Operating within counter-terrorism legislation

Guidance of use to any organisation or individual working in a region where terrorist organisations operate.


For information note: operating within counter-terrorism legislation

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The document has been produced at the request of representatives of a range of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), led by Oxfam. It addresses their concerns about the risk of prosecution associated with working in areas where terrorist groups operate and reputational damage if their assets are diverted for the purpose of terrorism.

This document directs users to the guidance that is available on this topic and answers some of the most common questions.

The NGOs were consulted on the content and changes made in response to their comments.

Published 26 November 2015
Last updated 12 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance published.

  2. Updated references to the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

  3. First published.