CFT and New Tech: latest UNSR Report on the regulatory response and its potential impacts

The United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism has just published this report on International Human Rights Law Considerations for Counter-Terrorism Financing Regulation of Crowdfunding, Virtual Assets and New Payment Technologies. This is in keeping with the focus of the UNSR's mandate on delving into and interrogating the 'intersection of countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) measures and State obligations under international human rights law and international humanitarian law'. This report looks at the regulatory response to these novel CFT issues, including potential human rights consequences as well as the impacts on civil society and its operational environment.