Special Recommendation II (SR II) was developed with the objective of ensuring that countries have the legal capacity to prosecute and apply criminal sanctions to persons that finance terrorism. Given the close connection between international terrorism and inter alia money laundering, another objective of SR II is to emphasise this link by obligating countries to include terrorist financing offences as predicate offences for money laundering. The basis for criminalising terrorist financing should be the United Nations International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, 1999 .
For the purposes of SR II and this Interpretative Note, the following definitions apply:
a) The term funds refers to assets of every kind, whether tangible or intangible, movable or
immovable, however acquired, and legal documents or instruments in any form, including
electronic or digital, evidencing title to, or interest in, such assets, including, but not limited to, bank credits, travellers cheques, bank cheques, money orders, shares, securities, bonds, drafts, letters of credit.
b) The term terrorist refers to any natural person who: (i) commits, or attempts to commit,
terrorist acts by any means, directly or indirectly, unlawfully and wilfully; (ii) participates as an accomplice in terrorist acts; (iii) organises or directs others to commit terrorist acts; or (iv) contributes to the commission of terrorist acts by a group of persons acting with a common purpose where the contribution is made intentionally and with the aim of furthering the terrorist act or with the knowledge of the intention of the group to commit a terrorist act.
c) The term terrorist act includes:
(i) An act which constitutes an offence within the scope of, and as defined in one of
the following treaties: Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft
(1970), Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of... [continues]
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