Partnership for Human Rights
Civil Society and National Human Rights Institutions
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
Association and Assembly in the Digital Age
Douglas Rutzen and Jacob Zenn
NGOs in Azerbaijani Legislation as Institutions
Bob Rae, Exporting Democracy: The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing a Good Idea
Reviewed by Edward T. Jackson
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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.
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