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Overseas NGOs, Foundations, and COVID in China

This article, published by EURICS, explores China’s tumultuous past of navigating overseas funding and aid during times of crisis. It compares this history to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and related constraints

US Counterterrorism Measures May Block Aid to Afghans

This Just Security article, written by ICNL CEO Doug Rutzen and Senior Legal Advisor Nicholas Miller, calls on the United States to ensure that vital humanitarian aid for Afghanistan is not impeded by existing counterterrorism measures.

HRC 47: Civic Space On and Offline

In this article, the European Center for Not-for-Profit law analyzes the extent to newly adopted HRC resolutions provide safeguards for online civic freedoms.

Analysis of US Anti-Protest Bills

Since 2017, ICNL has tracked introduced anti-protest legislation in the United States. This page uses data from ICNL’s US Protest Law Tracker to analyze major themes in legislation impacting the freedom of peaceful assembly in the US. Whether it was the struggles of the founding fathers or movements for women’s suffrage and racial justice, the right to protest is critical to ensuring everyone’s voice is heard, and progress is made.

Freedom of Assembly, Association, and Climate Defenders in Africa

On May 13, 2021, ICNL, in collaboration with CIVICUS, convened civil society organizations that work on climate justice from across sub-Saharan Africa to meet with UNSR Voule. The goal of the meeting was to share first-hand information about the threats and challenges to freedom of peaceful assembly and association facing climate defenders in Africa.

Briefer: Online Gender Based Violence

This ICNL briefer, provides background on online gender-based violence and describes the ongoing work of partners in pushing back against the use of online spaces and tools to violate the human rights and civic freedoms of women and girls.