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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.

    Climate of Fear: Hong Kong’s New Security Law

    July 29, 2020

    The passage of Hong Kong’s new National Security Law threatens to upend civic freedoms and usher in a new era of restricted civic space. This ICNL piece offers an in-depth expert analysis on how the Law affects the future of civic freedoms in Hong Kong.

    COVID-19: The Surveillance Pandemic

    April 27, 2020

    Driven by a desire to protect the health and wellbeing of their citizens and residents, many governments have taken extraordinary steps to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Some governments have incorporated surveillance technology into their efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19. While the use of all the tools at hand is understandable, emergencies – even COVID-19 – do not obviate states’ obligations to consider the broader societal and human rights effects of these emergency measures.

    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.

    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.

    Charity Law Reform in Hong Kong: Taming the Asian Dragon?

    May 1, 2016

    For optimal readability, we highly recommend downloading the document PDF, which you can do below.

    CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report 2015

    May 31, 2015

    This report from CIVICUS details the key events, issues, and trends affecting civil society around the world. The 2015 report provides snapshots from people’s demonstrations in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Hong Kong, Mexico and Ukraine in 2014 -2015 and also reviews outcomes of the earlier waves of protests around the globe.

    Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

    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 […]

    Establishing a Company

    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 […]

    Incorporation of Companies

    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 […]

    General Information on Incorporation of a Limited Company

    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 […]

    Inland Revenue

    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 […]

    From Passivity to Activism: Human Rights NGOs and the Law in Hong Kong

    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 […]

    Case Notes: Asia Pacific

    June 1, 2002

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 4, June 2002 Hong Kong Interpretation of Trust Terms to Prevent Failure of Trust A trust […]