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This ICNL White Paper explains why the GCM’s failure to meaningfully include considerations of migrants’ civic freedoms and civic...

Understanding the essence and practical value of human rights helps citizens enjoy and assert their rights when these rights...

These guidelines are intended to become an information resource for representatives of civil society organizations and citizens of the...

This ICNL comparative overview of various Eurasian countries presents international standards and comparative international practices on CSO reporting.

This ICNL briefer outlines SLAPPs related projects, activities, and impacts and presents a pathway forward for protecting civil society...

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Muatar Saidmuradovna Khaidarova on December 20, 2021. Muatar...

December 20, 20212020-2021 Annual Report

The ongoing COVID crisis has emboldened authoritarian leadership and given rise to misuse of emergency powers, on top of...

December 16, 2021CivicSpace.Tech

CivicSpace.Tech was created as an interactive resource to help civil society organizations and development workers navigate emerging digital technologies.

This toolkit is designed to provide information on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for non-profit organizations (NPOs) in...

This ICNL-UNSR toolkit supports civil society efforts to advocate for women's full enjoyment of the rights to freedom...

This report maps the Indian legal framework governing the right to freedom of assembly and the right to protest,...

This Just Security article provides a warning of the securitization of the climate crisis and links to terrorism, while offering...

UN and regional human rights experts issued a joint declaration calling on States to strengthen international efforts to support...

This toolkit, created in collaboration with the UNDP and ICNL, provides an overview of the human rights standards that...

This article, written by ECNL, highlights that restrictions on civil society undermine climate mitigation efforts and impede the collaboration...

ICNL analysis of the laws of the Republic of Belarus on countering extremism and prevention of the rehabilitation of...

This briefer ECNL and ICNL briefer presents key findings and recommendations from the UNSR report on protecting civic space for...

This handbook that supports lawmakers and law reform advocates to assess a domestic law’s compliance with international legal standards...

This ICNL toolkit designed to provide information on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) for civil society organizations (CSOs) in...

This ECNL and ICNL briefer, gives an introduction to FATF, why its standards matter for civil society in Africa,...

This OECD Recommendation identifies key principles that donor governments should follow to respect, protect, and promote civic space; support...

ICNL guide for how civil society partners can provide inputs into the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global...

This article, published by EURICS, explores China's tumultuous past of navigating overseas funding and aid during times of crisis....

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In this San Francisco Chronicle article, written by ICNL's Senior Legal Advisor Nick Robinson with UC Berkeley School of...

Following a swell of racial justice protests that have taken to the streets, politically charged bills are being introduced...

This Just Security article, written by ICNL CEO Doug Rutzen and Senior Legal Advisor Nicholas Miller, calls on the...

This Harvard report analyzes the impacts of Hong Kong's National Security Law on the domestic legal system and its...

This study maps laws and regulations that impact civic spaces, participation, and assembly specifically as it relates to climate...

On July 28, 2021, ICNL hosted an online discussion for civil society organization (CSO) representatives from around the world...

In this article, the European Center for Not-for-Profit law analyzes the extent to newly adopted HRC resolutions provide safeguards...

Since 2017, ICNL has tracked introduced anti-protest legislation in the United States. This page uses data from ICNL's US Protest Law Tracker to...

On May 13, 2021, ICNL, in collaboration with CIVICUS, convened civil society organizations that work on climate justice from...

On June 30, 2021, ICNL hosted an online discussion for civil society organization representatives from around the world to...

In recent years, India has enacted a number of regulatory measures constricting funding for domestic non-profit organizations, the most...

This ICNL briefer, provides background on online gender-based violence and describes the ongoing work of partners in pushing back...

This ICNL legal briefer provides a brief history and context of the FCRA, followed by an international legal analysis...

This ICNL briefer outlines the civic space implications of Nigeria’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulations 2021, including an...

This report by the OECD Development Assistance Committee provides recommendations for including and enabling civil society in development...

In this report, the UNSR on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association discusses key threats...

This report by UNSR Clement Voule, identifies a path forward for ending Internet shutdowns and will act as a...

These two checklists were created by the ACHPR to deepen the understanding and compliance by States and other stakeholders...

This Just Security article, written by ICNL’s Senior Legal Advisor, Nicholas Miller, and ECNL’s Executive Director, Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans,...

On June 4, 2021, Nigeria’s government suspended Twitter. While it is unclear which law the suspension stems from; nonetheless,...

Recently, Belarus’s parliament adopted or is considering adopting seven laws restricting basic human rights. According to local experts, these laws are designed to suppress protest...

ICNL outlines five key concerns with Thailand's draft law, which presents a highly securitized approach to the non-profit sector...

Around the world, governments are constraining civil society and dissent. A common tactic of these governments is to enact...

This guide from MISA Tanzania outlines the right to information for civil society and Tanzanians and how to request...

This briefer from the Expert Council on NGO Law in collaboration with ECNL outlines states obligations for ensuring the...

On May 24th 2021, ICNL and Sida are hosting a high-level virtual conversation on emergency measures, fundamental freedoms, and...

This analysis reviews the key provisions of Kazakhstan’s 2016 Law on Payments that have affected non-commercial organizations (NCOs), including...

The Fundamental Freedoms Monitoring Project, which began in 2016, examines and evaluates the extent to which the freedoms of...

These country papers outline safeguards for fundamental rights and freedoms that need to be implemented into the development of...

ICNL, in collaboration with the Civil Society Reference Group (CSRG) and Article 19 Eastern Africa, hosted a digital forum...

A comprehensive guide on the right of peaceful assembly including what defines peaceful assembly, when is considered peaceful, states...

To get a full picture of how COVID-19 measures have impacted civil society in the Asia-Pacific region, ICNL conducted...

The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) is both sweeping and vague. Recently, there have been many attempts by Congress...

This report written by Samhita in partnership with ICNL, reviews the social stock exchanges of Brazil, Portugal, South Africa,...

This Portuguese language report investigates the legal barriers to organization and representation of indigenous peoples in Brazil today.

Malawi's 2020 Non-Governmental Organizations Amendment Bill still contains problematic provisions for NGOs and citizens to exercise their fundamental freedoms.

In this Just Security article, Nicholas Miller and Jordan Street argue an updated UN approach to counterterrorism should reflect...

This analysis provides an overview of the Myanmar military “Tatmadaw” orders aimed at suppressing communication and civil society resistance...

This analysis examines the international law of peaceful assembly, and expression protections for Myanmar's civil disobedience movement to the...

While disinformation is not a new problem, the digital age has created new threats. This ICNL policy prospectus examines...

This Human Rights Watch report determined unlawful interference with free speech as one of the most common forms of...

In Myanmar, the military’s actions in early February 2021, including a recently proposed draft cyber security law, threaten fundamental...

The COVID-19 epidemic has necessitated a shift to remote operations across society, from workplaces to schools to holiday celebrations,...

ECNL paper on government restrictions that restrain activists/groups from participating in decision-making processes on climate and environmental issues.

This ICNL Spanish-language publication is based on survey responses submitted by 729 NPO sector representatives from 17 participating countries....

This ECNL factsheet covers how the protection granted by international human rights standards to protests in public spaces also...

ICNL's Protest Law Tracker has identified an ongoing wave of anti-protest legislation targeting racial justice demonstrations and Black Lives...

This database from the Carter Center outlines state obligations to protect the freedom of expression during elections.

Latin American and Caribbean country's legal responses to the COVID-19 and the impacts on freedom of association, peaceful assembly,...

This Pachamama Foundation report assesses the laws and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Amazonian regions of Ecuador...

The International Center for Not-for-profit Law (ICNL) remains deeply concerned about the continued detention of Nicholas Opiyo, the executive...

Responding to Covid-19, ICNLand partners tracked the impact of government responses, analyzed trends, informed the public, and supported partners.

ICNL partnered with the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) at Stanford University to host the first-ever Tech Camp for...

ICNL and the East Africa Civil Society Organizations’ Forum (EACSOF), joined local partners to launch the Protection of Civic...

ICNL organized the International Workshop on Teaching Nonprofit Law to address civic space issues and education in Central Asia.

This year, the UN Human Rights Committee issued General Comment No. 37 to provide guidance on the right to...

ICNL lead a coalition of groups working to protect the freedom of assembly in the US in response to...

December 18, 20202019-2020 Annual Report

In our 2019-2020 annual report, we highlight how ICNL and our partners have worked to keep civic space healthy during...

This report series, researched and written by the Centre for Internet and Society with support from ICNL, undertakes an...

This ICNL report examines the issue of how terrorism financing laws impact the nonprofit sector in Tunisia.

This ICNL analysis examines the impact of anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing on the nonprofit sector in the Middle...

This ICNL analysis examines the impacts of government COVID-19 responses on migrants' civic freedoms in the Middle East and...

This analysis provides an overview of the legislative dilemma of addressing disinformation and fake news while protecting civic freedom...

December 10, 2020e-Fundraising in Tajikistan

This legal analysis examines regulations relating to electronic fundraising tools available to Tajik Civil Society Organizations.

President-elect Joe Biden has made revitalizing democracy at home and abroad central to plans for his new administration. This...

Overview dedicated to legislation and implementation practices relating to online consultations on legislation between governments and civil society.