Sanctions Masterclass with Justine Walker Risk Managing Humanitarian Payments into High Risk Conflict and Sanctioned Environments

1 ACAMS Credit

ACAMS Sanctions Masterclass Series

To keep compliance professionals informed of essential developments in the ever-dynamic world of sanctions, and for those in various areas who wish to learn more about sanctions, or professionals new to the field, ACAMS brings to you the Sanctions Masterclass Series.


Led by Justine Walker, ACAMS Head of Global Sanctions and Risk, these Masterclasses follow a curriculum shaped by members of the ACAMS international sanctions compliance task force. The Masterclass Series will provide a deep dive into some of the most challenging sanctions issues, using real-life examples and emphasizing practical applications for ensuring compliance.


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Learning Objectives

Understanding how humanitarian actors operate, their financial access needs and control environment

Reviewing the key legal and regulatory context relevant to the movement of humanitarian funds into sanctioned and highly complex risk environments 

Ascertaining who will benefit from a payment or service provided, including approaches to screening and due diligence

Considering key factors on whether funds are being made available to a designated actor, including the thresholds for determining ownership and control

Utilizing humanitarian exemptions, including policy intent and scope, how to submit a license request, overcoming common challenges in the practical application of US and EU exemptions

Applying international guiding principles for how sanctions authorities, donors, banks and humanitarian actors can effectively and safely work together to mitigate sanctions violations and promote transparent humanitarian payment corridors into highly complex sanctioned jurisdictions

This Masterclass will be delivered in a teaching style and will draw upon real-life examples and emphasize practical applications for ensuring compliance.  The session will be presented live, allowing for question-and-answer sessions, and will also be recorded for on demand access.