Civic Space Guardian
Civic Space Guardian is an initiative developed by the Foundation Legislative Directory during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the purpose of monitoring the regulations implemented in the context of health emergency that affect civic space in Latin America and the Caribbean. Each regulation is evaluated using two indicators: impact and probability of entry into force. The oversight seeks to make visible situations in which the protection of public health occurs at the expense of the constitutional order.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- civil society
- democratic innovation yields no decision