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    COVID-19 and Civic Freedoms in Asia and the Pacific

    April 7, 2021

    To get a full picture of how COVID-19 measures have impacted civil society in the Asia-Pacific region, ICNL conducted a survey in December 2020 to assess government practices. We received responses from organizations in 14 countries across the region.

    Local Government Code

    August 17, 2020

    THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES BOOK I GENERAL PROVISIONS TITLE ONE. – BASIC PRINCIPLES CHAPTER 1. – THE CODE, POLICY AND APPLICATION SECTION […]

    Republic Act No. 8425: Social Reform and Alleviation Act

    August 13, 2020

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    Republic Act No. 7277: Magna Carta for Disabled Persons and for Other Purposes

    August 13, 2020

    GOVPH Republic Act No. 7277 Marc h 2 4, 1 992 S. No. 1286 H. No. 35091 Republic of the Philippines Congr ess of the […]

    Republic Act No. 9372: Human Security Act

    August 13, 2020

    GOVPH Republic Act No. 9372 Sig ned o n M arc h 6 , 2 007 Republic of the Philippines Congr ess of the Philippines […]

    Presidential Decree No. 1564: Solicitation Permit Law

    August 13, 2020

    GOVPH Pr esidential Decr ee No. 1564, s. 1978 Sig ned o n Jun e 1 1, 1 978 M AL ACAÑ AN P ALACE […]

    Public Assembly Act

    August 11, 2020

    BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 880 . AN ACT ENSURING THE FREE EXERCISE BY THE PEOPLE OF THEIR RIGHT PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE AND PETITION THE GOVERNMENT AND […]

    The Magna Carta of Women

    August 11, 2020

    9710 97109710 9710 9710 MAGNA CARTA OF WOMEN RA RARA RA RA IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS Published by: Office of the President Philippine Commission on […]

    Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act

    August 11, 2020

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    Local Government Code

    August 11, 2020

    THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES BOOK I GENERAL PROVISIONS TITLE ONE. – BASIC PRINCIPLES CHAPTER 1. – THE CODE, POLICY AND APPLICATION SECTION […]

    Labor Code

    August 11, 2020

    National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended by RA No. 10963 (TRAIN Law)

    August 10, 2020

    Skip to ContentSkip to FooterSkip to Accessibility InstructionsSkip to HomeSkip to ContentSkip to ContactSkip to Site Map By using this website, you agree to the […]

    Revised Penal Code

    August 10, 2020

    GOVPH A ct N o. 3 815, s . 1 930 Decem ber 8 , 1 930 A CT N O. 3 815 A N […]

    Civil Code

    August 10, 2020

    REPUBLIC ACT NO. 386 AN ACT TO ORDAIN AND INSTITUTE TH E CIVIL CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES PRELIMINARY TITLE CHAPTER 1 Effect and Application of […]

    Philippines’s Constitution

    July 15, 2020

    PDF generated: 04 Feb 2020, 23:44 This complete constitution has been generated from excerpts of texts from the repository of the Comparative Constitutions Project, and […]

    Protecting Activists from Abusive Litigation

    July 15, 2020

    In this report, ICNL presents the first cross-regional survey of SLAPPs in the Global South, along with the first rigorous comparative analysis of anti-SLAPP policy responses undertaken in both the Global North and South.

    UNSR Comment on The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 of the Philippines

    July 9, 2020

    These comments address ‘The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020’ (the Act) of the Philippines, highlighting the potential impact on the protection and promotion of a number of fundamental human rights.

    Closing Civic Space for Climate Activists

    June 4, 2020

    This briefer, presented by ICNL and ECNL, outlines some of the common legal and extralegal measures used to target civil society actors working on climate justice. Many of these measures violate international and regional law, and threaten civil society’s ability to function and find solutions to urgent global environmental challenges.

    Top Trends: COVID-19 and Civic Space

    May 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a parallel crisis for civic space. Many of the emergency laws and other extraordinary measures adopted in response to the virus restrict fundamental rights and freedoms.

    UNSR Report: Disease Pandemics and the Freedom of Opinion and Expression

    May 4, 2020

    In this report, the UNSR on Freedom of Expression registers alarm that some efforts to combat the coronavirus disease pandemic may be failing to meet the standards of legality, necessity, and proportionality. The Special Rapporteur highlights five areas of concern, showing that access to information, independent media, and other free expression rights are critical to meeting the challenges of the pandemic.

    For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power

    March 30, 2020

    This New York Times article looks at leaders around the world who have passed emergency decrees and legislation expanding their reach during the pandemic. Will they ever relinquish them? This article looks at the history of emergency responses and what is happening now.

    Civic Freedom Digest: Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region

    February 21, 2020

    In this issue of the Civic Freedom Digest, ICNL highlights some of the key challenges and opportunities for civic freedoms across the Asia-Pacific region.

    Enabling Environment National Assessment

    January 1, 2017

    The Enabling Environment National Assessment (EENA) is an action-oriented research tool designed to assess the legal, regulatory and policy environment for civil society.

    Policy Papers on Cooperation Between the State and Civil Society Organizations

    March 13, 2016

    This comparative analysis provides an overview of policy papers on cooperation between the state bodies and civil society organizations in Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Estonia, Croatia, and the Philippines.

    The Evolution of NGO Accountability Practices and their Implications on Philippine NGOs: A Literature Review and Options Paper for the Philippine Council for NGO Certification

    September 19, 2014

    The Evolution of NGO Accountability Practices and their Implications on Philippine NGOs A literature review and options paper for the Phili ppine Council for NGO […]

    Tariff and Customs Code

    March 21, 2013

    PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1464 . A DECREE TO CONSOLIDATE AND CODI FY ALL THE TARIFF AND CUSTOMS LAWS OF THE PHILIPPINES WHEREAS, the Tariff and […]

    Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines

    March 19, 2013

    T H E 1987 C O N S T I T U T I O N O F T H E R E P U […]

    Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines

    March 19, 2013

    ANG 1987 KONSTITUSYON NG REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS PANIMULA (Preamble) Kami, ang nakapangyayaring sambayanang Pilipino, na humihingi ng tulong sa Makapangyarihang Diyos, upang bumuo ng isang […]

    Implementing Republic Act 8424 (amending the National Internal Revenue Code in 1998)

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Corporation Code

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Review of Laws and Recommendations to Encourage and Promote Corporate Philanthropy

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    The Legal Framework for Volunteering in Emergencies

    June 1, 2011

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies conducted this study on the legal environment for volunteers in emergencies.

    Friend not Foe: Opening Spaces for Civil Society Engagement to Prevent Violent Extremism

    May 1, 2011

    In the name of fighting terrorism, governments have curtailed political freedoms and imposed restrictive measures against human rights defenders and civil society activists in many countries.

    Terrorism and Development: Using Social and Economic Development to Inhibit a Resurgence of Terrorism

    September 1, 2003

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 6, Issue 1, September 2003 By Kim Cragin and Peter Chalk. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2003. 42 pp. […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    December 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 2, December 2000 Regional The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Democracy in East Asia By […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    March 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2000 Australia The government has amended the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) legislation […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    December 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 2, December 1999 Australia In a bid to encourage corporate and personal philanthropy, the Prime Minister, […]

    Case Notes: Asia Pacific

    December 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 2, December 1999 the Philippines Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Court of Appeals, Court of Tax […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    March 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 3, March 1999 Regional A review of the book Philanthropy and Law in Asia, edited by […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    December 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998 Regional CIVICUS Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly CIVICUS held its second Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly in […]