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Bahrain: Court Decision Dissolves a Well-Known Shi’ite Non-Governmental Organization

(Aug. 2, 2012) On July 9, 2012, the Court of First Instance of Bahrain issued a decision dissolving “The Islamic Work Association,” considered to be one of the best known non-governmental organizations in Bahrain. In its decision, the court stated that the Association had violated the Bahraini Constitution by mixing religious, non-governmental work with political […]

Cambodia: Draft Law on NGOs

(Oct. 18, 2011) On October 14, 2011, a United Nations human rights expert criticized a draft Cambodian law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as potentially in violation of international law, notably the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. (Cambodian Draft Law on NGOs May Breach International Pact, UN Rights Expert Warns, UN NEWS CENTRE (Oct. […]

Israel: Free Information on Non-Profit Organizations

(Aug. 19, 2010) The Ministry of Justice of Israel has launched a comprehensive database for information on all non-profit organizations active in the country (currently over 30,000). The databank is based on a cooperation agreement between the government and a private company, and is said to “…reflect an approach of transparency that is based on […]