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National ballet dancers perform at the Rwanda Uganda Business Forum Dinner - Kigali, 11 October 2013 (Paul Kagame/Flickr)

Uganda's recent Stage Play and Public Entertainment Rules threaten to stifle the creative arts by limiting artistic expression. This...

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On October 7, 2020, ICNL, BHRRC, and Greenpeace International hosted a webinar to hear accounts from activists who have...

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It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Darla Mecham on October 8, 2020. Darla...

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In Kyrgyzstan, civil society organizations have several options for digital fundraising, including websites, SMS, crowdfunding platforms, e-wallets, and electronic...

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This page provides information on Middle Eastern and North African government responses to the coronavirus, using information from the...

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Se invita a organizaciones sin fines de lucro (OSFL) en los países miembros del GAFILAT, más El Salvador, a...

Women demonstrate for labor rights in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (photo credit: Jeff Vize)

This tool offers detailed guidance for civil society organizations on using General Comment 37 to help advance freedom of...

Donatien Voungoukpala, 13 (solid blue t-shirt), with his brothers Fleuri Rodrigue Hipai, 17, and Aime Bera-Mbolikia, 10, go to fetch water at a a nearby spring, their principle water source. August 20, 2012, Rounga Village, Bangassou, Central African Republic. Donatien and his family are IDPs who relocated to Bangassou from Rafai approximately one year ago as a result of the LRA conflict.

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New technologies and internet resources provide civil society organizations with numerous opportunities for fundraising. In Kazakhstan, 84.2% of the...

Police mace demonstrators outside the Minneapolis Police Department's 4th Precinct building in North Minneapolis on November 18, 2015. (Tony Webster/Wikimedia)

In response to nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, law enforcement has used...

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This Radio Free Asia article discusses the findings from the 4th  Fundamental Freedoms Monitoring Project (FFMP).

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The UN Human Rights Committee has adopted pivotal new guidance on the right of peaceful assembly. On July 27,...

Protesters in Hong Kong getting arrested by police, July 2020. (Photo: Studio Incendo/Wikimedia)

The passage of Hong Kong’s new National Security Law threatens to upend civic freedoms and usher in a new...

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In this report, ICNL presents the first cross-regional survey of SLAPPs in the Global South, along with the first...

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These comments address ‘The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020’ (the Act) of the Philippines, highlighting the potential impact on the...

A line of Syrian refugees crossing the border of Hungary and Austria on their way to Germany. Hungary, Central Europe, 6 September 2015. (Photo: Mstyslav Chernov/Wikipedia)

This ICNL article examines the likely impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the civic freedoms of migrants and groups...

George Floyd protests in Columbus, Ohio (Photo: Paul Becker/Wikimedia)

In the wake of complaints about law enforcement’s response to the George Floyd protests, local, state, and the federal...