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    Terrorism Financing Risk in Nonprofit Organizations in Latin America

    January 29, 2021

    This ICNL Spanish-language publication is based on survey responses submitted by 729 NPO sector representatives from 17 participating countries. The report presents an in-depth analysis of survey findings, as well as recommended reforms that can be implemented through collaboration among civil society organizations, government agencies, regional FATF bodies, and international experts.

    Closing Civic Space for Climate Activists

    June 4, 2020

    This briefer, presented by ICNL and ECNL, outlines some of the common legal and extralegal measures used to target civil society actors working on climate justice. Many of these measures violate international and regional law, and threaten civil society’s ability to function and find solutions to urgent global environmental challenges.

    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.

    Latin America: Freedoms of Association and Peaceful Assembly in Times of Coronavirus

    April 30, 2020

    On April 1, 2020, ICNL hosted Regional Virtual Round Tables for civil society partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to address constraints on key civic freedoms in the rapidly evolving context of the coronavirus pandemic. The meetings resulted in a write-up outlining the discussions and examining various issues. The write-up is available in both English and Spanish.

    Initial Observations on Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s Inauguration Day Decree affecting NGOs

    January 7, 2019

    Immediately after he was sworn into office on January 1, 2019, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro imposed sweeping changes on the structure of the Executive Branch, including a new provision on government oversight of domestic and international NGOs.

    Financial Action Task Force Toolkit

    November 26, 2018

    This toolkit unpacks anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing rules and the standards and procedures of FATF for nonprofit organizations

    Finding Answers at Home in Brazil

    November 22, 2018

    In Brazil, LGBT activists have long faced legal barriers that limit their right to peaceful assembly. These include local regulations that prescribe complex, time-consuming, and costly application processes - deterring the community’s ability to demonstrate in public spaces.

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    Vozes Arco-Íris: O Direito à Reunião Pacífica e as paradas LGBT no Brasil

    July 6, 2018

    ICNL partner Welton Trindade published this groundbreaking study on the situation of the right of peaceful assembly in the context of Pride Marches organized in 100 Brazilian jurisdictions.

    At the Intersection of Security and Regulation

    March 14, 2018

    This 2018 report by the Human Security Collective and ECNL examines the phenomenon of “de-risking,” explores its linkages to AML/CFT, the SDGs, and other global policy goals, and discusses its effects in the cases of Brazil, Mexico, and Ireland.

    Understanding the Drivers of De-Risking and the Impact on Civil Society Organizations

    March 1, 2018

    This report by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law and the Human Security Collective addresses how bank de-risking and financial access issues – inordinate delays in cash transfers, onerous due-diligence requirements, inability to open bank accounts and arbitrary closure of bank accounts – affects CSOs.

    Parcerias entre Estado e OSCs – desafios na construção de colaborações para implementação da Lei 13.019/2014

    December 1, 2017

    This analysis by Brazilian professor Patricia Maria Emerenciano de Mendonça looks at the history of Sector-State negotiations over Law No. 13.019, Brazil’s landmark legislation on sector-State collaboration in publicly-funded CSO activities and in policymaking.

    Decree Creating the National Volunteer Program

    September 6, 2017

    D9149 https://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_ato2015-2018/2017/decreto/d9149.h tm[9/6/2017 12:39:50 PM] Presidência da República Casa Civil Subchefia para Assuntos Jurídicos DECRETO Nº 9.149, DE 28 DE AGOSTO DE 2017 Cria o […]

    Enabling Environment National Assessment

    January 1, 2017

    The Enabling Environment National Assessment (EENA) is an action-oriented research tool designed to assess the legal, regulatory and policy environment for civil society.

    Regulation disciplining terrorism, dealing with investigatory and procedural dispositions and reformulating the concept of terrorist organization

    June 28, 2016

    6/28/2016 L13260 http://www.planalto.gov.br/CCIVIL_03/_Ato2015­2018/2016/Lei/L13260.htm 1/5 P re s id ê n c ia d a R e p ú b lic a C a s a […]

    LAW No. 13.019. OF JULY 31, 2014

    April 18, 2016

    Presidencia de la República Casa Civil Subjefatura para Asuntos Jurídicos LEY Nº 13019, DEL 31 DE JULIO DE 2014. El régimen jurídico establece las colaboraciones […]

    LAW No. 13.019. OF JULY 31, 2014

    April 18, 2016

    The Presidency of the Republic Casa Civil Sub-Chief of Legal Affairs LAW No. 13.019. OF JULY 31, 2014. Veto message Establishes the legal framework for […]

    Challenges and Opportunities to Promote More Enabling Legal Environments for Civil Society Organizations

    October 1, 2015

    Partners in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Panama gathered data on the practical impact of laws governing civil society organizations, then convened national dialogues with representatives of civil society, national and local governments, academia, and other sectors on their findings.

    Setting Up A Regulatory Framework For Partnership Between Civil Society and Public Authorities In Brazil

    July 1, 2015

    This case study on Brazil discusses the development of the regulatory framework for CSOs in the country and describes an inspiring participatory process.

    CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report 2015

    May 31, 2015

    This report from CIVICUS details the key events, issues, and trends affecting civil society around the world. The 2015 report provides snapshots from people’s demonstrations in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Hong Kong, Mexico and Ukraine in 2014 -2015 and also reviews outcomes of the earlier waves of protests around the globe.

    Law 13.019 Establishing the Legal Regime of Voluntary Partnerships Involving or Not Financial Resource Transfer between the Public Administration and Civil Society Organizations

    September 3, 2014

    Law 13.019 of 31st July 2014 It establishes the legal regime of the voluntary partnerships, involving or not financial resource transfer, between the Public Administration […]

    Brazil’s Own Goal: Protests, Police and the World Cup

    April 1, 2014

    This 2014 report from Article 19 gives an overview of implementation of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in Brazil, with a focus on the lead-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    Best International Regulatory Practices From Third Sector

    July 30, 2012

    MELHORES PRÁTICAS REGULATÓRIAS INTERNACIONAIS DO TERCEIRO SETOR Eduardo Szazi José Eduardo Sabo Paes 2011 Melhores práticas regulatórias internacionais do Terceiro Setor Szazi e Sabo Paes […]

    Inter-American Commission Human Rights Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in the Americas

    December 31, 2011

    This report on human rights defenders in the Americas, published in 2011 by the Inter‐American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), is a follow up to the body's 2006 report on the same subject.

    Constitution of the Federal Republic of Brazil

    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 200 – Regulating Law 7,596 on Public 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 […]

    Decree 2,299 on Public 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 […]

    Decree 3,100 – Regulating 9,790/99 on the Qualification of a Civil Society Organization of Public 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 […]

    Legislative Decree 37 – Social Assistance Issues

    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 5,761 – Regulating Law 8313

    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 6,180 – Regulating Law 11,438

    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 7,237 – regulating Law 12,101

    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 7,300 – modifying Decree 7,237

    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 50,517 – regulating Law 91/35

    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 900 – Modifying Law 7,596 on Public 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 […]

    Decree 5,396 Regulating Law 9,637 on Social 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 […]

    Excerpt from Law 10,406 – 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 […]

    Excerpt from Law 10,637 – PIS/COFINS

    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 Law 11,438 – Federal Law on Sports Incentives

    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 Law 12,101 – Certification of Philanthropic Social Assistance Entities

    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 Law 3,100 – Qualification of a Civil Society Organization of Public 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 […]

    Excerpt from Law 50,517 – regulate Law 91/35

    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 Law 5,172 – National Tax 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 […]

    Excerpt from Law 5,896 – Civil Proceedings 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 […]

    Excerpt from Law 6.015 – Public Records

    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 Law 7,853 – Support for people with Disabilities and their Social Integration

    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 Law 12,213 – National Fund for the Elderly

    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 Law 6,657 – Introductory Law to 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 […]

    Excerpt from Law 794 – Child and Adolescent Incentive

    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 Law 8,069 – Statute of the Child and Adolescent

    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 Law 8,313 – Federal Law on Cultural Incentive

    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 Law 8,742 – Organic Law on Social Assistance

    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 Law 91 – Law on Federal Public Utility

    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 Law 9,249 – Fiscal benefits for Organizations of Public Interest or Public 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 […]

    Excerpt from Law 9,250 – Child and Adolescent Incentive

    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 Law 9,459

    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 Law 9,532 – Legislation Modifying the Federal Tax Legislation

    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 Law 9,637 – Social 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 […]

    Normative Instruction from the Federal Revenue Service 1.313 – Regulating the Procedure for Taxpayers to Benefit from Fiscal Incentives

    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 10,406 – 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 […]

    Law 10,637 on Public 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 10,637 – PIS/COFINS

    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 10,833 – Social Security Financial Contribution

    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 11,438 – Federal Law on Sports Incentive

    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 12,101 – Certification of Social Assistance Beneficent Entities

    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 8,242 – Child and Adolescent Incentive

    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 8,313 – Federal Law on Cultural Incentive

    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 8,742 – Organic Law on Social Assistance

    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 8,742 – Legal Framework on Social Assistance Issues

    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 8,958 on Public 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 […]

    Excerpt from Law 8,242 – Child and Adolescent Incentive

    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 Law 9,608 – Regulating the Voluntary Service

    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 12,213 – National Fund for the Elderly

    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/Law 2,848 – Penal 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 […]

    Decree-Law 4,657 – Introductory Law to 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 […]

    Complimentary Law 5,172 – National Tax 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 […]

    Law 5, 869 – Civil Proceedings 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 […]

    Law 6, 015 – Public Records 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 […]

    Law 7,596 – Public 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 8,069 – Statute of the Child and Adolescent

    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 8,212 – Social Assistance

    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 8,212 – Social Welfare Contribution

    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 91 – Federal Public Utility

    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 9,249 – Fiscal Benefit regarding entities qualified as OSCIP (Civil Society Organization of Public Interest) or declared as a Public Utility

    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 9,250 – Child and Adolescent Incentive

    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 9,532 – Modifying the Federal Tax Legislation

    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 9,532 – Amending the Child and Adolescent Incentive

    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 9,637 – Social 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 […]

    Law 9,790 – Qualification of a Civil Society Organization of Public 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 […]

    Introduces Rules for Granting “Public Interest Civil Society Organisation” Status to Non-profits

    December 1, 2011

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    Provisional Meaure 2158-35 – Fiscal Benefit regarding entities qualified as OSCIP (Civil Society Organization of Public Interest) or declared as a Public Utility

    December 1, 2011

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    Law 9,459 – Modifying Arts 1 and 20 of Law 7,716

    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 9,608 – Regulating Voluntary Service

    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 […]

    Access to Information 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 […]

    The Legal Framework for Volunteering in Emergencies

    June 1, 2011

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies conducted this study on the legal environment for volunteers in emergencies.

    Country Reports: Latin America and the Caribbean

    March 1, 2002

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 2-3, March 2002 Regional La International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) presentó el informe sobre el […]

    Brazil: Corporate Social Responsibility Conference

    September 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 1, September 2001 On June 5-8, 2001, an international conference on corporate social responsibility took place […]

    Country Reports: Latin America and the Caribbean

    March 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2001 Brazil Aspects of Voluntary Work in Brazil By Fernando Latorre* Volunteerism is a […]

    Cooperation in the Area of Social Services Delivery and Mechanisms of State Financing of NGOs (Sample Models)

    March 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 4, March 2001 By Radost Toftisova Legal Advisor, ICNL – Budapest Table of Contents I. Introduction […]

    Country Reports: Latin America

    March 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2000 Regional Workshop at Harvard University: “Regulatory Reform, Philanthropy and Social Change in Latin […]

    Country Reports: Latin America

    June 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 4, June 1999 Brazil A decree was passed in June 30th 1999 implementing the new Brazilian […]

    Country Reports: Latin America and the Caribbean

    March 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 3, March 1999 Brazil The draft law on Civil Society Organizations of Public Character was passed […]

    Brasil: El Proyecto de Ley N. 4690/98

    December 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998 (Click here for an English summary) Este proyecto de ley puede ser visto […]

    Country Reports: Latin America and the Caribbean

    December 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998 Argentina En espanol, Primer Seminario Hacia Una Propuesta Legislativa Para Las Organizaciones No […]

    Brazil: Draft Law No 4690/98 (English summary)

    December 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998 (For the full article, click here) This draft law is the result of […]

    Country Reports: Latin America

    September 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 1, September 1998 Region; Belize; Brazil; Chile; Trinidad & Tobago; Venezuela REGIONAL REPORT Project: Strengthening the […]