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EFFECT OF ANTI-TERRORISM LAWS ON HUMANITARIAN AID REMAIN A CONCER

Saturday 31 December 2011, by Nancy E. Claridge, Terrance S. Carte

The cost of terrorism has been felt virtually all over the world. In recent years, however, measures adopted to counter terrorism have themselves posed serious challenges to human rights and the rule of law. In particular, due to the global reach of Canadian charities in terms of both charitable activities and potential
donors, this means that such organizations and their advisors must look beyond domestic anti-terror policies and consider the implications of initiatives of foreign jurisdictions. Charities working in foreign countries will have to be in compliance with both domestic and foreign laws. At the same time, those organizations
may find themselves subject to increased donor scrutiny in order that the donors may satisfy themselves that they are in compliance with their own country‟s laws. In reality, it is not just charities in Canada that feel the effects of anti-terrorism legislation. Recently, international authorities have commented on the effects of
anti-terrorism efforts.

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