Alternative Approaches to Pursuing and Disrupting Terrorist Financing

This lecture outline discusses the alternative approaches to disrupting terrorist financing, ranging from the criminal prosecution of terrorists coupled with the confiscation of their assets to the non-conviction-based forfeiture of the assets of terrorist organizations.  It highlights both terrorism-specific statutes such as 18 U.S.C. 981(g) as well as other statutes that have been instrumental in recovering property destined for terrorist organizations including the cultural property laws and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).  Finally, it concludes with a summary of the alternative ways private parties may supplement government enforcement efforts through private action under the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Alien Tort Statute.

Alternatives Approaches to Terrorist Financing