Episode
August 5, 2013

Aid across enemy lines

What are the human costs of US counter-terrorism laws?
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Somali women wait in line to receive treatment at the outpatient clinic run by African Union in Mogadishu, Somalia, 06 August 2012. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

On Monday, August 5 at 19:30 GMT:

Are counter-terrorism laws undermining humanitarian aid? Studies suggest the growing body of legislation post 9/11 is having a negative impact on international assistance. According to one report, since al-Shabaab in Somalia was listed as a terrorist group in 2008, three American NGOs terminated operations there and overall aid to the country fell by 88 percent. We look at the human costs of counter-terrorism laws at 1930GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
 
David Cole @DavidColeGtown 
Professor at Georgetown University Law Center
 
Peter Margulies 
Professor of Law at Roger Williams University
 
Jehangir Malik @jehangirmalik
Director, Islamic Relief UK
 
Sara Pantuliano @SaraPantuliano
Head of Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI

 

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