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The International Journal
of Not-for-Profit Law

Volume 4, Issue 1, September 2001

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

Table of Contents

Letter from the Editor

Corporate Philanthropy and Social Responsibility in Latin America

La Filantropia Empresarial: Un Deber Moral, Social y Legal
por Antonio L. Itriago Machado y Miguel Angel Itriago Machado

Conference Report on the "Simposio de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial en Las Américas"

Corporate Social Responsibility Conference

Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility

New Web Site to Encourage Social Responsibility


Trends in Self-Regulation and Transparency of Non-Profit Organization in the U.S.
By Robert O. Bothwell

ICNL'S Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe: One Year Later
By Radost Toftisova

An Overview of Issues in Charity Litigation in Malaysia 2001
By Mary George

Charity, Politics and the Human Rights Act 1998: Chasing a Red Herring?
By Graham Moffat

Case Notes

Asia Pacific:

Central and Eastern Europe:

Latin America:
The Bahamas

Middle East and North Africa:

North America:
The United States

Western Europe:
The Netherlands
| Switzerland | Turkey

Country Reports

Asia Pacific:
| Australia | Cambodia | East Timor | Indonesia | Malaysia | New Zealand

Central and Eastern Europe:
Regional | Albania | Croatia | Hungary | Romania

Latin America and the Caribbean:
Regional | Argentina | Bermuda | Chile | Guatemala | Saint Lucia

Middle East and North Africa:
Egypt | Iran | Israel

Newly Independent States:
Armenia | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Moldova | Russia | Tajikistan | Ukraine

North America:

South Asia:

Sub-Saharan Africa:
| South Africa | Tanzania | Uganda

Western Europe:
Austria | Ireland | Scotland | Turkey | the United Kingdom

The London School of Economics Conference | The United Nations Global Compact

Self-Regulation Reports

The Humanitarian Accountability Project

New Publication on Transparency and Accountability

Tazania's First National NGO Forum Disucsses a Draft Code of Conduct

The United Kingdom:
Reports on Developments with Respect to Self-Regulation in the UK


Charity Law Matters
By Ronan Cormacain, Kerry O'Halloran, Arthur Williamson
Reviewed by Karla Simon


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Editorial Board

Self-Regulation Reports

Tanzania’s First National NGO Forum Discusses a Draft Code of Conduct

In July 2001 TANGO, the Tanzanian NGO umbrella organization, held the first ever National NGO Forum for Tanzania. The Forum was attended by NGOs from all over Tanzania, and by government officials, including the Permanent Secretary in the Vice President’s Office, who oversees the NGO Bureau. There were speeches by donors, describing their funding programs, a discussion of tax legislation (led by Lee Irish and Karla Simon of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law), a discussion of NGO capacity-building (led by T.S. Muyoya of MWENGO), working groups on a variety of practical issues, and a very successful NGO fair. Led by the Chief Executive of TANGO, Mary Mwingira, the Forum was an excellent opportunity for Tanzanian NGO leaders to come together and express their concerns.

One of the issues at the Forum was the draft Code of Conduct, presented by TANGO for discussion. The Code is based on extensive research by TANGO staff into other codes of conduct in Africa (Botswana, South Africa, and Ethiopia, for example) as well as in Europe and the US. While it is not yet complete and must go through a lengthy consultative process, this first effort to establish a code of conduct for NGOs in Tanzania.


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