THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW IMPLICATIONS OF COUNTERING THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM MEASURES

The paper sets out the position of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism on the human rights and rule of law implications of countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) measures implemented pursuant to international CFT norms and standards.

The paper proceeds in three parts. Part I sets out the applicable international legal framework, including CFT-specific instruments such as the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, Security Council Resolutions 1373 and 2462, and soft law standards like the Financial Action Task Force Recommendations, as well as the
broader relevant norms under international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international refugee law.

Part II offers a survey of the wide range of CFT measures that States have implemented to date in furtherance of this legal framework, drawing on the mandate’s communications to States to date.

Part III concludes with specific recommendations directed to Member States, UN counter-terrorism entities, and other keys
stakeholders.

Download the full report here: SRCTHR-CFT-Position-Paper.pdf (19 downloads)