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Thawing Out Asset Freezes: Reforming Exemptions to UN Terrorism Sanctions

Stephen Reimer
RUSI Newsbrief, 4 September 2020
Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Pakistan, United Nations, AML/CTF
Media claims got it wrong when they reported that the 1267 sanctions committee of the UN Security Council had authorised the unfreezing of bank accounts belonging to several high-profile Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists. But the story reveals how humanitarian exemptions to UN asset freezes lack transparency and effectiveness in countering terrorism financing.

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Stephen Reimer
Research Analyst

Stephen is a Research Analyst at RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, where he specialises on countering the... read more

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