Rule of Law Approaches to Prosecuting FTFs – Experts’ Dialogue

The challenge of prosecuting foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) rose to global prominence in 2012 with the influx of foreigners joining Islamic State/Daesh. In response to the threat posed by FTFs, the UN Security Council Resolution 2178 (2014), under binding Chapter VII powers, placed wide reaching obligations upon member states to curb the threat of FTFs,…

New Money Laundering Threats in the Wake of COVID-19

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world to a halt, it has concomitantly boosted the criminal economy by creating unprecedented circumstances, easily exploitable by a few. This piece aims to highlight the financial vulnerabilities that have been created due to the Covid-19 pandemic, while briefly discussing the potential safeguards against the exploitation of such vulnerabilities, as suggested by FATF—the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog.