Anti-Terror Law – United States


Designation of the Foreign Terrorist Organizations

8 U.S.C. 1189

Annual Country Reports on Terrorism, 22 U.S.C. 2656f

The law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation.  

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Counterrorism
Key Topics
Executive Order 13224
Country Reports on Terrorism
State Sponsors of Terrorism
as of 27 Nov 2019 – Iran, Sudan, Syria, North Korea 
Terrorist Designations and State Sponsors of Terrorism

Prohibition of Material Support to Foreign Terrorist Organizations

Prohibition of Financial Support of Terror

Taylor Force Act, 23 Mar 2018

This law suspends American economic aid to the Palestinian Authority until it  ceases paying stipends funneled through the Palestinian Authority Martyr’s Fund to individuals who commit acts of terrorism and to the families of deceased terrorists.

Laws Concerning Anti-Terror Litigation

Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act – Pub.L. 114-222; 28 Sep 2016

This law amends the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act.  It allows U.S. nationals who have been harmed by an act of international terrorism to sue persons, entities, and foreign countries that have provided material support, directly or indirectly, to foreign organizations or persons who have committed that terrorist act.

Money Laundering and Terror

Background – Three Views
Government [with links to primary federal legislation]
Business world