2017 News

04 May, 2017: The Civic Space Initiative Welcomes New UN Special Rappateur: ARTICLE 19, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), and the World Movement for Democracy (the Civic Space Initiative) welcome Dr. Annalisa Ciampi as the new mandate holder of UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of assembly and association.

27 March, 2017: ICNL Launches Philanthropy Law Reports: ICNL is pleased to announce the launch of the Philanthropy Law Reports. The reports present timely information on national laws and regulations affecting philanthropy in India, China, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa.

21 March, 2017: Doug Rutzen Testifies before the U.S. Congress: ICNL President and CEO Doug Rutzen testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, in a hearing on threats to civil society around the world. Full video of the hearing can be found here and full text here.

23 February, 2017: Philanthropy Prize Awarded to Doug Rutzen and ICNL: ICNL P resident Doug Rutzen has been awarded the 2017 Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) IMAGine Prize.  The award is presented every three years to recognize an individual or organization that has provided exemplary service to strengthen, connect and support the philanthropy sector around the world.

09 February, 2017: US Protest Law Tracker – Legislation in US states affecting the right to peaceful assembly proposed or passed since November 2016: Interested in US state law initiatives that threaten to restrict the right freedom of peaceful assembly? Check out ICNL’s US Protest Law Tracker – a summary of recent legislative activities regarding the right to peaceful assembly at the state level. The Tracker is updated regularly, with links to relevant bills and their status.

17 January, 2017: ICNL's 2015-2016 Annual Report – Protecting Civic Freedom: ICNL is pleased to announce the release of our 2015-2016 annual report, "Protecting Civic Freedom."