UNITED KINGDOM: Activists are being charged under terrorism laws for the first time in Britain – this sets a dangerous precedent (UPDATED)

Update 2021: In January 2021, the convictions of the Stansted 15 were overturned on appeal. Read more here. Update 18 March 2019: On 26 February, HM Courts and Tribunal Service…

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IRELAND: Interview with The Wheel – Civic actors were crucial to respond to the crisis 

Towards a partnership approach between the State and the civic sector Read our interview with Ivan Cooper from The Wheel, one of the seven laureates from the Civic Pride Awards…

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NETHERLANDS: Court decisions on climate activists uphold freedom of assembly standards
Climate change protestors demonstrate in front of the Dutch parliament in The Hague (EPA)

NETHERLANDS: Court decisions on climate activists uphold freedom of assembly standards

- Analysis by ECNL, published on 27 November 2020, accessible here On October 22, 2020, the Subdistrict Court of Amsterdam decided on seven criminal cases following the Extinction Rebellion Netherlands…

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LITHUANIA – Protest over LGTBI rights; Government praised for milestone NGO funding support

Article originally published on 29 September 2020 at CIVICUS Monitor. COVID-19 measures In an attempt to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lithuanian government announced a national lockdown on 16th March…

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FRANCE – Unjustified Ban On Protest During Pandemic; Charlie Hebdo Faces Attack Again

Civic space report produced by European Civic Forum to CIVICUS monitor. Association Impact of COVID-19 on CSO sector The Mouvement Associatif reported to the CIVICUS Monitor that associations working in solidarity and social…

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