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The International Journal
of Not-for-Profit Law

Volume 13, Issue 4, December 2011

A publication of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Table of Contents

Letter from the Editor

Partnership for Human Rights

Civil Society and National Human Rights Institutions
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Articles

Association and Assembly in the Digital Age
Douglas Rutzen and Jacob Zenn

Leadership and Collective Action in Egypt's Popular Committees: Emergence of Authentic Civic Activism in the Absence of the State
Jennifer Ann Bremer

NGOs in Azerbaijani Legislation as Institutions
Azay Guliyev

Book Review

Bob Rae, Exporting Democracy: The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing a Good Idea
Reviewed by Edward T. Jackson

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Editorial Board

Letter from the Editor

This issue of the International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law features a major article from the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative: a call for civil society to establish partnerships with national human rights institutions, including practical suggestions on how best to realize that goal. The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is an independent nongovernmental organization that works to foster human rights in Commonwealth nations. Next, Douglas Rutzen and Jacob Zenn of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law present a compelling argument that freedom of association and freedom of assembly must be protected online as well as in person. Jennifer Ann Bremer, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at American University in Cairo, examines the rise of civic activism in Egypt through the “popular committees” formed in early 2011 to provide security. Azay Guliyev explains how Azerbaijani law treats nongovernmental organizations; the author is Chairman of Azerbaijan’s Council on State Support for NGOs as well as a member of Parliament.  Finally, Edward T. Jackson of Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration reviews Bob Rae’s Exporting Democracy.

We are grateful to all of our authors for their timely and meaty analyses of issues affecting civil society. And we invite you to add your voice. IJNL welcomes manuscripts on challenges and opportunities facing civil society worldwide. For details, contact the editor.

Stephen Bates
Editor
International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law
sbates@icnl.org

 

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