AIDP American National Section Hosts “World Conference on Combating Terrorist Financing” – April 9-11, 2008

AIDP members and others interested in international criminal law are invited to participate in the AIDP American National Section’s “World Conference on Combating Terrorist Financing” to be held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio on April 9-11, 2008. 

Organized by an international program committee chaired by Case Law Professor (former Counsel to the IMF) Richard Gordon, the Terrorism Financing Conference is part of the Association Internationale de Droit Penal (AIDP)’s three-day Preparatory Colloquium for its XVIIIth International Congress of Penal Law.  The first day (April 9) and third day (April 11) of the Preparatory Colloquium will consist of an expert’s meeting of foreign and American members of the AIDP, who will be debating and finalizing a resolution to be adopted at the World Congress in Istanbul in September 2009.  The second day (April 10) will be a symposium open to the public, featuring panels on:

•·         charities regulation and terrorism financing;

•·         civil liberties considerations in creating lists of terrorists and terrorist organizations;

•·         identification by financial institutions of suspicious transactions related to terrorism financing; and

•·         the future of international cooperation in stopping terrorism financing.

The confirmed Conference speakers include: Carlos Eduardo Japiassu (former Secretary General of the International Association of Penal Law), Sue Eckert (formerly Assistant US Secretary of Export Administration), Rick Small (formerly Associate Director of the Federal Reserve System and Managing Director of Global Anti-Money Laundering at Citigroup), Jeff Breinholt (Deputy Chief, Counter-Terrorism Section of DOJ), Hermann Krull (Formerly Chief of Global Compliance, Standard Bank, Johannesburg, South Africa), Jean-Francis Thony (formerly Assistant General Counsel, Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, IMF), Jack Smith (Basel Institute on Governance), Rick McDonnell (Head of Secretariat, Financial Action Task Force, Paris), Emile van der Does de Willebois (The World Bank), Richard Barrett (UN al Qaeda Monitoring Team), Bruce Zagaris (Center for Strategic and International Studies), and Peter Csonka (Council of Europe, Dept of Crime Problems). 

For more information about the Conference, please see:   http://law.case.edu/lectures/index.asp?lec_id=156 .

For those of you who can’t make it to Cleveland for the Terrorism Financing Conference, the webcast will be available for subsequent viewing at any time at: http://law.case.edu/lectures/ .