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September 18, 2014

A group of 11 civil society groups and experts joined the Charity & Security Network in a Sept. 15, 2014 submission to the UN Human Rights Commission recommending that the U.S. takes steps to make counterterrorism rules for nonprofits consistent with international human rights standards.  The submission is part of the HRC's Universal Periodic Review process.  Stakeholders filed comments and the HRC's review will take place in the spring of 1015. The comments highlighted restrictions on speech and association of peacebuilders that want to engage armed groups to reduce conflict as well as barriers the Department of Treasury's licensing process creates for humanitarian assistance to civilians in many conflict zones.

August 22, 2014

Aug. 19, 2014 - WASHINGTON The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. 

July 17, 2014

From, Treasury Lifts Sanctions on Ohio-Based Charity it Once Linked to Hamas by Samuel Rubenfeld. Posted July 11, 2014.

The U.S. Treasury Department removed sanctions from a defunct charity it once linked to Hamas.

July 17, 2014

A report on the risks non-profit organizations (NPOs) face from terrorist abuse was released in June 2014 by The Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF, an inter-governmental body that makes recommendations for country level anti-terrorist financing policy, used over 100 case studies derived from governments and open sources to map vulnerabilities for terrorist abuse present in the NPO sector.