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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tofangsaz on Terrorist Financing

Hamed Tofangsaz (University of Waikato - Faculty of Law, Students) has posted The Offence of Terrorist Financing; Why Does It Go Wrong? (International Criminal Law Review, 2018, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp. 822-852) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The international convention on terrorist financing and Western-backed international organizations have found the financing of terrorism serious enough to criminalize it as an independent offence. While the offence has a preparatory nature, its criminalization as an independent offence expands the boundary of criminal liability beyond existing notions of criminalization. This paper aims at examining the justifiability of the terrorist financing offence with regard to the principles and values on which liberal criminal law is based. Liberal criminal law has been chosen because the idea of the criminalization of terrorist financing was issued and developed mainly by Western liberal states. The paper narrowly discusses the issue in the context of Anglo-American criminal law.

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