Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai files amicus brief challenging NGO regulations in Bolivia

Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai has filed an amicus curiae brief in the Constitutional Court of Bolivia, arguing that a national law and an executive decree regulating the operations of non-governmental organizations breach the international right to freedom of association.
The brief, which was submitted on May 13, 2015, was the first official court filing in the UN expert’s project to advance the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association through the use of litigation in national and regional courts. The project began in Oct. 2014 and aims to encourage the application of international law norms at the domestic level.
The full press release and the brief itself (in English and Spanish) are available on our website via the following link: http://freeassembly.net/rapporteurpressnews/bolivia-amicus/

Final-AC_Bolivia-ENG

http://hrdaindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Final-AC_Bolivia-ENG.doc

New installment in the UNSR’s factsheet series: Civil society’s ability to access resources

UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai’s factsheet series: An installment on civil society’s ability to access resources.

The factsheet, which summarizes the Special Rapporteur’s 2013 report to the Human Rights Council, is available at the following link: http://hrdaindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Funding-report-factsheet-final.pdf