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Criminalization of Terrorist Financing; From Theory to Practice

Abstract
This article analyses the criminalization provisions of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, the backbone of the legal regime for the prevention of terrorist financing. It makes a detailed examination of the background of the Convention and the nature of the negotiation discussions that led to its adoption. The drafters of the Convention were faced with two problems: first, how to define terrorism, terrorist acts and terrorist groups, the financing of which was the subject matter; second, the precise scope of the offence, in particular, how to define the preparatory acts of financing as an independent offence. This article argues that the definition of the offence provided by the Convention is far too ambiguous and its application at national levels can often lead to an unjustifiable and unfair criminal law.
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Journal Article
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Tofangsaz, H. (2018). Criminalization of Terrorist Financing; From Theory to Practice. New Criminal Law Review, 21(1), 57–140.
Date
2018
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University of California Press
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This article was first published in New Criminal Law Review, vol 21, issue 1. © 2018 The Regents of the University of California.