How can EU law safeguard civic space and the right to privacy? We are one step forward.
Read our blog on recent rules that have put CSOs’ and donors’ right to privacy under attack and what ECNL does to help and defend civic space.
Counter-terrorism soft law, hard consequences
Our new briefer analyses how the increased use of soft law regulation in the counter-terrorism field impacts on human rights.
French anti-hate speech bill restricting online civic space closer to final approval – see its controversial provisions
A very controversial legislative bill countering online hate speech in France is heading for final discussion and definitive approval in the French Parliament.
When law meets tech – a call for rights-based AI
How to achieve the digital preconditions for our basic rights to associate, to protest, to express our opinions, to participate and be active? Find out in our blog.
CSO Meter reports launched
Read our press release about CSO Meter- Assessing the civil society environment in the Eastern Partnership Countries.
Mapping trends and principles of self-regulation regimes on fundraising
A new analysis, commissioned by ECNL to the Philanthropy Center, delves into the literature and practice of self-regulation regimes, with a focus on fundraising principles.
Revised draft of the General Comment on the right to peaceful assembly is now available
The deadline for submission of comments is 14 February 2020.
Just launched: www.csometer.info
The new website assessing civil society environment in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries is now live.
Counter-Terrorism Impacts on Human Rights: This issue is like something in the water. It is affecting us all.
At the International Open Day in the Hague, ECNL discussed how counter-terrorism measures impact human rights and those who defend them.
Italian law increases penalties related to protests and criminalises NGOs’ rescue of migrants at sea
The new law introduces harsher provisions regulating assemblies taking place in public places or private spaces open to the public.
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.