How to Anticipate and Respond to Unfounded Arguments About Non-Profit Organizations and FATF Standards: Thirteen Examples of Arguments and Counter-Arguments

The lack of awareness of the revised FATF standards has made it difficult for CSOs to identify when representatives of government agencies, banks, and even civil society peers attempt to justify restrictive laws and the exclusion of CSOs from FATF procedures based on mischaracterized or outdated information. This PowerPoint presents common misstatements of FATF standards that are frequently used to support restrictive laws, measures, and procedures. For example, some will claim that CSOs are “particularly vulnerable” to abuse for the financing of terrorism. Each argument is matched with a response that can be incorporated into policy arguments. Citations are provided for each counter-argument for support and further research.

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Last Modified: Thu Jan, 2019