Global Assault on CSOs Reaches Crisis Point as New Laws Curb Vital Human Rights Work

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Governments across the world are increasingly attacking CSOs by creating laws that subject them and their staff to surveillance, nightmarish bureaucratic hurdles and the ever-present threat of imprisonment. Amnesty International’s new report: Laws Designed to Silence: The Global Crackdown on Civil Society Organisations reveals the startling number of countries that are using bullying techniques and repressive regulations to prevent CSOs from doing their vital work. The report lists 50 countries worldwide where anti-NGO laws have been implemented or are in the pipeline. Read more here.

Source: Amnesty International

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