Commentary

9 Human rights and charitable status

CHARITIES AND CHARITABLE GIVING vol 6(2)
| Commentary

9 Human rights and charitable status

| Commentary

9 Human rights and charitable status

The Human Rights Act 1998 incorporates into English law the main provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights1. It also underlies the extension of recreational charities to include those providing facilities for men and boys as well as those focusing on the needs of women and girls2. Quite apart from the fact that the advancement of human rights is expressly recognised under the Charities Act 2011 as a type of charitable purpose3, the Act has implications for the general work of the Commission. It provides that all primary and subordinate legislation, whenever passed,

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