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    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.

    Applying Global Standards to Safeguard Civic Space in Sri Lanka

    November 15, 2018

    In March 2018, our partners in Sri Lanka learned that the government was planning to amend the Voluntary Social Service Organizations Act.

    A Global Assault on Nonprofits

    November 30, 2015

    This Journal of Democracy article, written by ICNL President Douglas Rutzen in November 2015, summarizes recent developments in the global crackdown on civil society.

    Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act

    September 19, 2013

    PARLIAMENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 22 OF 2012 Printed on the Order of Government [Certified […]

    The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

    November 5, 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 […]

    Companies 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 […]

    Co-operative Societies

    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 […]

    Voluntary Social Service Organizations (Registration and Supervision) (Amendment)

    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 […]

    Voluntary Social Service Organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act

    December 1, 2011

    Act No. 31 of 1980 An act to provide for the registration with the Government of Voluntary Social Service Organizations. To provide for their inspections […]

    Voluntary Social Service Organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act Amendment

    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 […]

    3 Examples of Acts to Incorporate NGOs

    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 […]

    Trusts

    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 […]

    Trade Unions

    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 […]

    Sri Lanka

    May 1, 2010

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 12, Issue 3, May 2010 Rohan Edrisinha2 The political and legal environment in which civil society organizations function […]

    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 – […]

    Country Reports: South Asia

    September 1, 2002

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 5, Issue 1, September 2002 Afghanistan Afghanistan Initiating Civil Society Law Reform Effort by ICNL Staff* Current Legal […]