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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.

    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.

    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.

    Freedom of Peaceful Assembly in Europe

    January 27, 2016

    Published in 2016, this book-length publication examines 11 countries - both within Europe and elsewhere - and provides comparative perspective on regulation of freedom of assembly in Europe.

    The Impact, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness of EU Counter-Terrorism

    January 6, 2016

    This report assesses EU counter-terrorism efforts since 2001 and sets forth a number of relevant recommendations.

    How Can Non-Profit Organizations be Involved in the Financial Action Task Force Evaluation Process?

    December 1, 2015

    This paper by ECNL, the European Foundation Centre, and Human Security Collective examines how non-profit organizations can be involved in the Financial Action Task Force evaluation process and presents three case studies from the European evaluations in 2014/2015.

    Social Enterprise in Europe

    October 5, 2015

    This study by the European Social Enterprise Law Association maps the legal structures used by social enterprises across Europe and analyzes how laws and regulations shape and support social enterprise.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Volunteering Infrastructure in Europe

    September 18, 2012

    This publication from the European Volunteer Centre (CEV) details the physical structures, support mechanisms, human resources, knowledge, research and sustainable funding, made available to support volunteers and volunteer organizations in 29 European countries.

    Exploring Transparency and Accountability

    December 14, 2011

    With the strings tightening on government purses across Europe and the role and influence of non-profit organisations growing, a number of questions have been raised concerning the legitimacy of foundations in particular and whether existing public regulation and self-regulatory frameworks are enough to ensure that the sector is open and held accountable.

    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.

    Evicted aid groups in Sudan may have legal recourse to international tribunals

    March 20, 2009

    The eviction by the Sudanese Government of international aid agencies highlights a major gap in the international laws protecting humanitarian and other non-profit organizations engaged in overseas work.

    A Comparative Overview of Public Benefit Status in Europe

    June 13, 2007

    This 2007 publication from the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law presents an overview of European practices for regulating organizations with public benefit status.

    A Comparative Analysis of European Practices of NGO-Government Cooperation

    March 13, 2004

    A paper by ECNL offering a European perspective on policies and practices regarding NGO-Government cooperation in EU member states and other Central and Eastern European countries.

    Country Reports: Western Europe

    September 1, 2002

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 5, Issue 1, September 2002 Regional European Union – Changes fro Charities Proposed in Sixth VAT Directive The […]

    Country Reports: Western Europe

    December 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 2, December 2000 Belgium Belgian Non-Profit Associations and Belgian International Associations Lose Belgian Nationality and Residency […]

    Community Philanthropy Initiative of the European Foundation Centre | Transatlantic Community Foundation Network | New website Buergerstiftung.de

    March 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2000 There are recent developments in the field of community philanthropy that deserve the […]

    Case Notes: European Court Cases

    December 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 2, December 1999 European Court of Human Rights (Turkey) Dissolution of Turkish Political Party Held to […]

    Country Reports: Western Europe

    June 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 4, June 1999 Belgium A New Form of Foundation Soon to be Introduced in Belgium? 1. […]

    Country Reports: Western Europe

    March 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 3, March 1999 Regional European Union In reply to a question concerning the possibility of reducing […]