Friday, October 30, 2009
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) has introduced the “NGO Law Monitor.” The NGO Law Monitor seeks to provide up-to-date information on legal issues affecting not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world. In the initial phase of the Project, ICNL presents reports on 10 countries and 3 regional multilateral organizations. Each country report provides an overview of key issues relating to the freedom of association and the NGO legal framework, with a focus on legal barriers affecting civil society. Each regional organization report provides an overview of the organization, focusing on its engagement on NGO legal issues. In the coming months, reports relating to an additional 21 countries and 7 regional organizations will be made available. ICNL expressed gratitude to the NGO Law Monitoring Network, which is comprised of individuals and organizations located in more than 30 countries. The Network is dedicated to monitoring legal developments affecting civil society at the country and regional level.