Commentary

64 Human rights and charity administration

CHARITIES AND CHARITABLE GIVING vol 6(2)
| Commentary

64 Human rights and charity administration

| Commentary

64 Human rights and charity administration

The Human Rights Act 1998 has no direct effect on the activities of charity trustees unless (of course) the charity was itself established for the advancement of human rights1 or is a public authority under Section 6(3) of the Act2. Charities which are clearly public authorities include, for example, those that perform civil marriages or burials, are academies, provide educational facilities through the local education authority or undertake a housing function which substitutes for that of a local authority. Even if a charity is a public authority for certain purposes, it is not treated

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