NCVO comment on Human Dignity Trust ruling in the Charity Tribunal
- Wednesday, 09 July 2014 16:39
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said:
'It was inevitable that recognising the promotion of human rights as a charitable purpose would lead us into some new territory. I believe the tribunal has made the right decision in this case. Charities have long done much to protect the most vulnerable around the world, in many different ways. Seeking to uphold the rights of those who are being persecuted strikes me as clearly within the realms of what the public might expect a charity to do.'