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:


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

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.

Inter-American Principles for Civil Society

With more than 100 civil society and legal experts from across the Americas, we helped develop new IAJC Principles that set a benchmark for OAS member states’ regulation of civil society organizations.

General Comment 37

The UN Human Rights Committee’s general comment offers comprehensive guidance on the right of peaceful assembly, as enshrined in Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.