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On this page you will find relevant reports, guidelines, handbooks and other resources published by ODIHR and other stakeholders. 



Human Rights Defenders


Protection Manual for Human Rights Defenders
, FrontLine, 2007. 
http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/files/en/Front%20Line%20Protection
%20Handbook.pdf
 

Front Line Handbook for Human Rights Defenders: What protection can EU and Norwegian Diplomatic Missions offer?, FrontLine, 2007.
http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/files/en/Front%20Line%20Handbook
%20for%20Human%20Rights%20Defenders%20What%20protection
%20can%20EU%20Diplomatic%20missions%20offer_0.pdf 

Security and protection of human rights defenders, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders, 2009, http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G10/100/12/PDF/
G1010012.pdf?OpenElement
 

Human Rights Defenders: Protecting the Right to Defend Human Rights, OHCHR FactSheet No. 29, http://www.ohchr.org/EN/PUBLICATIONSRESOURCES/Pages/FactSheets.aspx 

Steadfast in Protest - Annual Report 2010, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, http://www.fidh.org/IMG/pdf/2010/OBS2009UK-full.pdf 


NGO Legislation


Guidelines for laws affecting civic organizations
, Open Society Institute, 2004.
http://www.icnl.org/knowledge/pubs/Guidelines.pdf

Service and Accountability—Public Hearing Manual, National Democratic Institute, 2009, http://www.ndi.org/files/Service%20and%20accountability%20Public%20
Hearing%20Manual.pdf
 

Defending Civil Society: A Report of the World Movement for Democracy, co-authored by INCL and the World Movement for Democracy, 2008, http://www.wmd.org/documents/Defending%20Civil%20
Society%20-%20English.pdf
 


Freedom of Association


The right to freedom of association under the European Convention on the protection of human rights and Fundamental freedoms
, ICNL, 2006.
http://www.icnl.org/knowledge/pubs/freedom_association_
sourcebook_2006_eng.pdf

Freedom of Association Under Threat: The New Authoritarians' Offensive Against Civil Society, Freedom House, 2008, http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=383&report=74 

Guiding Principles on Non-Governmental Organizations, US Department of State, 2006, http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/shrd/2006/82643.htm 

Enabling Civil Society: Practical Aspects of Freedom of Association, Public Interest Law Institute, http://www.pilnet.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52:enabling-civil-society&catid=29:books&Itemid=53 


Activities


Political Activities of NGOs: International Law and Best Practices, ICNL, 2009.
http://www.icnl.org/knowledge/pubs/Political%20Research_eng.pdf


Role of NGOs


The Role of Civil Society organizations in Regulating business, ESRC Center for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, The London School of Economics and Political Sciences, 2004.
http://www2.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/units/CARR/pdf/DPs/Disspaper26.pdf 


Participation in Decision-making


Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-Making Process, Council of Europe, 2009, http://www.coe.int/t/ngo/Source/Code_English_final.pdf


Financing
 

International Investment Treaty Protection of Not-for-Profit Organizations, ICNL, 2007, http://www.icnl.org/knowledge/pubs/BITNPOProtection.pdf 

Laws And Other Mechanisms For Promoting NGO Financial Sustainability, David Moore for ICNL, http://www.icnl.org/knowledge/pubs/Financial_Sustainability.pdf

NGO Sustainability in Central Europe: Helping Civil Society Survive, Open Society Institute, 2005,
http://lgi.osi.hu/publications/2005/292/NGO_Sustainability_in_Central_Europe.pdf