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  • Book: Civil Society Under Strain Includes Chapter on U.S. by CSN Staff | Charity & Security Network
    chapter is authored by nonprofit experts or scholars presenting the common shared and unique challenges for nonprofits in countries such as the United States Sri Lanka Australia and former Soviet republics like Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan The chapter describing counterproductive counterterrorism laws that restrict U S nonprofits is written by Kay Guinane and Suraj K Sazawal of the Charity and Security Network The book was edited by Jude Howell and Jeremy Lind both distinguished researchers at the London School of Economics The chapter about the U S Counter Terrorism Measures and the NGO Section in the United States A Hostile Environment identifies the short term responses to national security threats passed in the wake of 9 11 and their detrimental long term consequences for the entire U S nonprofit sector The chapter is divided into four parts Part 1 reviews and analyzes the flaws underlying the legal counter terrorism regime Part 2 describes the negative and disproportionate influence U S anti terror policy has had in other countries and details how it conflicts with international law including the Geneva Conventions Part 3 focuses on the impact on domestic nonprofits and on the people they serve and Part 4 talks about the political context and suggests a shift towards possible reforms The chapter concludes by strongly repudiating the myth that charities are a significant source of terrorist financing It also calls for nonprofits to collaborate on creating alternatives procedures and standards to the current anti terror regime that is unclear and lacking basic process 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/Civil_Society_Under_Strain_Chapter_CSN (2016-02-16)
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  • CSN: How the Work of Charities Can Counter Terror | Charity & Security Network
    But rather than welcoming their contribution American national security laws and policies have erected barriers that unnecessarily restrict nonprofits efforts The December 2009 report addresses the need to acknowledge the critical role nonprofits play in improving our security by alleviating suffering and promoting human rights in global hotspots It is based on a March 20 2009 panel discussion sponsored by the Charity and Security Network and Cordaid a Dutch aid and development organization The event was held at the National Press Club in Washington DC International nonprofit leaders from Colombia the Palestinian States and the Philippines shared their first hand accounts of working in environments directly impacted by oppressive counterterrorism measures They explained how U S laws complicated program operations for nonprofits in their regions and how their national security laws have been abused as vehicles for suppressing political opposition and human rights activists Representatives of the U S nonprofit sector spoke about how U S laws and policies restrict nonprofit operations beyond what is necessary to protect national security These include the Treasury Department s Anti Terrorist Financing Guidelines Voluntary Best Practices For U S Based Charities and the United States Agency for International Development s USAID proposed Partner Vetting System Speaking weeks after the attacks of 9 11 one U S Senator told colleagues If we are going to win this war against terrorism we have to be willing to invest in the lives and livelihoods of the people of the developing world She understood that providing basic necessities of life and addressing political injustice can be powerful means of overcoming violent extremism A comprehensive strategy to combat violent extremism respects all peaceful people regardless of politics or cultures and promotes fundamental fairness while protecting our safety and diminishing the factors that drive people to violence Such a

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/Charity_and_Security_Network_How_the_Work_of_Charities_Can_Counter_Terror (2016-02-16)
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  • CSN Events Overview | Charity & Security Network
    Ongoing Crisis in Somalia February 9 High Tea with a Delegation of Iraqi NGO Leaders February 8 Telebriefing on PVS and What You Can Do 2011 Events November 7 Brown Bag Lunch with Dr David Small on the Impact of Exporting One Size Fits All Counterterrorism Policies August 10 Telebriefing on Meeting the Humanitarian Imperative in Somalia July 26 Brown Bag Lunch with the Council on Foundations New Managing Director of Global Philanthropy John Harvey June 21 The Humanitarian Law Project Decision Problems for Peacebuilding Aid and Free Speech One Year Later 2010 Events July 12 Impact of HLP Decision on Conflict Resolution with David Cole Audio Available May 17 Commitment to Charitable Giving One Year After Obama s Cairo Speech March 15 Authors Jeremy Lind and Jude Howell Discuss their book Civil Society Under Strain Counter Terrorism Policy Civil Society and Aid Post 9 11 February 17 Briefing on Holder v Humanitarian Law Project with CSN and The Constitution Project Video Available January 26 Roundtable Discussion on Zakat Committees 2009 Events July 1 Dilemma for US NGOs Counterterrorism Laws vs the Humanitarian Imperative March 29 How Charities Counter Terror Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSN_Events_Overview%20 (2016-02-16)
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  • What's in a Name? Comparing Terrorist Listing / Delisting Procedures in the US, EU and UN | Charity & Security Network
    experts together to discuss the differences in listing procedures in the UN US and EU and how human rights and due process concerns have surfaced Panelists included Kimberly Prost the UN s ombudsperson for delisting Maya Lester a barrister from the UK who has defended individuals on the terrorist lists in the EU and UK and David Cole a Professor of Law at Georgetown University who has also defended individuals and organizations listed as terrorists in the U S Full audio of the event and other resources are available below Full Audio of Event 1 Hour Transcript of Event Resources and Background CSN Factsheet Terrorist Delisting CSN Blog De Listed U S Lacks Review Process for Terrorist Designations European Sanctions Blog Featuring Maya Lester Background on UN Office of the Ombudsperson for Delisting 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSNEvents/Whats_in_a_Name_Listing_Delisting_US_EU_UN (2016-02-16)
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  • Aid Experts Discuss Challenges Working in Conflict Zones with Terrorist Groups | Charity & Security Network
    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 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 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 Charity Security Network s report Safeguarding Humanitarianism in Armed Conflict also offers several solutions to the current counterterrorism regime The report outlines how IHL calls for a focus on humanitarian need rather

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/Aid_Experts_Discuss_Challenges_Working_Terrorist_Groups (2016-02-16)
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  • Experts Call for Permitting Track II Diplomacy on Second Anniversary of Humanitarian Law Project Decision | Charity & Security Network
    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 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 A group of 45 foreign policy experts former diplomats peacebuilders and civil liberties advocates sent Clinton a letter requesting such an exception in May 2011 As of July 2012 State has not taken any action on the request Watch the entire event

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSNEvents/Track_2_Diplomacy_After_HLP (2016-02-16)
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  • Brown bag featuring Cordaid’s Lia van Broekhoven | Charity & Security Network
    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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSN_Events/May8_Cordaids_Lia_van_Broekhoven (2016-02-16)
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  • Muslim Civil Society in the U.S.: Overcoming Islamophobia through Charity, Advocacy and Education | Charity & Security Network
    the Institute for Social and Policy Understanding and KARAMAH hosted a panel of experts who discussed the challenges faced by American Muslims and how the Muslim civil society sector employed charity advocacy and education to encourage diversity equality and understanding Speakers including Dr Azizah Y al Hibri Esq the founder of KARAMAH Mohammed Alomari COO for Life for Relief and Development and Engy Abdelkader legal fellow for ISPU drew from their own experiences as well as the examples presented in The Charity Security Network report U S Muslim Charities and the War on Terror A Decade in Review The report summarizes action taken by the U S government to shut down American Muslim charities since 2006 and gives updates on the status of litigation and other efforts by charities It also details the unwarranted government investigation and surveillance of Muslim communities and charities and how the American Muslim civil society sector has addressed government scrutiny and Islamophobia 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

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