UN Human Rights Council 44th Session adopts two key resolutions on peaceful protests and freedom of expression
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New Tech Use and Impact on Assemblies
Read our briefer on the OHCHR Thematic Report on the Impact of new technologies on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of assemblies, including peaceful protests.
Moldova adopts new, progressive Law on Noncommercial Organisations
ECNL has helped CSOs repeatedly prevent proposed restrictive measures to be integrated in the law. These efforts ensured that adopted law will ultimately improve the environment in which they operate.
UN Human Rights Committee adopts landmark General Comment on the right of peaceful assembly
The General Comment couldn’t have been more timely and momentous, when the right of peaceful assembly is under increased pressure in countries throughout the world.
Greece: new law on public assemblies is restricting civic space
The Greek Parliament adopted a law regulating public assemblies.
Bulgaria: new proposals to stigmatize CSOs receiving foreign funding
Less than a month after the landmark decision of the European Court of Justice, another EU member state is attempting to restrict CSOs' access to funding.
Excluding CSOs from the democratic debate: a trend to be reversed, during and after emergencies
This is the sixth in our #EUlaw4civicfreedoms blog series, focusing on how CSOs can use EU law to safeguard their right to participation to public debate.
Joint statement- Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Read our joint statement with Civic Space Initiative partners discussing the adverse implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for civic space.
How can EU law safeguard CSOs’ access to funding: a landmark decision
Read our analysis on the European Court of Justice ruling on the Hungarian Transparency Law and its ground-breaking implications for CSOs, individuals and legal entities within and outside the EU.
Can confinement restrict CSOs’ services for vulnerable groups? Considerations from an EU law perspective
This is the fifth in our #EUlaw4civicfreedoms blog series, focusing on on how CSOs can use EU Law to protect their right to provide their services to the community in times of emergency.
ECNL urges European Commission to prioritise civic freedoms in AI White Paper
ECNL shares concerns raised by the civil society that the EU AI White Paper’s overall narrative suggests a worrisome reversal of EU priorities, putting global competitiveness ahead of the protection of fundamental rights.
Can EU citizens be stripped of their right to protest? Public emergencies, peaceful assembly and EU law
This is the fourth in our #EUlaw4civicfreedoms blog series, focusing on on how citizens can use EU law to safeguard their right to peaceful assembly.