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- RUSI Newsbrief
- Volume: 40
- No: 8
- Thawing Out Asset Freezes: Reforming Exemptions to UN Terrorism Sanctions
Media claims got it wrong when they reported that the 1267 sanctions committee of the UN Security Council had authorised the unfreezing of bank accounts belonging to several high-profile Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists. But the story reveals how humanitarian exemptions to UN asset freezes lack transparency and effectiveness in countering terrorism financing.