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    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.

    Kakabadze and Others v. Georgia, Application No. 1484/07

    September 2, 2019

    THIRD SECTION CASE OF KAKABADZE AND OTHERS v. GEORGIA (Application no. 1484/07 ) JUDGMENT STRASBOURG 2 October 2012 FINAL 02/01/2013 This judgment has become final […]

    CSO Meter

    February 28, 2019

    In partnership with local experts and civil society organizations (CSOs), the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law has developed the CSO Meter, a pilot tool to monitor the environment in which CSOs operate in Eastern Partnership countries.

    Handbook on Registering a Civil Society Organisation

    October 1, 2018

    This handbook - published by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law in partnership with ICNL, Dentons and DLA Piper - provides comparative information on incorporation and operation in 10 selected countries in Europe and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region: Belgium, Czechia, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Lebanon, Sweden, Tunisia and Turkey.

    Globalization Without a Safety Net

    January 16, 2018

    In this article in the Minnesota Law Review, Lloyd H. Mayer explores restrictions on cross-border funding of nonprofits and the possibility of using international investment treaties to protect such funding.

    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.

    OSCE Human Rights Handbook on Policing Assemblies

    March 11, 2016

    This handbook by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) aims to provide guidance for the police in facilitating the right to assemble peacefully.

    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.

    Report on the Monitoring of Freedom of Peaceful Assembly in Selected OSCE Participating States (May 2013 – July 2014)

    December 17, 2014

    This report presents the findings of the monitoring of public events undertaken by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in selected OSCE participating States between May 2013 and July 2014.

    Law on Public Procurements

    July 10, 2014

    LAW OF GEORGIA ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENTS CHAPTER I. GENERAL PROVISIONS Article 1. Scope of the Law 1. This Law establishes the general legal, organizational and […]

    Organic Law on Prevention of Activities of Public Associations and their Prohibition

    July 10, 2014

    THE ORGANIC LAW OF GEORGIA ON PREVENTION OF ACTIVITIES OF PUBLIC ASSOCIATIONS AND THEIR PROHIBITION Article 1 This law defines the principles and rule of […]

    Approaches in Regulation of Volunteering

    June 30, 2014

    This European Center for Not-for-Profit Law paper outlines key attributes of volunteering based on the definition of volunteering by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

    Volunteering: European Practice of Regulation

    June 30, 2014

    This paper from the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law outlines key attributes of volunteering based on the definition of volunteering by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

    Council of Europe Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users

    April 16, 2014

    The Internet has radically transformed the way we access information and communicate - creating new opportunities for strengthening democracy.

    Constitution of Georgia

    July 15, 2013

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    Freedom of Assembly in Georgia

    July 1, 2013

    This joint publication by ICNL and ECNL reviews the Republic of Georgia's Law on Assembly and Manifestations from the perspective of compliance with international standards, in particular with regard to the prior notification of the assembly and restrictions.

    Report on the Monitoring of Freedom of Peaceful Assembly in Selected OSCE Participating States (May 2011–June 2012)

    November 9, 2012

    This report presents the findings of the monitoring of public events undertaken by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in selected OSCE participating States between May 2011 and June 2012.

    Mission to Georgia: Comments by the State on the Report of the Special Rapporteur

    July 3, 2012

    GE.12 -14259 Human Rights Council Twent ieth session Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, […]

    UN General Assembly – Human Rights Council – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association – Addendum: Mission to Georgia (A/HRC/20/27/Add.2)

    July 3, 2012

    GE.12-13851 (R) 150612 150612 Совет по правам человека Двадцатая сессия Пункт 3 повестки дня Поощрение и защита всех прав человека, гражданских, политических, экономических, социальных и […]

    UN General Assembly – Human Rights Council – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association – Addendum: Mission to Georgia (A/HRC/20/27/Add.2)

    July 3, 2012

    GE.12 -13849 Human Rights Council Twentieth session Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights , […]

    Administrative 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 […]

    Civil 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 […]

    Law on Grants

    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 […]

    Law on State Procurement

    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 […]

    Tax Code of Georgia

    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 […]

    OSCE Handbook on Monitoring Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

    February 25, 2011

    This handbook was produced by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) as a guide for civil society organizations that might initiate independent monitoring of peaceful assemblies in their own country.

    OSCE Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

    October 25, 2010

    These guidelines by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) offer a practical toolkit for legislators and practitioners responsible for implementing laws by drawing on good-practice examples from national legislations in European and OSCE participating States and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights to illustrate the various legislative options used to regulate issues pertaining to the freedom of assembly.

    Survey of Tax Laws Affecting NGOs in the Newly Independent States

    July 13, 2009

    This 2009 report from ICNL surveys tax laws governing not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

    Country Reports: Newly Independent States

    March 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 3, March 1999 Armenia 1. Framework Legislation The new Civil Code (see IJNL Volume 1, Issue […]

    NGO Legislation in Georgia

    December 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998 Legislative acts, which regulate the third sector can be conditionally divided into several […]

    Country Reports: Newly Independent States

    December 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998 Regional UNDP Regional Conference in Yalta (September 2-4, 1998) On September 2-4, 1998, […]

    Country Reports: Newly Independent States / Central Asia

    September 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 1, September 1998 Region; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Georgia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Moldova; Tadjikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan REGIONAL […]