United States

ICNL’s resources and information on the United States.

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U.S. Current Trend: New Threats to the Right to Boycott

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Politically motivated boycotts have long been a tool for social change in the United States, from American colonists’ boycott of ... Read More

New Restrictions on Civic Mobilization in the United States

A protest in Washington, DC (photo credit: Justice & Witness Ministries, UCC/Flickr)
Laws restricting demonstrations, boycotts, and other modes of activism are increasingly reducing the space for civic mobilization in the United ... Read More

Protecting Nonviolent Demonstrators by Reforming Anti-Riot Laws in the U.S.

Black Lives Matter protesters enveloped in tear gas, near the White House in Washington DC, 5/31/2020 (Photo by Koshu Kunii on Unsplash)
In a forthcoming article in Minnesota Law Review, ICNL’s Nick Robinson argues that U.S. jurisdictions should eliminate anti-rioting laws, both ... Read More


Keeping Guns Away from Protests

American flag crocheted around a tree in a Brooklyn Park. (Photo: Andriy Prokopenko/Getty)
Firearms pose an urgent threat to the exercise of First Amendment rights of free expression and peaceful assembly in the ... Read More

Congressional Testimony: Protecting Americans’ Right to Peaceful Assembly

Congressional Testimony: Protecting Americans' Right to Peaceful Assembly
The U.S. has seen a rise in protests against the construction of gas and oil pipelines, driven by concerns about ... Read More

Protecting the Right To Protest

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ICNL is working with a broad coalition of civil liberties, racial justice, environmental, and other groups to address anti-protest measures ... Read More

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