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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] I've just been made aware through the email list of Un Ponte Per (Bridge to [Iraq]) that decree no. 45, made by Bremer on the 27th of November, is raising concerns among NGOs and advocacy groups because of restrictions it places on both the development of Iraqi civil society and the functioning of NGOs within Iraq (whether IRaqi or foreign.) In the discussion of the decree by Un Ponte Per, they express concern that various clauses within the decree (calling for such things as official registration with the CPA of all NGOs or civil society groups, or proof that groups come under certain categories and not others) consitute a violation of the right of association and of civil liberties in general, not to mention a violation of international rules governing the behaviour of occupying forces. [Un Ponte Per invites people to visit their website at www.unponteper.it, where there is extensive analysis of the decree, but in Italian.] The original decree is at http://www.cpa-iraq.org/regulations/20031201_CPAORD45.pdf and at http://www.cpa-iraq.org/CPA_contact.html, you can send emails directly to Governer Bremer to protest the content of this decree. Perhaps the United Nations is also a good place to send emails of disaproval... Best, Rachel Laurence _______________________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk