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    Positive Government Responses to COVID-19

    May 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic does not have to be a crisis for human rights. In the context of widespread adoption of emergency laws and other extraordinary measures to respond to the pandemic, many governments have demonstrated that it is possible to safeguard rights while effectively countering the virus. This briefer shares positive practices that governments should follow in responding to COVID-19, along with selected examples of these practices.

    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.

    The Law Affecting Civil Society in Asia

    April 21, 2020

    Made up of more than 40 countries, Asia defies easy categorization. On the one hand, many countries are home to vibrant civil society sectors. On the other hand, in too many countries, state regulatory controls on civil society are becoming increasingly restrictive.

    Building Bridges between Civil Society and Government in Bangladesh

    March 6, 2020

    The legal environment for civil society organizations in Bangladesh is complex. After conducting a needs assessment, ICNL found that limited understanding of rights and obligations was a big issue for the sector. To address this, ICNL partnered with Counterpart International Inc. to develop a legal manual to help organizations carry out their missions more effectively.

    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.

    Legal Manual for Civil Society Organizations in Bangladesh

    February 20, 2020

    This manual lays out the laws and procedures required for an organization to obtain legal status, serving as a roadmap to the Bangladeshi legal environment. Its goal is to help Bangladeshi civil society organizations carry out their missions more effectively and safely.

    Civic Freedom Digest: Trends in the Digital Age

    October 17, 2019

    In this inaugural publication of the Civic Freedom Digest, ICNL highlights some of the key challenges that digital technologies pose to civic freedom, as well as successful civil society efforts to combat these threats.

    Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Act

    November 2, 2016

    1 FOREIGN DONATIONS (VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES) REGULATION ACT 2016 Whereas it is necessary and expedient to promulgate a new law updating and considering the provisions of […]

    The Closing Space Challenge: How Are Funders Responding?

    November 2, 2015

    As restrictions on foreign funding for civil society continue to multiply around the world, Western public and private funders committed to supporting civil society development are diversifying and deepening their responses.

    The International Anti-Terrorist Financing System’s Negative Effect on Civil Society Resources

    March 6, 2015

    This article by Kay Guinane of the Charity & Security Network explains how the Financial Action Task Force has contributed to the global trend of restrictions on civil society.

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police Ordinance

    April 18, 2014

    THE DHAKA METROPOLITAN POLICE ORDINANCE, 1976 (ORDINANCE NO. III OF 1976). [20th January, 1976] An Ordinance to provide for the constitution of a separate police-force […]

    The Companies Act

    October 2, 2013

    The Companies Act (Bangladesh), 1994 (See section 404) (Published by Notification No. SRO 177-law dated 1-10-95. of Ministry of Commerce) Act No. 18 of 1994 […]

    Constitution

    August 29, 2013

    গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশের সংবিধান ১[ বিসমিল্লাহির-রহমানির রহিম (দয়াময়, পরম দয়ালু, আল্লাহের নামে)] প্রস্তাবনা আমরা, বাংলাদেশের জনগণ, ১৯৭১ খ্রীষ্টাব্দের মার্চ মাসের ২৬ তারিখে স্বাধীনতা ঘোষণা করিয়া ২[ […]

    Information and Communication Technology Act

    August 20, 2013

    Bangladesh National Parliament Dhaka, 23 Ashwin, 1413/8 October, 2006 The following Act undertaken by the Parliament received approval from the President on 23 Ashwin, 1413 […]

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police Ordinance

    July 28, 2013

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    The Police Act

    July 28, 2013

    1 1THE POLICE ACT, 1861 (5 of 1861) [22 nd March, 1861] An Act for the Regulation of Police Preamble: – WHEREAS it is expedient […]

    The Foreign Voluntary Organisations (Acquisition of Immovable Property) Regulation Ordinance

    July 25, 2013

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    The Foreign Private Investment (Promotion and Protection) Act

    July 25, 2013

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    The Contract Act

    July 25, 2013

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    The Companies (Foreign Interests) Act

    July 25, 2013

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    Taxation on Income (Investigation Commission) Act

    July 25, 2013

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    Circular: Working procedure for foreign and foreign-assisted Bangladeshi non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Bangladesh

    November 18, 2012

    !1 !People’s Republic of Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Office Old Parliament Building Dhaka Letter number: 03.070.022.03.00.013.2010-90(500) Date: 29 Chaitra 1418 12 April 2012 Circular Subject: Working […]

    Circular: Working procedure for foreign and foreign-assisted Bangladeshi non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Bangladesh

    November 18, 2012

    1 !A Circular Issued by The Prime Minister’s Office Relating To The ‘Working Procedure for Foreign and Foreign-Assisted Bangladeshi Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Working in Bangladesh […]

    The Trusts Act

    September 11, 2012

    THE TRUSTS ACT, 1882 (ACT NO. II OF 1882). [13th January, 1882 ] 1 An Act to define and amend the law relating to Private […]

    The Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance

    September 11, 2012

    Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies,(Registration and Control) Ordinance 1961. T HE V OLUNTARY S OCIAL W ELFAR E A GENCIES (REGISTRATION AND CONTROL ) Ordinance, 1961 […]

    Foreign Contributions Ordinance (Regulation)

    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 […]

    Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Rules

    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 […]

    NGO Legal Framework in Bangladesh

    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 […]

    Societies Registration Act

    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 […]

    Developmental Issues in News Media: NGO-Media Interaction in Bangladesh

    July 1, 2007

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 9, Issue 3, July 2007 By Masudul K. Biswas 1 This article examines factors influencing news coverage of […]

    Philanthropy and Law in South Asia: Key Themes and Key Choices

    February 1, 2005

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 7, Issue 2, February 2005 By Mark Sidel and Iftekhar Zaman* Philanthropy and Law in South Asia – […]

    The State, Laws and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Bangladesh

    March 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2001 By Mokbul Morshed Ahmad* Abstract Despite numerous efforts, the amount of poverty in […]