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Man working in an electronic repair shop in Cambodia (Photo credit: Ethan Crowley)

In this inaugural publication of the Civic Freedom Digest, ICNL highlights some of the key challenges that digital technologies...

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Participants from ICNL's February 2020 three-day consultative meeting in Banjul-The Gambia on the country’s new NGO bill. (Photo: ICNL)

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2019 AR - Nepal

In 2018, the Government of Nepal presented a draft National Integrity Policy. The policy, if adopted, would have restricted...

Clement Voule, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association speaking with civil society and the private sector at RightsCon 2019 about strategic ideas on implementing the report recommendations to protect these fundamental freedoms (photo credit: ICNL)

Cybercrime laws, internet shutdowns, and social media taxes are a few tactics governments use to restrict fundamental freedoms online.

December 19, 20192018-2019 Annual Report

ICNL 2018-2019 Annual Report cover photo - mother and son paint a vibrant mural. (Photo: Caiaimage/Trevor Adeiline)

Our 2018-2019 annual report aims to highlight the progress civil society is making to counter restrictions and expand civic...

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To enhance the understanding of the legal framework governing the life-cycle of associations, ICNL prepared these Operational Guidelines for...

December 10, 2019India Philanthropy Law

Taj Mahal (Photo Credit: Gerard McGovern)

Indian culture places great emphasis on Daana (giving). The ancient philosophy of Nishkama Karma – “do good without the...

December 10, 2019China Philanthropy Law

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ICNL’s China Philanthropy Law Report explores the current state of laws and regulations affecting philanthropy.

2019 AR - US

ICNL started the U.S. Protest Law Tracker in 2017 to monitor a wave of anti-protest legislation that undermines people’s...

2019 AR - Cambodia

In October of 2017, months before Cambodia’s national elections, the government released a new rule requiring prior permission from...

December 2, 2019Rapid Response in Jordan

2019 AR - Jordan

In October 2018, the Government of Jordan proposed restrictive amendments to their already draconian cybercrimes law.

2019 AR - Peru

In 2015, Peru introduced a requirement to renew the registration for organizations that received international funding.

2019 AR - Ethiopia

The adoption of the new Organizations of Civil Societies Proclamation in February 2019 marked a major turning point for...

2019 AR - Jordan

In this inaugural publication of the Civic Freedom Digest, ICNL highlights some of the key challenges that digital technologies...

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This legislative briefer focuses on how critical infrastructure bills can undermine protesters’ right to peaceful assembly by creating draconian...

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Environmental groups are known for their fight against climate change, but the battle over their activism has moved indoors...

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In the past several years, activists who are part of the BDS movement have called for boycotts, divestment, and...

Behind the scenes of videographer Cory of Know Budget Films, Los Angeles (Photo by Allie Smith on Unsplash)

This handbook builds an understanding of the legal and policy framework affecting the daily work of media and other...

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On July 15, 2019, Egypt’s Parliament approved a new draft law on civil society organizations (CSOs). (The draft law...

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General Comments are an important standard setting instrument and a powerful advocacy tool for the rights enshrined in the...

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In this 2019 report, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association,...

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This report from the Consortium for Financial Access discusses how security-focused regulation of the financial sector has resulted in...

Clement Voule, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association speaking with civil society and the private sector at RightsCon 2019 about strategic ideas on implementing the report recommendations to protect these fundamental freedoms (photo credit: ICNL)

On June 12, 2019, UN Special Rapporteur Clement Voule issued a report (A/HRC/41/41) on the rights to freedom of...

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