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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.

    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.

    COVID-19, Information Problems, and Digital Surveillance

    March 20, 2020

    In this piece for the Center for Global Development, ICNL Alliance Advisory Council Member Michael Pisa discusses how the use of digital tools to monitor the coronavirus spread raises serious questions about governments continuing to use these surveillance tools for other purposes after the crisis.

    Pandemics and Human Rights

    March 12, 2020

    In an article for Just Security, ICNL President Douglas Rutzen and Legal Advisor Nikhil Dutta discuss government overreach during pandemics and list recommendations on how states can promote rights-respecting governmental measures during a public health emergency.

    ECNL Blog: COVID-19 Responses

    March 11, 2020

    ECNL Senior Legal Advisor Marta Achler's piece discusses why the internet and the online spaces are a 'lifeline' for expression and assembly during the coronavirus pandemic. She writes that this lifeline is under threat and deserves much more protection and how there is an immediate opportunity to change that.

    Coronavirus and Civic Space

    March 10, 2020

    The coronavirus is a significant threat to public health; it does not need to be a significant threat to civic freedom. In this article, ICNL explores this tension and how governments can move quickly while upholding human rights in their response to a public health crisis.

    Mapping Regulatory Proposals for Artificial Intelligence in Europe

    November 10, 2018

    This 2018 report by Access Now outlines major regulatory initiatives related to artificial intelligence and mass data regulations in the EU and member states.

    The Regulatory Framework for Fundraising in Europe

    November 1, 2017

    The past decade has seen a number of European countries revisit their regulatory framework on not-for-profit fundraising.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Freedom of Assembly in Italy

    January 1, 2015

    This country note by Caterina Scuderi reviews constitutional provisions and two other main laws regulating assemblies in Italy.

    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.

    Civil Society Regulations and Effects: The Proposal for a European Foundation Statute and Its Influence on Italian Legislation

    September 1, 2014

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

    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.

    Legal Framework for Social Economy and Social Enterprises

    September 1, 2012

    This report by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law compares the distinctive features of the legal framework for social economy/social enterprises in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Slovenia and Austria.

    The Principle of Subsidiarity in Italy: Its Meaning As A “Horizontal” Principle And Its Recent Constitutional Recognition

    August 10, 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 […]

    Case of Grande Oriente D`Italia di Palazzo Giustiniani v. Italy (No. 2)

    February 2, 2012

    2/2/12 2:55 PM ECHR Portal HTML View Page 1 of 13 http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?item=1&portal=hbkm&ac…ight=26740/02%20%7C%2026740/02&sessionid=85880034&skin=hudoc-en PREMIÈRE SECTION AFFAIRE GRANDE ORIENTE D`ITALIA DI PALAZZO GIUSTINIANI c. ITALIE (n o […]

    Case of Maestri v. Italy

    February 2, 2012

    2/2/12 1:47 PM ECHR Portal HTML View Page 1 of 23 http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?item=1&portal=hbkm&action=html&highlight=39748/98&sessionid=85877752&skin=hudoc-en CASE OF MAESTRI v. ITALY (Application no. 39748 /98 ) JUDGMENT STRASBOURG 17 […]

    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.

    Law 328 on the Establishing of the Integrated System for Social Interventions and Services

    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 […]

    Associations and Foundations

    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 Volunteerism

    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 […]

    Approval of Income Tax

    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 […]

    Dispositions on the Authorities and Religious Assets in Italy for the Maintenance of the Catholic Church in Service of the Diocese

    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 […]

    Associations Law

    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 […]

    Authorities of Religion

    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 […]

    Excerpts from the 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 […]

    Civil Code (Excerpts)

    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 […]

    Excerpts from the Constitution

    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 […]

    Cooperations and Cooperatives

    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 […]

    Fiscal Regime of the Assets of Considerable Cultural Interest

    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 […]

    Fiscal Discipline of the Bank Operations of Reorganization

    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 […]

    Personal Income Tax

    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 […]

    Legal Framework of Volunteer Organizations

    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 […]

    Volunteer Organizations

    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 […]

    Regulation and Personal Services

    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 […]

    Excerpt from Civil Code – Legal Persons

    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 […]

    Economic Program

    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 Realization of an Integrated System for Social Intervention and Social Services

    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 […]

    Reform of the Tax Laws Governing Non-Commercial Bodies and Socially-Useful Non-profit Organizations

    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 […]

    Regional Norms on Foundations

    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 Social Cooperatives

    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 of Non-Profit Organizations of Social Utilities

    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.

    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 […]

    The Principle of Subsidiarity in Italy: Its Meaning As “Horizontal” Principle And Its Recent Constitutional Recognition

    June 1, 2002

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 4, June 2002 By Andrea Maltoni * Premise. The term subsidiarity, which has a multiplicity of […]

    The Italian Legal System Relating to Not-For-Profit Organizations: A Historical and Evolutionary Overview

    March 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2001 By Alceste Santuari This article draws significantly on a previous paper written with […]

    Country Reports: Western Europe

    September 1, 2000

      The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 1, September 2000 Regional European Foundation Centre AGA and Conference 2000 By Richard Fries Breaking […]

    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 […]

    Country Reports: Western Europe

    September 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 1, September 1998 Region; England and Wales; Germany; Ireland; Italy REGIONAL REPORT Tax Legislation The Europhil […]