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COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker

Keep Civic Space Healthy

We recognize the urgency and importance of effective Government responses in times of pandemic, but their spread and impact needs to be tracked and understood. ECNL-ICNL has launched a tracker of government measures and responses that affect civic freedoms of association, assembly expression and participation – focusing on emergency laws. It will allow groups to identify where and what kind of measures are developed, gather evidence of their impact and identify strategies to act.

The COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker is a collaborative effort by ECNL, ICNL and our global network of partners, with generous research support from the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin.

This is an ongoing effort, and we welcome you to email us at and to share additional resources.

For the tracker, go to: