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Published: November 20, 2014

GISF Webinar | The Impact of Counter-terrorism Legislation on Humanitarian Operations and Security Risk Management

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Counter-terrorism measures introduced by governments and international regimes post-2001 have had a significant impact on NGO operations and security risk management.

Are there simple steps which NGOs can take at programme or field level to ensure they are not prosecuted under the relevant legislation? Is supplying information as required by either the legislation or donor counterterrorism measures contrary to EU data protection law?

In this EISF webcast, Naz Modirzadeh, (Senior Fellow, HLS-Brookings Project on Law and Security, Counter-terrorism and Humanitarian Engagement project at Harvard Law School), addresses these questions. She also deals with further practical implications of counter-terrorism measures, with a particular focus on the impact for those involved in security risk management for NGOs.

The webcast has also been divided into a playlist – skip to a topic or question you find interesting:


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