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Islamic State funding: financial war on terror ‘not fit for purpose’

In this exclusive KYC360 webinar, Dr Nicholas Ryder, Professor in Financial Crime in the Department of Law at the University of the West of England,  seeks to critically consider the effectiveness of the ‘Financial War on Terrorism’ on the funding streams of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).  The first section highlights how the international community concentrated on tackling money laundering prior to the terrorist attacks in September 2001 and how this policy dramatically altered.  In particular, this section concentrates on the development of and definition of the ‘Financial War on Terrorism’.  The final part seeks to determine if the ‘Financial War on Terrorism’ is able to tackle the funding streams of ISIL.


Guest Presenter

Dr. Nicholas Ryder

Nicholas Ryder is a Professor in Financial Crime in the Department of Law at UWE and his area of research is financial crime. He has published over 60 articles and has written four monographs including ‘The Financial War on Terror: a review of counter-terrorist financing strategies since 2001’, ‘The financial crisis and white collar crime: The perfect storm?’, ‘Money laundering an endless cycle?’ and ‘Financial Crime in the 21st Century – Law and Policy’. He has published two leading text books ‘The Law Relating to Financial Crime in the United Kingdom’, ‘Commercial Law: Principles and Policy’ and edited ‘Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis’. Nicholas is the series founder and editor for Routledge’s The Law Relating to Financial Crime.


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