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Overseas NGOs, Foundations, and COVID in China

This article, published by EURICS, explores China’s tumultuous past of navigating overseas funding and aid during times of crisis. It compares this history to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and related constraints

The Right to Protest Is Sacrosanct

In this San Francisco Chronicle article, written by ICNL’s Senior Legal Advisor Nick Robinson with UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Rohini Haar, the authors critique the recent uses of “less lethal” weapons using national and international laws and standards. It continues by outlining current legislation in California meant to curb the use of this form of force by law enforcement on peaceful demonstrations and act as an example for the rest of the nation.

US Counterterrorism Measures May Block Aid to Afghans

This Just Security article, written by ICNL CEO Doug Rutzen and Senior Legal Advisor Nicholas Miller, calls on the United States to ensure that vital humanitarian aid for Afghanistan is not impeded by existing counterterrorism measures.

Climate Change and Civic Space in MENA

This study maps laws and regulations that impact civic spaces, participation, and assembly specifically as it relates to climate change and climate justice activism in the MENA region.

Civic Space, Surveillance, and COVID-19

On July 28, 2021, ICNL hosted an online discussion for civil society organization (CSO) representatives from around the world to explore the scope of surveillance overreach and share best practices on advancing the right to privacy during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

HRC 47: Civic Space On and Offline

In this article, the European Center for Not-for-Profit law analyzes the extent to newly adopted HRC resolutions provide safeguards for online civic freedoms.

Analysis of US Anti-Protest Bills

Since 2017, ICNL has tracked introduced anti-protest legislation in the United States. This page uses data from ICNL’s US Protest Law Tracker to analyze major themes in legislation impacting the freedom of peaceful assembly in the US. Whether it was the struggles of the founding fathers or movements for women’s suffrage and racial justice, the right to protest is critical to ensuring everyone’s voice is heard, and progress is made.