ECNL is hiring a Finance Manager
The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) is a leading European resource and research center in the field of civil society law; it recently moved its headquarters in The Hague. Our mission is to promote an enabling legal and fiscal environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) in Europe and beyond. As a result, or our...
How do security and counter-terrorism measures impact civil society space?
Find out what causes the negative impact on civil society, how it manifests and what are recommendations for effective counter-terrorism strategies in our briefer.
First draft of the General Comment on the right to peaceful assembly is now available
The draft incorporates some of main points of ECNL's previous submission. We continue supporting the drafting process, as we strongly believe that the GC will contribute to strengthening the safeguards for this fundamental right.
Ukrainian Constitutional Court Cancels Asset Declarations for Activists
This crucial development means that the 2017 discriminatory provisions requiring anti-corruption activists to publicly disclose information about their property and assets, are no longer in force in Ukraine.
ECNL Stichting is hiring a Legal Advisor!
We are currently seeking a Legal Advisor to join our team in the Hague.
AI systems should respect freedom of assembly and association, says CoE Human Rights Commissioner Recommendation
The new Recommendation recognizes the importance to consider civic space issues when developing Artificial Intelligence.
Helping Armenian partners to push back against burdensome reporting requirements
ECNL just released a summary paper to help strengthen CSO arguments against the burdensome reporting requirements to be introduced in Armenia.
Kosovo adopts new, progressive Law on NGOs
The new NGO Law is now in line with best international standards and practices.
CSO Meter: new tool piloted to assess civil society environment in the Eastern Partnership countries
The new CSO Meter will help regular and consistent monitoring and assessment of both law and practice affecting CSOs.
EU Ethics Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence are out
The Guidelines explicitly recognise that the protection of freedoms of association and assembly contribute to forming a basis for trustworthy AI.
According to new Dutch draft Act, CSOs would be obliged to publish personal information of certain donors
ECNL submitted our detailed comments on the bill, which was developed in close cooperation with Dutch law experts and CSOs, including HSC, DAFNE/EFC and DPSM.
Worrisome findings on the global misuse of counter-terrorism measures in the latest UN Special Rapporteur Report
The Report warns that numerous CT measures and laws were used against human rights defenders and civil society actors.
Join us at our side event on this issue on March 1.