During the first week of July, ICNL traveled to Krakow, Poland to participate in the High Level Meeting of the Community of Democracies, a global intergovernmental coalition of over 100 countries.
On July 1, ICNL participated in a meeting of the Community of Democracies Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society. At a session of the High Level Meeting on July 2, following introductory remarks presented by the Foreign Minister of Canada, ICNL made a presentation on legal constraints confronting civil society around the world. On July 3, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented a keynote address where she highlighted these issues and recognized the Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society.
Press release issued by ICNL, Article 19, the World Movement for Democracy, and CIVICUS