Friday, April 29, 2016

Legal restrictions on NGOs

Just about everyone is doing this these days. Or at least the countries with governments that have a hard time tolerating criticism of their regime are doing it. Aside from China, Off the top of my head, I can think of the following nations that have recently passed or are passing legislation to restrict foreign-funded NGOs from operating in their country: Russia, Kazakhstan, Israel, Venezuela, Vietnam, India.

I would guess there are a lot more (alas, I can't keep up with the politics of most countries) and there definitely seems to be a fad for NGO crackdowns world wide.