This section provides overview and analysis of the major cases on counterterrorism law affecting humanitarian aid and peacebuilding organizations. Here you will find a list of cases with links to summaries and analyses.
You can also view the most important cases involving counterterrorism law and humanitarian aid and peacebuilding organizations.
The most important cases impacting humanitarian aid and peacebuilding organizations (Humanitarian Law Project, KindHearts, and Holy Land Foundation) are listed at the top. The remaining cases are listed alphabetically below.
Humanitarian Law Project (HLP)
HLP case summary: Addressing the Impact of Material Support Laws on Peacebuilding Programs
KindHearts for Charitable and Humanitarian Development, Inc. (KindHearts)
Holy Land Foundation (HLF)
Al-Haramain v. Bush
Al-Haramain v. Obama
Al-Haramain v. Treasury
Al-Haramain v. Treasury case summary: Successfully Challenging Treasury’s Unlimited Power to Shut Down Charities
First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles v. National Security Agency
Life for Relief & Development v. Bank of America, NA
Pete Seda and Al-Haramain (Oregon)
Yassin A Kadi: Challenging His Terrorist Designation
Author: By Alan R. Kabat, Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC On December 7, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its long-anticipated decision in the Holy Land Foundation prosecution. United States v.
Publication of Unindicted Co-conspirator List in Holy Land Case Violated Due Process Rights, Court Rules
Additional Information Holy Land Jury Deliberates When Aid is Support for Terrorism (Sept. 25, 2007) Conviction of Holy Land Foundation Raises Questions, Concerns for Nonprofits (Nov. 25, 2008) Heavy Sentences Handed out in
Supreme Court Ruling in HLP: Provision of Advocacy and Training in Nonviolent Peaceful Conflict Resolution Violates Material Support Laws
On June 21, 2010, the United States Supreme Court in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, et al. struck a blow to the American nonprofit sectors’ commitment to resolving international conflicts through peaceful and nonviolent means.
News, Editorials, and Opinions about Supreme Court’s June 21, 2010 Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project decision
Released on June 21, 2010, the Supreme Court’s Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) decision will have an adverse impact on the efforts of U.S. groups working on peacebuilding, conflict resolution and other activities in places
On May 1, 2012, lawyers for KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development, the Ohio-based charity shut down “pending investigation” by the Treasury Department in February 2006, announced a settlement agreement with Treasury ending the litigation on terms favorable to
Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project: Addressing the Impact of Material Support Laws on Peacebuilding Programs
Additional Resources: U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project Summary of the Supreme Court’ Ruling in Humanitarian Law Project News, editorials and more opinion on the Supreme Court's HLP decision 8