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Greenpeace, political purposes – “There and back again”; Reflections on New Zealand charity law

Abstract
The political purpose doctrine, a key part of the charity law landscape for many common law jurisdictions, has been subject to much judicial and academic criticism over the years. Its continued influence on the charity sector in relation to whether or not charities can operate effectively, or indeed, whether they may lose their registered status, gives rise still to such criticisms. It is against this backdrop that this article critically assesses the doctrine in light of newly-emerging decisions from the New Zealand courts that have fundamentally changed the charity law landscape from a national perspective, and considers some of the issues associated withthis newly-evolved doctrine. Thus, what can besaidisthatNewZealandcharity law jurisprudence is evolving and this article provides some useful insights in to contemporary charity law issues predominantly through the New Zealand lens as but one legal approach, and also compares some of these issues against two international perspectives.
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Journal Article
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2022-12-21
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De Gruyter
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© 2022 The Author. This work is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 licence.