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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.

    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.

    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.

    Regulating Political Activities of Non-Governmental Organizations

    December 1, 2015

    This study by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law was prepared at the request of the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations of the Council of Europe.

    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.

    The Obscure Global Organisation that’s Unwittingly Undermining Civil Society

    September 30, 2015

    From India to Spain, civil society is becoming increasingly constrained, with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – set up to combat financial crime – unwittingly restricting NGOs.

    Comparative Analysis of the Regulatory Framework for Social Enterprises in Europe

    August 1, 2015

    Social entrepreneurship - which combines the tools and strategies of a business with social values and goals - is becoming more widespread in Europe.

    The International Anti-Terrorist Financing System’s Negative Effect on Civil Society Resources

    March 6, 2015

    This article by Kay Guinane of the Charity & Security Network explains how the Financial Action Task Force has contributed to the global trend of restrictions on civil society.

    The Politics of Protest

    January 27, 2015

    This 2015 policy paper by Daniel Smilov analyzes popular sovereignty and protests in Bulgaria, Russia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine, along with 10 major policy implications of these protests.

    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.

    New Practices in Raising Domestic Funds by CSOs in Europe

    September 17, 2014

    This 2014 paper by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law focuses on opportunities to enhance CSOs’ financial sustainability by raising funds from private domestic sources and through indirect state support mechanisms.

    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.

    The Right to Freedom of Assembly in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

    November 26, 2013

    This 2013 study by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network examines the legislative framework that enshrines the right to assembly in 13 different countries in the Euro-Mediterranean region and the EU: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

    Law on Social Economy

    September 28, 2013

    1 SECRETARÍA DE ESTADO DE EMPLEO DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE LA ECONOMÍA SOCIAL, DEL TRABAJO AUTÓNOMO Y DE LA RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL DE LAS EMPRESAS 2 MINISTERIO […]

    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.

    Case of Herri Batasuna and Batasuna v. Spain

    February 2, 2012

    2/2/12 4:53 PM ECHR Portal HTML View Page 1 of 26 http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?item=2&portal=hbkm&action=html&highlight=25803/04&sessionid=85880030&skin=hudoc-en CINQUIÈME SECTION AFFAIRE HERRI BATASUNA et BATASUNA c. ESPAGNE (Requêtes n os 25803/ […]

    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.

    Decree 248 Approving the Regulation on Organization and Functioning of Foundations of Galician 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 […]

    Decree 276 from the Government of Aragon, regulating Foundations and Creating the Foundations Registry

    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 50 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 […]

    Fundamental Law 1 regulating the Right of Association

    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 […]

    Order from the Department of the Presidency and Institutional Relations, Regulating the Organization of the Register of Foundations in the Autonomous Community

    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 2 on Foundations in the Canary Islands

    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 […]

    Decree 26 creating and regulating the Register on Foundations of the autonomous community of Cantabria

    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 […]

    Order Regulating Cultural Volunteering

    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 […]

    Correction of errors to Law 50 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 1 on Foundations in the community of Madrid

    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 […]

    Order regulating the Register of Private Foundations in the Canary Islands

    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 […]

    Fundamental Law 9 regulating the Freedom of Assembly

    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 […]

    Decree 2 creating the Register of Federations, Associations, Cultural Foundations and Similar Entities in Extremadura

    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 […]

    Decree 10 creating the Superior Council on Foundations for the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands

    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 6 on Volunteering

    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.

    Spain: Law on New Non-Profit Organization Tax Regime Enters Into Force

    March 7, 2003

    Report from IBFD correspondent A. de Juan Ledesma, Estudio Juridico Fiscal & Consilivm, Madrid

    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 […]

    Spain: New Publication on Transparency and Accountability

    September 1, 2001

      The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 1, September 2001 By Dr. María Ortega Jaramillo de Contreras* The Lealtad Foundation together with […]