Civic Freedom Monitor

ICNL’s Civic Freedom Monitor provides up-to-date information on legal issues affecting civil society and civic freedoms, including freedoms of association, expression, and peaceful assembly. We currently maintain reports on over 50 countries and eight multilateral organizations. There are also archived country reports which are no longer updated. Each country report provides an overview of key legal issues relating to civic freedoms, with a focus on legal barriers to civil society activity. Each report on a multilateral organization provides an overview of the organization and the legal issues it deals with, affecting civic freedom and civic participation.

Government Responses to COVID-19

In response to the pandemic, governments around the world have acted with significant implications for fundamental freedoms and civic space, as shown on the ICNL-ECNL COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker and our COVID resource page. Learn more about regional responses on our African Government Responses to COVID-19 and Government Responses to COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific pages.

ICNL is grateful for the grant support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.