April 9, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The Constitutional Court of Russia on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring non-government organizations (NGOs) to register as "foreign agents" if they accept foreign funding. The law, passed in 2012, requires that all NGOs that accept foreign funding and engage in "political ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a measure into law Monday expanding the reasons for which non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can be subject to unscheduled audits, or "snap inspections." These reasons include allegations of extremism and suspected violations of the law, and the ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
The National Network of Congolese Human Rights NGOs on Wednesday a new Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) law providing amnesty for acts of war committed as far back as 2006. After more than three weeks of debate, lawmakers in the DRC approved the law on Tuesday amid outcry from human rights ...[read more]
December 4, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A group of UN human rights experts on Tuesday urged the Kenyan government to reject legislation that would impose severe regulations and limitations upon non-governmental organizations (NGOs). As an amendment to Kenya's Public Benefit Organization Act of 2012, the law would allow the government to ...[read more]
August 26, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday urged the government of Myanmar to significantly revise or discard their draft association law. The draft law, if enacted, would require nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to obtain official registration to operate; would provide broad and difficult to ...[read more]
August 13, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Russia's Constitutional Court on Tuesday received the first official complaint against the country's new law which requires political non-governmental organizations (NGOs) receiving funding from abroad to register as "foreign agents." Kostroma Center was fined 300,000 rubles (USD $9,000) for ...[read more]
June 7, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The UN released a letter on Thursday from UN human rights experts voicing their concern that two Russian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been charged by Russian prosecutors following their involvement with the UN Committee against Torture. The Anti-Discrimination Centre Memorial in St. ...[read more]
June 4, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted 43 foreign and domestic non-governmental organization (NGO) employees of promoting democracy in Egypt without proper documentation and of receiving funds from abroad in violation of Egyptian law. Those convicted include Europeans, Egyptians, other Arabs and ...[read more]
May 28, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi sent a bill to the country's interim parliament on Monday that would regulate non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The most recent draft allocates wider financial autonomy to civic associations and NGOs. According to presidential aides, the bill does not require ...[read more]
May 16, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Three UN independent experts on Tuesday urged authorities in Russia to revise a law that is having "obstructive, intimidating and stigmatizing effects" on the country's non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-commercial organizations (NCOs). The law, adopted in November, requires NGOs and ...[read more]

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