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civic space scan

This report and research behind it set out to present the first assessment against the “practical recommendations for the creation and maintenance of a safe and enabling environment for civil society, based on good practices and lessons learned’ report of the United Nations Human Commissioner for Human Rights. The recommendations outline good practices for promoting and protecting civic space based on lessons from different parts of the world. This assessment provides evidence against the recommendations. It is the first assessment report targeting civil society enabling environment at the sub-national level. The assessment provides all stakeholders- United Nations Human Rights Council, civil society organisations in and...

Civil Society Regulatory Framework in Nigeria

The Executive Summary The purpose of this research is to better understand the current landscape of civil society regulations in Nigeria, to contribute to and bring knowledge to national conversations on civil society regulations and to examine best practices and tools for self-regulation. More specifically it aims to:Advance knowledge and understanding of the legal and institutional regulatory frameworks affecting CSOs’ operations, citizen participation, access to government data, and engagement in policy and governance processes. Advance knowledge and understanding of relevant regulatory policies, barriers, and facilitators, with variation by states Data was gathered to address research questions in two steps, first a database of statutory civil society regulations was created...