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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,...

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 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.

This ECNL factsheet on protests taking place in the online space and how international human rights standards, including General...

This report from the Carnegie Endowment includes findings and key recommendations for NGOs, grassroots groups, and donors to understand...

In the face of a potentially contested 2020 US election, there are concerns that authorities will infringe First Amendment...

In September of 2020, ICNL LLC's Jordan team held a webinar called “Challenges and Prospects of the Role of...

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

This index reports the strength and overall viability of civil society organization sectors in more than 70 countries based...

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

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

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

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

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

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

This piece, written for InterAction and based on an in-depth ICNL analysis on the issue, discusses how the pandemic...

This report, by the UNSR in the field of cultural rights, addresses the cultural and cultural rights dimensions of...

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

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

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

Comprehensive report to address human rights implications of states and the United Nations use of biometric data and tools,...

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