How to Strangle Civil Society – and to resist?

Time: 10:10-11:10

Across the world we see a clampdown on organizations reporting on human rights, and a much used strategy in the repertoire of coercive measures is to introduce new NGO-legislation tightening the conditions for organizations that are considered political, including restrictions on foreign funding. Cases include Russia, India, Egypt, Angola, Kenya and many other. How is this affecting the democratic processes in these societies, and what are the strategies for countering this development.

Moderator: Kendra Dupuy (CMI)

Participants include: Pavel Chikov (Agora, Russia), Marja Hinfelaar (Director SAIPAR, Zambia), Mulumba Moses (CEHURD, Uganda).

Free and open to all.

The seminar is a part of the Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation 2017. See full program for the 2017 Bergen Exchanges.

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