This presentation was presented in December 2012 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the course "Capstone in International Crime and Justice". The course is the culminating course of the MA program in International Crime and Justice program that seeks to train its students to tackle current issues in international criminal justice. The presentation is based upon the paper written by the presenter for the same course.
Statement of policy problem: Current Counter-Terrorism (CT) policy has been very heavily focused on crime prevention techniques that deal with the formal sectors. However, the anti-money laundering/counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime has had a negative impact on the work of humanitarian organizations, charities and the larger NPO sector. These organizations provide another key piece to CT policy and prevention as well as critical services during crises. CT policy needs to be adjusted to prevent further abuses and marginalization of this key sector.