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Monday, May 11 • 14:00 - 16:00
2E: In the Shadow of Counter-Terrorism: Debunking Government Restrictions on CSOs FULL
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Governments around the world often impose restrictions on CSOs that are justified as preventing terrorism and terrorist financing. Whether introduced as stand-alone laws or disguised in various administrative provisions, such restrictions curtail the ability of CSOs to conduct activities or raise funds.  Participants in this session will learn about the global recommendations for counter-terrorism measures, as well as CSO responses from around the world, thereby increasing their abilities to counter unjustified restrictions.

Resource Materials:

  1. FATF Platform: Civil Society Concerns
  2. FATF Platform: Impact on Civil Society
  3. FATF Platform: Recommendation 8
  4. FATF Platform: FATF Architecture
  5. FATF Engagement
  6. Global Counter-Terrorism Architecture
  7. ‘Counterterrorism’ used to crackdown on civil society | Ben Hayes | TEDxLiberdade
  8. Illustrative List of Overregulation of NGOs

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Vanja Škorić

Senior Legal Advisor, European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Vanja Škorić is the Senior Legal Advisor at the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL). In this position, she helps develop policies affecting the sustainability of CSOs and public participation. She has developed comparative analyses on the legal and institutional frameworks... Read More →

Resource People
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Lia van Broekhoven

Executive Director, Human Security Collective
Lia van Broekhoven is the Executive Director of Human Security Collective (HSC), based in the Hague. HSC is a foundation that specializes in development, conflict transformation and security. HSC connects local human security with global security, and engages civil society with security... Read More →
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Kay Guinane

Director, Charity & Security Network
Kay Guinane is a public interest attorney who specializes in the rights of nonprofit organizations, particularly in the areas of free speech, association and national security. As Director of the Charity & Security Network she leads efforts to make national security rules impacting... Read More →
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Eszter Hartay

Legal Advisor, European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Eszter Hartay is a Hungarian lawyer working as a Legal Advisor for the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) since 2010. She works on NGO policy and legal reform and specializes in issues related to CSO legal framework, public benefit status, fundraising regulations, state... Read More →
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Hanna Surmatz

Legal Counsel, European Foundation Centre
Since May 2004, Hanna Surmatz has been Legal Counsel for foundation law at the European Foundation Centre AISBL (EFC) in Brussels. Her main responsibilities include monitoring and mapping/analysis of relevant national and European developments that affect foundations’ operating... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 14:00 - 16:00 CEST
Room B3