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.
July 19, 2018
Civil society organizations (CSOs) are at the heart of Turkey’s democratization process. Over the past two decades, the not-for-profit sector in Turkey has grown in size and played a significant role in providing services and contributing to the democratization of the country.
July 1, 2017
This tool measures the health of the legal, regulatory, and financial environment in which civil society organizations in the Western Balkans and Turkey operate.
April 30, 2016
This report follows the seminar about “Combatting the shrinking of civil society space”, organized by EuroMed Rights, 22-24 April 2016, in Brussels.
January 8, 2016
In this report from January 2016, the Council of Europe’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights examines the situation of civil society in four countries: the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Hungary.
March 3, 2015
Last week in Istanbul, Turkey, ICNL and the Network of Democrats in the Arab World (NDAW) held a study mission for Libyan civil society and government officials.
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.
September 29, 2014
This Human Rights Watch report outlines the rollback of human rights and rule of law in Turkey, linked to the 2013 mass anti-government protests.
April 16, 2014
The Internet has radically transformed the way we access information and communicate - creating new opportunities for strengthening democracy.
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.
August 9, 2013
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February 8, 2013
Summary: Turkey’s rapid economic growth has earned it a place among the world’s leading emerging markets. Turkey has also expanded its geopolitical influence through participation […]
February 6, 2013
Turkey’s rapid economic growth has earned it a place among the world’s leading emerging markets.
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.
February 2, 2012
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February 2, 2012
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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.
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.
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.
January 30, 2010
This paper explores the key strategic and operational questions that arise during the development of funds and foundations that support civil society organizations (CSOs).
June 1, 2008
The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 10, Issue 3, June 2008 Filiz Bikmen 1 I. INTRODUCTION On February 20, 2008, the Turkish Assembly ratified […]
December 1, 2006
The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 9, Issue 1, December 2006 TÜSEV1 The wave of democratic reforms in Turkey continues with Turkish Parliament approval […]
September 1, 2003
The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 6, Issue 1, September 2003 Christian Moe* I. Introduction In 1998, the Turkish Constitutional Court dissolved the Refah […]
September 1, 1998
The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 1, September 1998 Freedom of association has been recognized as an international right for 50 years […]