Coalition Submission on Soft Law and Informal Lawmaking in the Global Counter-terrorism Architecture

The Global NPO Coalition on FATF has made this submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. The Special Rapporteur is studying the impact of the proliferation of 'soft law' instruments and related standard-setting initiatives and processes in the counter-terrorism context on the promotion and protection of human rights at the global, regional and domestic level. The outcome of the study will contribute to the report of the Special Rapporteur to be submitted to the 74th session of the General Assembly. The Coalition's comments focus on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), whose recommendation on counterterrorist financing and nonprofit organizations (NPOs) has had a major impact on civil society globally. Because FATF evaluates and publicly rates states’ implementation of its standards, it has enormous influence over how states formulate and implement counterterrorist financing measures. Read more here.