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Preventing the Financing of Terrorism
Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
MAR 2, 2012
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 4.0 hours of in-person CLE credit
$50.00 for Case Law Alumni
$100.00 for all other attorneys

The symposium concerns the current legal framework provided in the U.S.A. Patriot Act that requires all regulated financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, and broker-dealers, to institute procedures to identify clients and monitor their accounts to detect possible terrorism financing and to report such suspicion to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the United States Treasury. These requirements are based on the international standards promulgated by the Financial Action Task Force, which adopted the 11 Recommendations on Terrorism Financing soon after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The U.S. Law and the International Standards are designed both to prevent the use of financial institutions by terrorist financers and to allow for the freezing and forfeiture of any such financing and to provide evidence for prosecution of terrorist financers. While the law and the standards have been in effect for over 10 years, there has been significant doubt raised as to how effective they are, in large part because no comprehensive empirical study has been made to identify what types of financial transactions are indicators of terrorism financing.
Speaker Information
Richard Barrett
Coordinator, U.N. Security Council Taliban Al Qaida Monitoring Team
Director, U.N. Counter-terrorism Implementation Task Force

Rick McDonell
Executive Secretary
Financial Action Task Force

Additional Information
Free and open to the public. Registration required by February 24, 2012.
4.0 hours CLE credit for a $100 fee (alumni pay $50)

At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated.


There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

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