ICNL’s resources and information on Belarus.

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Crowdfunding in Belarus

This legal analysis examines regulations relating to electronic fundraising. It also provides recommendations on how to use existing tools in compliance with legislation, as well as further develop new fundraising methods.

Assessment of NGO Laws in Belarus

This report compares laws pertaining to NGOs in Belarus to international standards. The assessment examines a range of laws, from the basic right to associate to taxation and government oversight.

Civic Freedom Monitor


Last updated: 5 May 2022

The legislation of the Republic of Belarus and current law enforcement practices are not conducive to the development of not-for-profit [...]

Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index

The index, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development for twenty years, documents the development of civil society in seventy-one countries around the world, including Belarus. ICNL and FHI 360 work with local partners to produce the index annually.


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Analysis of Counter-Extremism and Anti-Nazism Laws in Belarus

ICNL analysis of the laws of the Republic of Belarus on countering extremism and prevention of the rehabilitation of Nazism ... Read More
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Seven Restrictive Measures to Watch in Belarus

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 activities. ICNL ... Read More


Civic Freedom Monitor Now Features 41 Country Reports

Civic Freedom Monitor Now Features 41 Country Reports

ICNL is pleased to announce the inclusion of 5 new country reports on the Civic Freedom Monitor: Belarus, Nepal, El ... Read More
Another Strike of Belarusian Government Against Civil Society

Another Strike of Belarusian Government Against Civil Society

On 30 June the Belarusian Chamber of Representatives approved amendments to the law on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The bill enables ... Read More

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