Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Assembly calls for inputs for his report on the challenges faced by CSOs to access resources
The Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément N. Voule has announced a call for inputs for his report to be presented at the 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. He will dedicate his thematic report to the study of the trends, developments, and challenges regarding the ability of civil society organisations (CSOs) to access resources, including foreign funding.
Noting that the right to freedom of association encompasses the right to seek, receive and use resources from domestic, foreign, and international sources, the Special Rapporteur highlights that access to resources is crucial to the existence and operations of CSOs. He therefore requests inputs relating to the key trends and challenges affecting the ability CSOs to access resources, including foreign funding, and to the legislative, administrative, policy, or regulatory measures that have been adopted in recent years that affect the ability of CSOs to access resources, including foreign funding.
Submissions can be made to [email protected] by 18 February 2022 in English, French or Spanish, and should speak to the questions set out in the call for inputs around state practices, donor practices, and recommendations. Member States, civil society organisations, national human rights institutions, academics, international organizations, and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to respond.
- The call for inputs can be accessed here.
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