2010 News Archive

20 December 2010: Venezuela National Assembly passes law on political sovereignty
"Ley de Defensa de la Soberanía Política y Autodeterminación Nacional."

17 December 2010: Consultation scheduled for Cambodian draft NGO law
The Draft Law was released on December 15, 2010. A consultation workshop on the draft Law on NGOs/Associations is currently scheduled for January 10, 2011.  NGOs, Government ministries and other stakeholders will be invited.

15 December 2010: Venezuela Parliamentary Committee introduces law on political sovereignty
On December 14, ICNL received a press report reflecting a second legislative threat to the freedoms of association and expression in Venezuela.

2 December 2010: Venezuela National Assembly examines International cooperation law
On Tuesday, November 23, Venezuela’s President Chavez urged the National Assembly to pass a “severe” law that would bar a broad range of organizations from receiving foreign funding.

1 December 2010: Australian High Court sides with AID/WATCH in charitable status case
The High Court in Australia determined that AID/WATCH, an incorporated association which researches, monitors, and campaigns about the delivery of overseas aid, was not disqualified from charitable status.

7 October 2010: ICNL President featured in CIVICUS Civil Society Watch
In the August/September 2010 edition of CIVICUS's Civil Society Watch Bulletin, ICNL President Doug Rutzen is featured discussing the process leading up to the passage of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution.

30 September 2010: UN Human Rights Council passes Resolution on Freedom of Assembly and Association
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and CIVICUS are pleased to announce that on September 30, 2010, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a Resolution on “The Rights of Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association.” 

13 September 2010: An analysis of India's FCRA Bill 2010 
Noshir Dadrawala, the Chief Executive at the Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy in Mumbai, India, provides analysis of India's Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Bill 2010.

30 August 2010: Indian Parliament passes Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Bill
On August 19, 2010, India's Rajya Sabha passed the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Bill, which, if enacted, will replace the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act of 1976.

5 July 2010: Community of Democracies focuses on civil society
During the first week of July, ICNL traveled to Krakow, Poland to participate in the High Level Meeting of the Community of Democracies. Secretary Clinton provided the keynote address.

1 July 2010: New asociational regulations issued in Vietnam 
To view the analysis and translation of the text, click here.

30 June 2010: UNV Report: Volunteerism laws and policies since 2001
To view the research report, commissioned by UNV, funded by CIDA, and led by ECNL and ICNL.

3 May 2010: Knesset members introduce restrictive bill in Israel
A law introduced in the Knesset on April 28th would shut down NGOs found to provide information to foreign authorities regarding war crimes.

26 April 2010: Macedonia adopts a revised NGO law
On April 12, the Macedonian Parliament enacted the revised Law on Associations and Foundations, thus bringing Macedonian legislation in line with European standards and best regulatory practices. 

1 April 2010: CoE Recommendation on Measures against discrimination for sexual orientation
The Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe adopted a Recommendation CM/REC(2010)5 to Member States on Measures to Combat Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.

22 March 2010: New foreign exchange notice in China
China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange promulgated Notice 63 on Issues Concerning the Administration of Foreign Exchange Donated to or by Domestic Institutions.

7 March 2010: Amendments to the Egyptian Law on Associations and Foundations leaked
Proposed amendments to the Egyptian Law on Associations and Foundations (Law 84 of 2002) were leaked to the Egyptian newspaper Al Dustour. This page tracks all the latest developments. 

25 January 2010: Iraqi Council of Representatives approves new Law on Non-Govermental Organizations
ICNL is pleased to announce the passage earlier today of a new Law on Non-Governmental Organizations for the Republic of Iraq.