Association

Lhotshampa minority remain displaced and their electoral rights restricted

While the elections in 2018 and the formation of a third new government since the introduction of democracy in 2008 has been seen as positive for the country, the Lhotshampa minority group continued to be denied any engagement with the election process. Read more

Lhotshampa minority remain displaced and their electoral rights restricted

Association

People in Italy are free to form and join associations and this right is guaranteed by law. Read more


Association in Ecuador

CSO operations in Ecuador were governed by Executive Decree No. 16 of 2013, which granted the government wide discretion to deny applications or dissolve organisations. Read more


Association

Article 14 of the Constitution stipulates that the people shall have the right to freedom of association. Read more


Association

The freedom to form associations is respected in law and in practice without restriction. Read more


Association

Human rights defenders face harassment and threats, including from government officials, undermining their ability to work independently. In December 2013, the Ministry of the Presidency expelled the Danish NGO IBIS Education for Development, an organisation supporting indigenous groups, citing political interference in national matters. Read more


Association

Independent CSOs are denied legal status in Cuba. In accordance with the 1985 Law on Associations, the government will not register any new organisations that are not supervised by the state. Read more


Association

People have the right to form and join associations without interference but there are several laws that affect civil society operations. Read more


Association

The freedom of association is a constitutionally protected right and is respected in practice. Numerous organisations in Costa Rica are active with substantial involvement in policy making, official consultations and social policy implementation. Read more


Association

Although the right to freedom of association is not set down in Australia’s laws, in practice tens of thousands of civil society organisations operate freely. In recent years, refugee rights and environmental organisations have come under increased scrutiny and pressure from the government and powerful business interests. Read more