Legal and Regulatory Challenges Facing Civil Society Organizations in the United States


This briefing, released in February 2018, explores how select recent changes, or proposed changes, in laws or regulations in the United States affect domestic civil society organizations (CSOs), international CSOs working inside the U.S., and U.S. CSOs working internationally.

Specific issues covered include:

  • Politicization of the civil society sector
  • Under-enforcement of tax law by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Tax reform
  • The right to assemble
  • The Foreign Agents Registration Act
  • Sanctions
  • The Mexico City Polic