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Germany: New Law Allows Consumer Class Actions

(July 31, 2018) On July 17, 2018, a new law to allow consumer class actions (“model declaratory proceedings”) was published in Germany’s Federal Law Gazette. The Act will enter into force on November 1, 2018. (Gesetz zur Einführung einer zivilprozessualen Musterfeststellungsklage [Act to Introduce Civil Model Declaratory Proceedings], July 12, 2018, Bundesgesetzblatt [BGBl.] [FEDERAL LAW GAZETTE] […]

Israel: Government Declares Northern Branch of Islamic Movement Unlawful

(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 17, 2015, the Israeli government’s Security Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, declared the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel to be an illegal organization. (Press Release, Prime Minister’s Office, Security Cabinet Decides to Outlaw the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel (Nov. 17, 2015).) […]

Egypt: Council of Ministers Issues Decree Classifying Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Organization

(Apr. 17, 2014) On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree No.579-2014 [in Arabic], 14 AL JARIDAH AL RASSMAYAH (Duplicate (d)) (Apr. 9, 2014).) The Muslim Brotherhood organization […]

Indonesia: Law on Mass Organizations

(July 11, 2013) On July 2, 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed long-debated draft legislation on civic organizations by a vote of 311-50; there were 199 legislators who did not vote. (Rancangan Undang-undang Republik Indonesia … Tentang Organisasi Kemasyarakatan [Draft Law of the <?Republic of Indonesia Concerning Civic Organizations] (July 2, 2013), Indonesia House […]

Zambia: New Law to Regulate NGOs

(Sept. 2, 2009) It was reported on August 26, 2009, that Zambia's Parliament passed into law the 2009 NGO Bill, to regulate the activities of non-governmental organizations that operate in Zambia. The law has been sent to the President for his assent. (NGOs Fear Law Will Hobble Their Activities, IRIN, Aug. 26, 2009, available at […]

Liechtenstein: Reformed Law of Private Foundations

(Sept. 8, 2008) On August 26, 2008, Liechtenstein promulgated the Act Reforming the Persons and Companies Act, which introduces a new Act on Foundations. The Reform Act (Gesetz über die Abänderung des Personen-und Gesellschaftsrechtes, June 26, 2008, 220 LIECHTENSTEINISCHES LANDESGESETZBLATT (LGBL) (Aug. 26, 2008), available at will become effective on April 1, 2009. However, […]