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Countries: Rwanda

    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.

    African Government Responses to COVID-19

    April 6, 2020

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


    July 19, 2018

    New Deal for Somalia Compact

    December 10, 2015

    The Compact provides an overarching strategic framework for coordinating political, security and development efforts for peace and statebuilding activities over the next three years (2014-2016). […]

    The Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda

    December 10, 2015

    The Rwandan State is an independent, sovereign, democratic, social and secular Republic;
The principle governing the Republic is “”government of the people, by the people and […]

    Genocide Ideology Law

    December 10, 2015

    This Law aims at preventing and punishing the crime of genocide ideology. The genocide ideology is an aggregate of thoughts characterized by conduct, speeches, documents […]

    UN Special Rapporteur Urges Rwanda to Lift Restrictions on Peaceful Assembly and Association

    January 29, 2014

    PUBLISHED: JANUARY 29, 2014 As he concluded his official visit to Rwanda, the UN Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly […]

    Law Determining the Organisation and Functioning of Religious-based Organisations

    August 7, 2012

    LAW NO06/2012 OF 17/02/2012 DETERMINING ORGANISATION AND FUNCTIONING OF RELIGIOUS-BASED ORGANISATIONS Article One: Purpose of this Law This Law determines organization and functioning of religious-based […]

    Law Governing the Organisation and Functioning of International Non-Governmental Ogranisations

    August 7, 2012

    LAW NO05/2012 OF 17/02/2012 GOVERNING THE ORGANISATION AND THE FUNCTIONING OF INTERNATIONAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS. Article One: Purpose of this Law This Law governs the organization […]

    Law Governing the Organisation and the Functioning of National Non-Governmental Ogranisations

    August 7, 2012

    LAW NO04/2012 OF 17/02/2012 GOVERNING THE ORGANISATION AND THE FUNCTIONING OF NATIONAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS. This Law governs the organization and functioning of national non-governmental organisations. […]

    Law 03 Governing Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors

    August 7, 2012

    Official Gazette n ° 15 0f 09/04/2012 1 Ibirimo/Summary/Sommaire page/urup. A. Amategeko/Laws/Lois N°03/2012 ryo kuwa 15 /02/2012 Itegeko rigena imikoreshereze y‟ibiyobyabwenge n‟urusobe rw‟imiti ikoreshwa nka […]

    Rwandan NGOs hold consultation to contribute their input to new NGO law

    May 31, 2012

    PUBLISHED: MAY 31, 2012 More than 50 domestic and international NGOs held a consultation to make recommendations on a new draft law governing NGOs which […]

    Rwandan civil society responds to draft Code of Ethics

    July 26, 2011

    PUBLISHED: JULY 26, 2011 Rwandan civil society organizations (CSOs) have welcomed the yet-to-be-finalized presidential decree on public servants’ code of ethics, saying it has exhibited […]

    National and International CSO laws passed by Rwandan Senate

    April 27, 2011

    PUBLISHED: APRIL 27, 2011 The Rwandan Senate recently passed new laws governing national and international civil society organizations (“CSOs”). The bills have been forwarded to […]


    February 1, 2010

      The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 12, Issue 2, February 2010 Gloria Tengera Introduction Though 15 years have passed since the end of […]

    ICNL hosts Global Research Fellows

    September 3, 2008

    PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 Through the support of USAID, ICNL recently organized a global fellowship program to promote research on the legal framework for civil […]