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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Malaysia

    July 19, 2018

    Prevention of Terrorism Act

    December 3, 2015

    LAWS OF MALAYSIA Act 769 PREVENTION OF TERRORISM ACT 2015 An Act to provide for the prevention of the commission or support of terrorist acts […]

    Sedition Act 1956

    December 3, 2015

    LAWS OF MALAYSIA REPRINT PUBLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF LAW REVISION , MALAYSIA UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE REVISION OF LAWS ACT 1968 IN COLLABORATION […]

    Voices in the Streets

    January 1, 2015

    This report from Freedom House analyzes instances of mass social protests in 12 countries in order to identify best practices in promoting and protecting the right to peaceful assembly.

    Societies Act

    October 2, 2013

    1 Societies LA WS OF MALA YSIA REPRINT Act 335 S O C IE T IE S A C T 1966 Incorporating all amendments up […]

    Sedition Act (amended in 2006)

    September 12, 2013

    (1) A “seditious tendency” is a tendency— to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any Ruler or against any Government; (b) […]

    Protected Areas and Protected Places Act

    September 12, 2013

    LA WS OF MALA YSIA REPRINT Act 298 PROTECTED AREAS AND PROTECTED PLACES ACT 1959 Incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006 PUBLISHED BY […]

    Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill

    July 2, 2012

    An Act to provide for special measures relating to security offences for the purpose of maintaining public order and security and for connected matters. Whereas […]

    Police (Amendment) Act

    July 2, 2012

    Peaceful Assembly1 PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY BILL 2011 ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES P ART I PRELIMINARY Clause 1. Short title, commencement and non-application 2. Objects 3. Interpretation P […]

    Private Higher Educational Institutions (Amendment) Act

    July 2, 2012

    Private Higher Educational Institutions (Amendment) 1 a bill i n t i t u l e d an act to amend the Private Higher Educational […]

    Educational Institutions (Discipline) (Amendment) Act

    July 2, 2012

    Educational Institutions (Discipline) (Amendment) 1 A BILL i n t i t u l e d An Act to amend the Educational Institutions (Discipline) Act […]

    Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act

    July 2, 2012

    Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) 1 a bill i n t i t u l e d an act to amend the Universities and University […]

    Printing Presses and Publications (Amendment) Act

    July 2, 2012

    Printing Presses and Publications (Amendment) 1 A BILL i n t i t u l e d A n A c t t o a […]

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act

    July 2, 2012

    Penal Code (Amendment)1 A BILL i n t i t u l e d An Act to amend the Penal Code. [ ] ENACTED by […]

    Act 736 on Peaceful Assembly

    February 15, 2012

    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 […]

    Act 736 on Peaceful Assembly

    February 12, 2012

    Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) 1 a bill i n t i t u l e d an act to amend the Universities and University […]

    Peaceful Assembly Bill

    January 30, 2012

    Perhimpunan Aman1 D.R. 42/2011 RANG UNDANG-UNDANG PERHIMPUNAN AMAN 2011 SUSUNAN FASAL B AHAGIAN I PERMULAAN Fasal 1. Tajuk ringkas, permulaan kuat kuasa dan ketidakpakaian 2. […]

    Peaceful Assembly Bill

    January 30, 2012

    Peaceful Assembly1 PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY BILL 2011 ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES P ART I PRELIMINARY Clause 1. Short title, commencement and non-application 2. Objects 3. Interpretation P […]

    An Overview of Issues in Charity Litigation in Malaysia 2001

    September 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 1, September 2001 By Mary George * Abstract The Malaysian law of charities consists of a […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    September 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 1, September 2001 Regional Charity Law Conference in Australia A conference entitled “Charity Law in the […]