Association

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

There is limited space for CSOs to operate due to the armed conflict in many parts of the country, though associational rights are technically guaranteed in the provisional Constitution.
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Association

State and non-state actors regularly attack, intimidate and judicially harass human rights defenders. Read more


Association

Article 20 of the Constitution guarantees the freedom of association, with exceptions on the grounds of public order, safety, health and morality. Read more