A Treatise on Amendments to the Regulation on Non-profit Companies in Relation to Civil Society Organisations

On 7 July 2015, the Palestinian Council of Ministers passed a regulation, amending the Regulation on Non-Profit Companies No. 3 of 2010, which was promulgated by the government on 15 February 2010. The new regulation is designed to subject funding sources of Non-Profit Companies (NPCs) to government control and prior approval.

The new Regulation No. 8 of 2015 (NPC Regulation) comprises three articles. According to Article 1, it is a condition precedent that NPCs obtain prior approval from the Council of Ministers to receive grants, donations, and funding, and NPCs must provide reasons for the funding. Article 2 provides for repealing all previous laws or regulations that contradict provisions of the amendment Article 3 states that the NPC Regulation will enter into force on the date it is published in the Palestinian Official Gazette.

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