NETHERLANDS: According to new Ducth draft act, CSOs would be obliged to publish personal information of certain donors

(European Centre for Not-for-profit Law) In December 2018, the Dutch Ministry for Legal Protection published a draft Act on Transparency of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and opened it for consultations. The…

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NETHERLANDS: Draft bill on transparency of civil society organizations: foundations and associations must publish donations and financial data

(Meijburg & Co)  On December 21, 2018, the Minister for Legal Protection published the draft bill on the Civil Society Organizations Transparency Act. The proposal provides for, on the one hand, insight…

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Regulating Political Activity of Civil Society: a comparative analysis of regulation of civil society organisations’ “political activity” and international funding – Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Finland

(CIVICUS and Irish Council for Civil Liberties) Ireland has a vibrant and diverse civil society. An estimated 29,000 civil society organisations (CSOs), ranging from informal local non-profit groups to formally-registered national…

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NETHERLANDS: Open letter on violation of the right to freedom of assembly and conduct of law enforcement at an anti-Zwarte Piet protest

(ENAR) ENAR open letter to Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of The Netherlands and Ferdinand Grapperhaus, Minister for Security and Justice raising concerns regarding the conduct of Dokkum local authorities and police…

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