ICNL testifies before the European Parliament


On September 11, 2006, ICNL appeared before the European Parliament, Subcommittee on Human Rights, to present testimony on ICNL’s research relating the regulatory backlash against civil society in an increasing number of countries and to highlight potential responsive strategies. The testimony was particularly relevant in light of the Parliament’s consideration of a new financing mechanism to support the promotion of democracy and human rights worldwide, which was the focus of the Subcommittee meeting. The co-rapporteurs for the meeting of the Subcommittee included Hélène Flautre (MEP, France) and Edward McMillan-Scott (MEP, United Kingdom).