Anti-Terrorism Financing Overview

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January 16, 2012

Since 9/11, measures designed to criminalize financial support for terrorist organizations are increasingly linked to laws and regulations governing charities and non-profits.  Under this framework, repressive regimes and financial institutions can restrict the legitimate activities of civil society through the imposition of extensive legal and financial requirements.   This trend needs to be curbed so the important work that civil society organizations do to address the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism can continue.

 

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See related issues: Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Financial Access