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
A federal lawsuit alleging alleging bank "derisking" of charity accounts based on Arab ethnicity was unsuccessful, as the jury found in favor of the bank. Life for Relief and Development v. Bank of America, NA, was
A new attorney for the individual defendants in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) criminal case filed a motion to vacate their sentences in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, on Oct.
The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), a Texas-based charity with a mission of providing humanitarian aid in Palestine, was the largest Muslim charity in the United States until its closure in
In June 2012, the U.S. Solicitor General decided not to file a request for Supreme Court review of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Al-Haramain v. Treasury. The appellate court opinion from September 2011 had upheld a lower court’s ruling that
Al Haramain v. Treasury: Successful Constitutional Challenge to Unlimited Treasury Power to Shut Down Charities
Al-Haramain v. Treasury The government is appealing the decision of the federal district court in Oregon that found Treasury's procedures in listing and shutting down the Al Haramain Islamic Foundation of Oregon to be
Yassin A. Kadi, a businessman and citizen of Saudi Arabia, purused court challenges to being placed on terrorist lists in the European Union (EU) and United States (U.S.). The process and standards used by