The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has released a risk management toolkit to address the challenges and risks associated with counterterrorism measures and their impact on principled humanitarian action. Intended as a reference tool for policy- and decision-makers, it draws on ideas, methods and procedures being used by a number of national and international NGOs and UN agencies in global hot spots.
Bank de-risking represents a market failure. In such instances, either government or the public sector must intervene to re-align market factors, either through incentive programs or through enhanced regulatory guidance, concludes a new report from the Global Center on Cooperative Security and Oxfam America, Understanding Bank De-risking and its Effects on Financial Inclusion.
Excluding the September 11 attacks, only 0.5 per cent of deaths from terrorism have occurred in the West since 2000. If the September 11 are included, the percentage reaches 2.6.
Efforts to curb money laundering and illicit terrorist financing have had unintended negative consequences internationally, in particular for people and organizations in poor countries via remittances, correspondent banking and humanitarian aid.
Measures intended to protect the world from terrorism intensify the difficulties for humanitarians in those same areas where terrorists operate.
Remittances to Somalia are down significantly, according to a new, real-time look at the issue, Assessment of External Remittances in Selected Urban Areas and Among Displaced Populations Across Somalia.
States often impose more burdensome regulations on associations than on businesses, according to a new report by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association (A/70/266). The report notes that states have an obligation under international law to both protect the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association and to promote those rights.
In anticipation of the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) evaluation of U.S. implementation of its anti-money laundering and terrorist financing (AML/TF) standards, the U.S. Department of Treasury published the first National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment on June 12, 2015.
Medical care for wounded combatants is compromised by counterterrorism laws and policies, according to a new report from the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, Medical Care in Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law and State Responses to Terrorism.