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  • Charitable Work Promotes Our National Security | Charity & Security Network
    the same from the services and programs conducted by charities operating in international hot spots Just like peacekeeping missions which Committee Chairman Howard L Berman D CA said are designed to address the root causes of conflict and to build sustainable peace charities and NGOs are willing to enter distressed areas and provide critical aid protect human rights and help diminish the factors that trigger extremism Additionally UN Ambassador Susan Rice s testimony highlighted the need for non governmental actors who are often welcome when g overnments rebels warlords and other antagonists don t want foreign forces in their country Our national image and overall safety improve when our generosity is on display Nowhere was this more evident than after the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia According to the Pew Research Center the most populous Muslim nations favorability rating of the U S more than doubled after food clean water and other vital relief services began reaching those in need Targeting the root causes of conflict should be a cornerstone of our foreign policy strategy and it will take the collective effort of the government the UN and NGOs to get the job done Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/blog/Charitable_Work_Promotes_National_Security (2016-02-16)
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  • Saudis No Example for Rules on Charities | Charity & Security Network
    Taking the lead from President Obama s Cairo speech Geithner recognized the need for improved relations with Muslim Americans Geithner said The President has asked us to work with the American Muslim community devoted to the sacred of obligation of zakat to develop safe and effective ways to facilitate humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations Ensuring that zakat donations are protected from being used improperly or frozen by the government is a good place to start The Treasury Secretary also praised the Saudi government for taking important steps to combat financing for terrorist groups Geithner said we look forward to strengthening our partnership with the Kingdom on this issue so that charitable operations across the world are similarly protected Any comments from the administration on ensuring or improving the security for charities their employees and volunteers and the money aid and programs they provide are welcome Their protection however should be free from undue government restrictions and regulations and that is why the Saudi system makes for a poor role model The Kingdom has prohibited a ll charitable organizations from sending money abroad because they are required to cede their money to a government agency which distributes the aid Just as with the American Charities for Palestine USAID pilot program plans such as these lead to the politicization of aid blurred lines of where government foreign polices end and humanitarian aid begin and threaten the independence of the nonprofit sector Unlike under a dictatorship a strong democracy should encourage and respect a robust civil society that is free to conduct its business without being coerced into harmful government partnerships 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/blog/Saudis_No_Example_for_Rules_Charities (2016-02-16)
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  • Threats to Civil Society in the U.S. from Government Restrictions on Nonprofits | Charity & Security Network
    presentation focused on restrictions in the U S The big picture shows nonprofit space being squeezed by restrictions on speech on one side including USAID rules the State Department s no contact policy in Gaza and restrictions on operations on the other including counterterrorism laws and policies Willmott said the net result of these restrictions is politicization of foreign aid and increasing restrictions on the freedoms of speech and association tied to US government funding Some of the results are Increased violence toward international staff of US NGOs Exclusion of partners and beneficiaries from US foreign assistance programs Negative perceptions of US NGOs Loss of constitutional protections for US NGOs and their staff Willmott s handout is available here It provides an extremely useful detailed and easy to read summary of restrictions on speech and operations and activities It concludes with recommendations for solutions noting that Addressing the tension between prohibitions and requirements and the humanitarian imperative is an ongoing campaign 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/blog/Willmott_presentation_civilsociety_threats (2016-02-16)
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  • Administration's Upcoming Shift on Counterterrorism Strategy Should Include Fairness for Charities | Charity & Security Network
    of Foreign Assets Control OFAC which operates under the same principles of secrecy and absolute power as the CIA when it comes to shutting down charities The article describes the global justice initiative as a work in progress that shifts counterterrorism programs from the military clandestine CIA based regime which has had little accountability to one based in the Department of Justice and FBI According to the LA Times story s ome senior counter terrorism officials and administration policy makers envision it as key to the national security strategy President Obama laid out last week one that presumes most accused terrorists have the right to contest the charges against them in a legitimate setting The approach effectively reverses a mainstay of the Bush administration s war on terrorism in which global counter terrorism was treated primarily as an intelligence and military problem not a law enforcement one That policy led to the establishment of the prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba harsh interrogations and detentions without trials The global justice initiative starts out with the premise that virtually all suspects will end up in a U S or foreign court of law The investigation and sanction of charities by OFAC operates on the same premise as the military based system It is based on secrecy and affords no rights for charities accused on supporting or engaging in terrorism Under the global justice initiative charities should have the same protections as individuals including an opportunity for review before an independent judicial body 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/blog/Guinane_shift_counterterrorism_strategy (2016-02-16)
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  • Welcome! | Charity & Security Network
    conflict resolution skills But that is what is happening This can be fixed with cooperation and open minded dialog about sensible solutions The Charity and Security Network CSN is dedicated to facilitating development and adoption of reforms that remove these unnecessary barriers This site is intended to provide a one stop resource for anyone who wants to learn more about and participate in the reform process We hope you find it useful and we encourage you to alert us to new developments ideas and information gaps that need to be filled This is the first entry of our blog which will feature commentary by leaders and experts from the nonprofit sector Please visit frequently to see what s new sign up for our bi weekly newsletter and become a supporter of charity and security change We wish to thank the Open Society Institute Cordaid and the Global Fund for Women for their support of this project which is sponsored by OMB Watch Kay Guinane Program Manager 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/node/65 (2016-02-16)
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  • De-Risking Creates Unintended Consequences for Global Poor
    the US and the UK The number of fines issued by US regulators has followed a sharp upward trend while the amount of those fines has increased as well The report highlights four key areas that are most drastically impacted The Money Transfer Organization Sector a decline in MTO activity negatively affects the migrants who want to send money home remittances and those families who rely on that money which amounts to more than three times foreign aid Non Profit Organizations NPOs effectiveness is being limited and this hurts vulnerable people in post disaster and conflict zones who often rely on this aid for the most basic of human necessities Small to medium sized firms in poor countries Correspondent banking relationships and trade finance in some corridors are tightening As a result local banks no longer have the means to provide substantial credit to regional firms Regulators As risk aversion practices constrict the legitimate methods for MTOs and NPOs to operate individuals are turning to less transparent methods which creates greater risk in turn Impact on Remittances and Humanitarian Aid Several large banks have withdrawn completely from the remittance sector over the past few years As a result money transfer operators in the US and elsewhere are facing difficulty opening or maintaining bank accounts Drivers of this trend include the fact that most remittances flow to global hot spots and remittance companies have become known as inherently risky despite the compliance procedures they have implemented Any decrease in remittance flows could have a serious impact on poverty as these money transfers are one of the most critical sources of finance for developing countries the report states NPOs have also felt the sting of the global de risking trend a hurt that trickles down to the vulnerable populations they serve around

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/1364 (2016-02-16)
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  • Send by email | Charity & Security Network
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/printmail/1364 (2016-02-16)
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  • List of Holy Land Unindicted Co-conspirators Ordered Sealed, But Remains Available
    unsealed The request to 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/467 (2016-02-16)
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