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Welcome to ICNL's Online Library, a searchable database of laws, reports, and other civil society legal resources from countries around the world.

ICNL's Online Library currently contains 3132 resources from 206 countries and territories in 62 languages.

You can use the Online Library by using the drop-down menus to browse by country, language, document type, and/or keyword. More than 200 cross-regional and comparative documents can be accessed by choosing "Transnational" in the country drop-down menu. The Search function is also available in Arabic, Spanish, French, and Russian.

To access selected resources on themes ranging from the defense of civil society and freedom of assembly, to the legal framework for NGO/government cooperation, please visit our thematic portals.

Do you have a resource that should be added to the ICNL Online Library? Please send the document and a short description to

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