Association

Association

The freedom of association is generally respected and CSOs are largely free to operate. Read more

Association

The Constitution guarantees the freedom of association in Article 11. Read more

Association

NGOs and human rights defenders in Mauritania work in extremely difficult circumstances and face significant risks when promoting rights or the protection of vulnerable groups. Read more

Association

The freedom of association is protected by Article 13 of the Constitution, with limitations on the grounds of defence, public safety, public morality, public order and public health. Read more

Association

Chapter 3 of the Constitution upholds the right of association. This right is largely realised, including for trade unions, although the government is sensitive about the expression of political and human rights dissent by civil society and has threatened and harassed CSOs on occasion. Read more

Association

The freedom of association is constitutionally enshrined and respected in practice. Read more

Association

Civil society organisations must register with the Interior Ministry while foundations face a double registration requirement, having to also register with the central body in the field of their operation. Read more

Association

Freedom of association is strictly controlled by the authorities, despite conditional constitutional protection of this right. Organisations whose activities are considered uncontroversial and non-political – such as those providing services to alleviate poverty – are generally allowed to operate freely. Read more

Association

Following the 2011 revolution and the overthrow of Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi, NGOs and civil society organisations briefly flourished in Libya. However, associational life has subsequently declined as a result ongoing persecution of activists and the departure of international donors. Read more

Association

Kenya’s constitution guarantees the right to freedom of association. In practice, the right is only partially respected. Unregistered societies are not legally permissible and the government has wide discretion in placing conditions upon NGO’s activities. Read more