Global Trends in NGO Law

Global Trends in NGO Law is ICNL’s review of legal trends affecting civil societyaround the world. Global Trends includes contributions from international legal experts, who examine key developments and legal and regulatory issues affecting non-governmental organizations. Browse the full collection below.

People's Climate March in New York, 2014 (photo credit: Joe Brusky)
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE (photo credit: Y. Nakanishi/Flickr)
A woman attends a civil society conference at the United Nations Headquarters (photo credit: UN Photo/Loey Felipe)
Sustainable Development Goals graphic (Credit: UN/SDGs)
A couple watches a Pride Parade, while wrapped in a rainbow flag (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
A Red-eyed Tree Frog in Costa Rica (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Freedom of Expression wall - "from here to here" (photo credit: Harald Groven/Flickr)
Assessment charts on a tablet screen (photo credit: public domain)
Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai at the UN Human Rights Council (Photo credit: Jeff Vize)
Protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square in 2011 (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
A map of Africa with each country's flag (Photo Credit: Pixabay)
UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai (photo credit: Jeff Vize)
Protesters in Cairo, Egypt, in 2011 (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Scene from a 2009 protest in Japan (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
A group of volunteers (Photo Credit:
Scales of justice (photo credit: public domain)
A collage of the flags of Venezuela, Ecuador, Honduras, Iran, Bahrain and Cambodia.
A tile mosaic from Morocco (photo credit: Jörg Reuter/Flickr)
Hyde Park speakers corner in London, UK (photo credit: Wally Gobetz/Flickr)
Food aid is delivered in Ethiopia (photo credit: UNAMID)
International flags (photo credit: Kevin Schoenmakers)