The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law works in over 100 countries.

We develop long term relationships with civil society, governments, and the international community to strengthen civic space. Explore our regional resources:

Resources

Our international staff and network of experts maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of over five thousand resources, including innovative research, original analysis, and more. Here are some of our key collections:

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We work with a global network of partners to monitor developments related to civic space. The CFM provides current information on civil society law in more than 50 countries and 8 multilateral organizations.

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We maintain a robust collection of country-specific resources, including research and analysis, as well as curated information on a diverse array of issues affecting civic space.

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This directory contains nearly 4,000 documents, including domestic and international laws, in more than 60 languages from every UN member state and several autonomous territories.

Research & Analysis Highlights

Foreign Influence Registration Laws and Civil Society

Foreign influence registration laws are increasingly adopted by governments to burden and criminalize civil society across the world. Our report explores this trend and its potential impact on civil society.

Enhancing Digital Civic Space Through the OGP Process

This guide explores how reformers can use the OGP process to preserve and promote digital civic space. It offers principles, recommendations, and positive examples of reforms to expand space for the exercise of digital freedoms.

The World According to ChatGPT

Whether society is ready or not, we are on the cusp of generative AI systems going mainstream. However, rapid adoption may compound challenges in civic space. In this piece, we explore these challenges and recommendations for a better path forward.