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    Middle Eastern and North African Government Responses to COVID-19

    September 14, 2020

    This page provides information on Middle Eastern and North African government responses to the coronavirus, using information from the COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker.

    Top Trends: COVID-19 and Civic Space

    May 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a parallel crisis for civic space. Many of the emergency laws and other extraordinary measures adopted in response to the virus restrict fundamental rights and freedoms.

    For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power

    March 30, 2020

    This New York Times article looks at leaders around the world who have passed emergency decrees and legislation expanding their reach during the pandemic. Will they ever relinquish them? This article looks at the history of emergency responses and what is happening now.

    2018-2019 Annual Report

    December 19, 2019

    Our 2018-2019 annual report aims to highlight the progress civil society is making to counter restrictions and expand civic space.

    Rapid Response in Jordan

    December 2, 2019

    In October 2018, the Government of Jordan proposed restrictive amendments to their already draconian cybercrimes law.

    The Right to Freedom of Expression Online in Jordan

    May 1, 2019

    Social media has become a vital tool for free expression around the world. Recognizing this growth, a number of countries have adopted regulatory frameworks to ensure safe and legal use of digital platforms and to prevent illicit online activities.

    Turning Research into Action in the Middle East and North Africa

    December 6, 2018

    Over the past two years, ICNL has worked with partners to conduct a landmark study of civic freedoms in Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, and Kuwait.

    Jordan

    July 19, 2018

    UPDATE: The government recently proposed new amendments to Jordan’s 2015 Cybercrimes Law that raise concerns about potential restrictions on freedom of expression online.

    The State of Civic Freedoms in North Africa and the Middle East

    July 3, 2018

    This report presents findings from an in-depth study, supported by the United States Agency for International Development, that explored the landscape for civic space in five countries.

    ICNL Releases New Report on Civic Freedom in the Middle East and North Africa

    July 3, 2018

    The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to share our latest report: “The State of Civic Freedoms in the Middle East and North Africa: Access to Associational Rights in Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, and Kuwait.”

    Globalization Without a Safety Net

    January 16, 2018

    In this article in the Minnesota Law Review, Lloyd H. Mayer explores restrictions on cross-border funding of nonprofits and the possibility of using international investment treaties to protect such funding.

    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.

    Defending Civil Society Space in Southern Neighbourhood Countries

    March 1, 2016

    This policy briefing by SOLIDAR, the Euromed NGO Platform and The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) aims to shed light on the ongoing existing limitations for civil society, human rights defenders, and trade unions, in the EU's Southern Neighboring countries.

    Amendments to the Jordanian Constitution

    December 5, 2013

    Jordan_Amendments-on-Constitution.pdf

    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.

    Provisional Law 25 Amending the Companies Law

    August 28, 2013

    Jordan_Law-amending-Companies-Law.pdf

    Regulation 57 on the Standard Provisions of Association Bylaws

    August 28, 2013

    Jordan_Regulation_StandardProvisions_bylaws_2010_arabic.pdf

    Regulation 67 for the System of Federations

    August 28, 2013

    Jordan_Regulation_formation_federations_2010_arabic.docx

    Regulation 73 on Non-Profit Companies

    August 28, 2013

    Jordan_Reg_NotForProfit_companies_2010_arabic.pdf

    Instructions 147 for the Relevant Ministry of Associations

    August 26, 2013

    ىكر حبيٖوؼخ( 147) جٌشه 2010 ٓضخليت ثردبض حبٖؼيجهبت جضخخيها ثرازّها حبيٖوؼخ ثدبيها(4) ىكر حبٖؼيجها ًٌّبك ًي(51) جٌشه 2008 ثدبيها[1] : حبيٖوؼخها ٍذُ ٓيشخ( جٌشه حبٖؼيجهبت […]

    Instructions on Spending and Support of Associations from the Associations Support Fund

    August 26, 2013

    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 on Public Meetings

    August 14, 2013

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    Law 7 on Public Meetings

    August 13, 2013

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    Guidelines for a Model Foundations Law in the MENA region

    May 1, 2013

    In recent years, the Arab region has seen a steady increase in the number of foundations and witnessed increased engagement of corporate philanthropy in support of social/economic initiatives.

    Freedom of Association in Arab Countries

    February 11, 2013

    The Arab region witnessed tremendous changes between 2011-2013 as the result of popular uprisings in response to decades of lack of democracy and freedom, economic and social deprivations and inequalities, and a rise in unemployment, particularly among youth, poverty and social marginalization.

    Law 22 Amending the Law on Societies

    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 33 on Societies and Social Bodies (no longer in force)

    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 60 on Non-Profit Companies Regulation

    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 1 on a System for the Collection of Charitable Donations

    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 1 on a System for the Collection of Charitable Donations

    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 32 on Private Societies

    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 of Licensing and Registering Youth Clubs and 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 22 Amending the Law on Societies

    December 1, 2011

    This law shall be named “”The Law Amending the Law on Societies” and shall be read with Law No. 51 of 2008 referred to herein […]

    Law 51 on Societies (as amended by Law 22 of 2009)

    December 1, 2011

    Law of Societies (No. 51 of 2008) as amended by Law No. 22 of 2009 Article [1]: This law shall be known as the Law […]

    Jordan – US Bilateral Investment Treaty

    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 […]

    Jordan – US Free Trade Area Agreement

    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 […]

    Instructions to Adjust the Positions of Societies

    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 […]

    Instructions to Adjust the Positions of Societies

    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 51 on Societies (as amended by Law 22 of 2009)

    December 1, 2011

    This law shall be known as the Law of Societies (Law of Societies of 2008) and it shall be in force ninety days after the […]

    Law 22 on Companies

    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 22 on Companies

    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 33 on Societies and Social Bodies (no longer in force)

    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 60 on Non-Profit Companies Regulation

    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 13 on a System to Identify the Relevant Ministry of Societies

    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 13 on a System to Identify the Relevant Ministry of Societies

    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 32 on Private Societies

    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 […]

    National Funds to Support Civil Society Organizations

    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).

    Jordanian Law on Societies amended

    September 16, 2009

    Amendments to Jordan’s Law on Societies (No. 51 of 2008) came into effect today after Jordan’s King Abdullah II signed the Law Amending the Law on Societies (No. 22 of 2009) and the amendments were published in Official GazetteNo. 4983.

    Notification or Registration? Guarantees of Freedom of Association in Non-Democratic Environments: Case Studies of Lebanon and Jordan

    December 1, 2007

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 10, Issue 1, December 2007 Marc Makary1 Executive summary This study analyzes the two main systems of incorporating […]

    Islam, Charity, and Activism: Middle-Class Networks and Social Welfare in Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen

    September 1, 2004

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 6, Issue 4, September 2004 By Janine A. Clark Reviewed by Amani Kandil* This book is divided in […]

    Jordan: Word Received of Oppressive Law Proposed by Prime Minister’s Office

    September 11, 2002

    Sources in Jordan have sent an alert to the world civil society community that the legislative bureau of the Jordanian Prime Minster’s Office is drafting a measure to control numerous organizations registered with the Ministry of Social Development.

    Country Reports: Middle East and North Africa

    December 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998 Regional 1. Model Law for the Arab World The Board of Directors of […]