InterAction said It is impossible to reconcile international humanitarian law with the Holder decision and with specific counter terror measures like the Partner Vetting System and Emily Berman 12 Counsel for the Liberty National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice said There is a real risk that this decision will chill not just academic work and pure speech but political dissent within the United States The entire event with all speakers and a Q A session can be downloaded here 13 One year ago the Supreme Court decision in Holder v Humanitarian Law Project 14 upheld the law defining prohibited material support of terrorism to include conflict prevention and

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/599 (2016-02-16)
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  • Send by email | Charity & Security Network
    Not case sensitive Switch 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

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