Saturday, August 4, 2012

Meeting Prof Clive Walker

The Accounting Research Institute (ARI) welcomes the visit of an important guest from the University of Leeds, UK: Prof Clive Walker.  Prof Walker who is an international expert in Criminal Justice, met up and had a discussion with ARI researchers yesterday. He delivered a talk titled "Terrorism Financing and the Policing of Charities".  Globally, charity organisations are the least regulated entities. He posits that whilst charity causes are genuine, some irresponsible individuals may abuse the system for personal gains.  Some others may misuse charity organisations to carry out money laundering activities or to finance terrorism.  One of the initiatives undertaken by some countries to facilitate genuine charity organisations is the formation of charity commission.  At the end of his visit, Professor Walker gave ARI his latest book, "Terrorism and the Law".  The book is a good read as it:

  • Offers an up-to-date discussion of the key materials on terrorism law
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the major domestic, European, and international laws and their impact on the UK, plus comparisons with other jurisdictions such as the US
  • Contains an extensive examination of the implementation and practice of terrorism laws
  • Includes insightful and original analysis, reflecting widespread research on the laws and interviews with key practitioners, from a leading commentator on terrorism law