ICNL’s resources and information on Qatar.
Philanthropy Law Report
Philanthropy is embedded in Qatari culture. The sector is buoyed by various Islamic traditions of charity, including zakat, which requires the wealthy to donate 2.5% of their income. Indeed, listed public companies are mandated by law to allocate 2.5% of their net annual profits to support sports, cultural, and charitable activities. Partly as a result, Qatar has a regional reputation for the variety and reach of its philanthropic institutions. The report (available in English and Arabic) explores the current state of laws and regulations affecting philanthropy, unpacking the history, and the present-day legal environment.
Closing Civic Space for Climate Activists
This briefer, presented by ICNL and ECNL, outlines some of the common legal and extralegal measures used to target civil ... Read More
Qatar Philanthropy Law
Philanthropy is embedded in Qatari culture and predates the discovery of oil in the twentieth century ... Read More
Guidelines for a Model Foundations Law in the MENA region
In recent years, the Arab region has seen a steady increase in the number of foundations and witnessed increased engagement ... Read More
ICNL Launches Philanthropy Law Reports
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to announce the launch of the Philanthropy Law Reports. Reports are currently ... Read More