Emory International Law Review


Laura Halonen


The world changed on September 11, 2001. Led by a shocked but determined United States, the international community came together in order to take collective and individual action to eradicate terrorism. An important part of this campaign has been the fight against financing terrorism, seen as a key element of terrorism itself: "Today's terrorist advances with an Armalite in one hand and a cashbox in the other . . . . At a basic level [money] is necessary to finance operations, but it is more than that. It can become part of the momentum of terrorism itself."