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    Virtual Currency Donations

    May 26, 2020

    This report assesses opportunities and obstacles in charitable donations of virtual currencies. It aims to bring civil society organizations, would-be virtual currency donors, and policymakers up to speed on emerging trends.

    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.

    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.

    The Swiss Legal Framework on Foundations and Its Principles About Transparency

    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.

    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.

    Legal Forms of Civil Society Organizations as a Governance Problem: The Case of Switzerland

    May 1, 2010

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 12, Issue 3, May 2010 Georg von Schnurbein1 and Daniela Schönenberg2 Associations and foundations are typical legal forms […]

    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.

    Case Notes: Western Europe

    September 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 1, September 2001 The Netherlands The Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Supreme Court of the Netherlands) has […]

    Switzerland: New Accounting Rules for Not-for-Profit Organizations (NPOs)

    March 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2001 The Swiss Foundation for Accounting and Reporting Recommendations (Fachkommission fuer Emfehlungen zur Rechnungslegung […]

    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 […]