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This briefer, presented by ICNL and ECNL, outlines some of the common legal and extralegal measures used to target...

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Protests have spread across major U.S. cities over police violence against people of color, sparked by the killing of...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a parallel crisis for civic space. Many of the emergency laws and other extraordinary...

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The COVID-19 pandemic does not have to be a crisis for human rights. In the context of widespread adoption...

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This report assesses opportunities and obstacles in charitable donations of virtual currencies. It aims to bring civil society organizations,...

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the United States has seen numerous protests, albeit at a relatively small scale. However,...