The Expert Council on NGO Law of the Conference of INGOs has just published a review on international standards relating to reporting and disclosure requirements for NGOs. The review is prepared against the background of the perceived trend of Member States imposing onerous reporting and disclosure requirements on NGOs. It is hoped that this publication will provide a useful guideline to Member States, NGOs and other interested parties as to the permissible scope of a State’s interference in this respect. While individual reporting and disclosure obligations might seem unproblematic on face value, difficulties might arise either from the level of detail required, the burden resulting from the accumulation of requirements and the way in which NGOs reporting and disclosure obligations are portrayed by public authorities. Read more here.
Source: Council of Europe