The power of the federal government to release "blocked" assets seized from entities designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations for Specially Designated Nationals derives from the same statutory framework as the power to freeze and seize assets. These statutes — International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) as amended by the Patriot Act, and the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 — authorize the President to promulgate regulations governing implementation of these powers.
This chart published by OMB Watch in October 2006 is a section-by-section comparison of the Department of Treasury's proposed revisions to its Anti-Terrorist Financing Guidelines: Voluntarhy Best Practices for U.S. Charities and final version, after Treasury received extensive public comments. The chart includes commentary that points out problems with the September 2006 version.
In March 2007, without public announcement or comment, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a Risk Matrix for the Charitable Sector on its website. The Introduction of the publication says the matrix is meant to help charities comply with U.S. sanctions programs that prohibit transactions with designated terrorists or certain countries.
This website, sponsored by the Defending Dissent Foundation, includes information on threats to the right to dissent, a newsletter and take action page. The group's mission is to protect and advance the right of dissent in the United States by:
- Translating grassroots civil liberties concerns into national policy debate and action,
- Alerting local activists to civil liberties threats, and,
- Educating the public, the press and policymakers as to how dissent is crucial to democracy.
With the launch of our new report, Financial Access for U.S. Nonprofits, the first-ever empirical data on the issue gives new insight to the problem known as "derisking."
Hear from the report's authors about the findings, stakeholder perspectives and possible solutions.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
* Sue Eckert, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security and report author
* Kay Guinane, Director, Charity & Security Network and report author
* Andrea Hall, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Charity & Security Network and report author
* Dawn Sikorski, Corporate Counsel, Islamic Relief USA
Grantmakers Without Borders is "a network of trustees and staff of public and private foundations as well as individual donors who practice global social change philanthropy." Their site offers information on issues impacting social change philanthropy, advice for grantseekers and grantmakers, and news.
First in a series on Know Your Rights, this one-hour webinar focused on governance and program operations.
* Shari Crittendon, Senior Corporate Counsel at the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, former General Counsel of the United Negro College Fund, will speak on governance and compliance issues.
* Julien Schopp, Director of Humanitarian Practice at InterAction, member of SPHERE board and former Senior Policy Officer for the International Council of Voluntary Agencies, will speak on managing humanitarian operations.
This quarterly publication of the International Center for Not for Profit Law synthesizes key developments relating to the legal and regulatory issues that affect non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It complements their quarterly journal, the International Journal of Not for Profit Law.
The Global NPO Coalition on FATF presents:
"Nonprofits No Longer 'Particularly Vulnerable': What's Next?"
Broadcast on September 12, 2016
Recording now available at http://bit.ly/2cfpZnp
Discussion centered on how we got here and what you can do to help shape the road ahead.