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The International Journal
of Not-for-Profit Law

Volume 15, Issue 2, December 2013

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

Table of Contents

Letter from the Editor

Ethics, Morality, and Aid

Ethical Responsibilities of Human Rights NGOs

Elizabeth Griffin

Charity, Reciprocity, and the Moral Law

Todd Breyfogle


Czech Republic Senate Declines the Act on Public Benefit Status

Petr Jan Pajas

Special Regulation for Third-Sector Broadcasting: Is It Necessary?

Fernando Mendez Powell

Maina Kiai's Second Thematic Report Focused on Foreign Funding Restrictions

Gabrielle Gould

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Editorial Board

Letter from the Editor

In this issue, the International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law explores some of the moral and ethical aspects of aid and the institutions that provide it. Elizabeth Griffin, Professor and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Human Rights at O.P. Jindal Global Law School, sets forth questions for human rights NGOs to consider in the course of formulating and evaluating their ethical responsibilities. Drawing on literature as well as philosophy, Todd Breyfogle, Director of Seminars for the Aspen Institute, reflects on the relationship among charity, reciprocity, and the moral law.

We also feature three additional articles. Petr Jan Pajas, a consultant in civil society affairs and an external lecturer at the Charles University in Prague, analyzes the status and the prospects for legislation on public benefit status in the Czech Republic. Legal practitioner Fernando Mendez Powell asks to what extent third sector broadcasters ought to be regulated differently from other broadcasters. Finally, Gabrielle Gould, a JD and MSFS student at Georgetown University, provides an overview of UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai's second thematic report.

We are grateful to the journal Conversations on Philanthropy for permission to reprint Todd Breyfogle's essay. As always, our gratitude also goes out to the authors of our articles for sharing their expertise.

Stephen Bates
International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law


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