financing of terrorism

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CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler writes: "Historically, terrorist financing included donations, the misuse of non-profit organisations and criminal acts such as kidnapping, theft or the illicit drug trade and more recently, the exploitation of natural resources. However, with the growing adoption of new technologies, the misuse of cryptocurrencies by violent extremist groups and individuals has emerged as a new and additional financing technology. "

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November 3, 2022
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Friday, Oct 28, 2022

CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler Remarks at a Special Meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee

On October 28, 2022, CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler participated in the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee's (CTC) Special Meeting on “countering the use of new and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes.” The CTC convened UN member states and other global stakeholders in Mumbai and New Delhi, India for a two-day event. 

Dr. Schindler spoke during the "Thematic Briefing II: Countering terrorism financing online – threats and opportunities related to new payment technologies and fundraising methods."

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CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler testified before the Committee for International Affairs and Community of Germany's parliament: [Translated from German] "Dr Hans-Jakob Schindler from the non-governmental organization Counter-Extremism Project complained that there was a clear gap in the knowledge of the security authorities when investigating the financing activities of extremist organizations in Germany. This inevitably leads to challenges in combating such financial flows - not only with a view to political Islamism, but also, as is also addressed in the motion, to extremism in general. There are gaps in knowledge and challenges due to legal hurdles and gaps, limitations on the powers of the security authorities and a lack of transparency requirements for corporations. Significant improvements in this situation could be achieved through targeted reforms in these areas."

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September 19, 2022
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Monday, Sep 19, 2022

CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler testified before the Committee for International Affairs and Community of Germany's parliament:

CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler testified before the Committee for International Affairs and Community of Germany's parliament on the financing of extremist organizations: [Translated from German] "Dr Hans-Jakob Schindler from the non-governmental organization Counter-Extremism Project complained that there was a clear gap in the knowledge of the security authorities when investigating the financing activities of extremist organizations in Germany. This inevitably leads to challenges in combating such financial flows - not only with a view to political Islamism, but also, as is also addressed in the motion, to extremism in general. There are gaps in knowledge and challenges due to legal hurdles and gaps, limitations on the powers of the security authorities and a lack of transparency requirements for corporations. Significant improvements in this situation could be achieved through targeted reforms in these areas."

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"The Union of Good is an umbrella fundraising organization of charities and was designated as a terrorist organization by the US Treasury, in 2008. This is because it is an organization created by Hamas leadership to transfer funds to the terrorist organization. As noted by the Counter Extremism Project, the Union of Good includes the Qatar Charity and the Eid Charity."

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August 23, 2022
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CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler interviewed about new EUROPOL TE-SAT report on terrorism financing aspects. 

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July 13, 2022
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