Enabling Civil Society About Us The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) promotes a legal environment that strengthens civil society and advances the freedoms of association, assembly, expression, philanthropy, and public participation around the world. We share a vision in which people are empowered to work together to improve their lives. learn more
ICNL NGO Law Monitor NGO Law Monitor ICNL's NGO Law Monitor provides up-to-date information on issues affecting civil society around the world. Click here to read current reports on 50 countries and 8 multilateral institutions learn more
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Enabling Civil Society Enabling Civil Society We work with governments, civil society organizations, and the international community in more than 100 countries to improve the legal environment for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation around the world. learn more

Resources by Issue

Use the list below to explore key topics related to civic space issues.

NGO Law Monitor

Use the list below to research countries covered by ICNL’s NGO Law Monitor.

Civic space initiative (CSI)

The Civic Space Initiative is a program that addresses the troubling trend of governments attempting to restrict civic space. Click below to learn more about the CSI consortium and the work it’s doing to combat closing space for civil society around the world.

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