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ICNL offers up-to-date, freely accessible information on issues shaping the legal environment for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation. We maintain a diverse collection of resources, including cutting-edge research and legal analysis produced by our international team and network of experts. Additionally, we curate the top resources available on issues impacting civic space globally. From our U.S. Protest Law Tracker to our Civic Freedom Monitor, we publish reports and data on topics crucial to civil society. Explore our full collection of resources below.

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Overview of Georgia’s Foreign Influence Law

Overview of Georgia’s Foreign Influence Law
On May 14, 2024, the Georgian parliament adopted the Law on Transparency of Foreign Influence ... Read More

10 Major Legal Threats to U.S. Civil Society

10 Major Legal Threats to U.S. Civil Society
A growing array of legal threats make it harder for nonprofit organizations and activists in ... Read More

Reporting Requirements in the Kyrgyz Republic

Reporting Requirements in the Kyrgyz Republic
This guide has been developed to provide information on reporting requirements in the Kyrgyz Republic ... Read More

Protecting the Future of Myanmar Media

Protecting the Future of Myanmar Media
Myanmar’s revolutionary movement stands at a pivotal moment in the nation’s history.This thought paper contributes ... Read More

Analysis of the Kyrgyz Republic Law on Foreign Representatives

Ala Too Square Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, on a very sunny, cloudless day. There are fountains and a large Kyrgyz flag on a tall flagpole billowing. (Photo: Emil Akhmatbekov)
The draft law on foreign representatives, initiated on November 21, 2022, would establish new burdensome ... Read More

2024 Georgia Draft Law on Foreign Influence Transparency

2024 Georgia Draft Law on Foreign Influence Transparency
On April 3, 2024, the Georgian Dream party registered in the parliament the draft Law ... Read More

Resource Collections

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Civic Freedom Monitor

The Civic Freedom Monitor provides up-to-date information on civil society law in more than fifty countries and eight multilateral organizations. ICNL works alongside our global network of partners to monitor developments related to civic space.

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Digital Legal Library

This database of key materials includes domestic and international laws, reports, treaties, and court decisions affecting civil society. It houses nearly 4,000 documents from 200 countries and several autonomous territories, written in more than 60 languages.

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Country Resources

We maintain a robust collection of country-specific resources, including research and analysis, as well as curated information on a diverse array of issues affecting civic space.

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U.S. Protest Law Tracker

Since November 2016, thirty-five states have considered one hundred bills that would restrict the right to protest. The U.S. Protest Law Tracker follows initiatives at state and federal levels that restrict the right to protest and freedom of assembly.

ICNL's Global Grantmaking Country Notes: A guide produced for the Council on Foundations for U.S. international grantmakers.

Global Grantmaking Country Notes

In partnership with the Council on Foundations, ICNL maintains reports on thirty-four countries that help U.S grantmakers undertake equivalency determinations for foreign grantees. The reports in this series describe the legal frameworks for nonprofit organizations and provide translations of relevant legislative provisions.

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Philanthropy Law Reports

These reports provide in-depth information on nine countries, including China, Ethiopia, and India. They serve as practical guides for the philanthropic sector and larger nonprofit world. The reports were written by local experts and ICNL staff and were made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.