The Impact of International Counterterrorism on CSOs: Understanding the Role of the FATF

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The links between measures that fight financing of terrorism and civic space are not known widely. This report examines the impact of international counterterrorism frameworks on the work of CSOs. In particular, it explains the role of the Financial Action Task Force in setting international standards that affect the way in which CSOs are regulated by nation-states, their access to financial services, and their obligations to avoid proscribed organizations and other entities deemed to pose a ‘terrorism’ risk. The report makes 11 recommendations to CSOs, national and regional parliamentary committees, national governments and the FATF. It also encourages CSOs concerned about the developments described in this report to join the international coalition of organizations established to engage with the FATF and create an enabling environment for civil society. The report is available for download here.

Source: Brot fuer die Welt

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