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Countering Terrorist Financing

The practitioner’s point of view

Edited By Mark Pieth, Daniel Thelesklaf and Radha Ivory

Terrorists need money to commit acts of violence and sustain their operations. Measures to combat terrorism therefore aim to prevent terrorists from raising, moving and using funds or other assets. The effectiveness – and the fairness – of these measures were considered at the second ‘Giessbach’ seminar on counter-terrorist financing (CTF) organised by the Basel Institute on Governance in October 2008.
This book contains essays presented at the seminar written by practitioners and academics with extensive experience in the field of CTF. The authors offer a diversity of views on the domestic, regional and international initiatives aimed at detecting terrorist funds in the financial system, preventing terrorists from moving their money via alternative financial channels and facilitating the recovery of terrorist assets. The editors conclude with in-sights into the ongoing challenge of making CTF measures both effective and legally sustainable in the lead-up to Giessbach III in December 2009.


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Abbreviations ATCS Act Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (UK) AIVD Algemene Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst (The Netherlands) AML Anti-Money Laundering AQO The Al-Qaida and Taliban (United Nations Meas- ures) Order 2002 and 2006 (UK) AP Additional Protocol ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explo- sives of the US Department of Justice CAIA Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures CDD Customer Due Diligence CFI European Court of First Instance CIS Commonwealth of Independent States CoE Council of Europe CRS Congressional Research Service (US) CT Act Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (UK) CT Bill Counter-Terrorism Bill 2008 (UK) CTF Counter-Terrorist Financing DoS Denial-of-Service EBI Enterprise Business Intelligence EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EC European Commission or European Community EEC European Economic Community ECJ European Court of Justice ECMA European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters ECtHR European Court of Human Rights ECHR Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CoE) EU European Union EUR Euro Abbreviations xx FATF Financial Action Task Force FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation of the US Depart- ment of Justice (US) FCD Federal Court Decision (Switzerland) FIU Financial Intelligence Unit FSRB FATF-Style Regional Body GAFISud Grupo de Acción Financiera de Sudamérica GPML Global Programme against Money Laundering of the UNODC HSBC Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation ICAR International Centre for Asset Recovery at the Basel Institute on Governance ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (UN) ICTs Internet Communication Technologies ITU International Telecommunications Union ID Identification IMF International Monetary Fund IMPA...

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