The Right to Free Assembly in the Balkans
The summary report identifies some areas of concern that will need further attention in the region, including the over bureaucratisation of the administrative procedures or the high levels of responsibilities for organizers.
New Comparative Briefer on Social Entrepreneurship
ECNL developed a briefer about the current regulatory trends of social entrepreneurship in Europe to support a more enabling environment in Jamaica.
Briefer on Monitoring Public Assemblies
The 2-pager gives a quick rundown of principles and practices to consider before, during and after monitoring an assembly.
Towards a General Comment 37 on Article 21 of ICCPR
A compilation of key principles elaborated in the Human Rights Committee’s freedom of assembly jurisprudence and relevant declarative statements in Concluding Observations.
Monitoring the Right to Free Assembly in 12 Countries – 2018
This year’s monitoring reports explore legal changes, but also the administration and policing of assemblies as well as the criminalization of protesters in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership region.
Handbook on Registering a Civil Society Organization
The Handbook provides comparative information on the requirements of incorporating and running a CSO in Belgium, Czechia, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Lebanon, Sweden, Tunisia and Turkey.
Assessment of the results of the 2 % mechanism in Moldova – 1 year later
2017 was the first year in Moldova when taxpayers could allocate 2% of their income tax to CSOs. Here are the main learnings and recommendations how to increase the potential of 2% further.
Understanding the Drivers of De-Risking and the Impact on Civil Society Organizations
A new research report on bank de-risking and how the issues of financial access – inordinate delays in cash transfers, onerous due-diligence requirements, inability to open bank accounts and arbitrary closure of bank accounts – affects civil society organizations (CSOs).
How can civil society effectively engage in counter-terrorism processes?
This paper is aimed at helping civil society to learn how to engage in the FATF processes with a specific focus on what happens after the country evaluation is final and the country needs to implement FATF recommendations.
Monitoring the Right to Free Assembly in 9 Countries – 2017
Mini country assessment reports on recent issues and developments related to freedom of assembly in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership region.
The Regulatory Framework for Fundraising in Europe
A comprehensive study comparing the legal framework for fundraising in 16 European countries.
De-risking and non-profits
How do you solve a problem that no-one wants to take responsibility for? --- An article on growing bank de-risking, how it fits into the worldwide trend of closing space of civil society and how anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing rules should be corrected.