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Charity law in Fiji

Lakshmanan, Chaitanya (2002) Charity law in Fiji. Queensland University of Technology QUT, Brisbane . [Working Paper]

Abstract

Very little has been written on charitable laws in Fiji to date. Most of the organisations in Fiji seek incorporation under the pre-independence legislation dealing with charities, the Charitable Trusts Act (Cap 67). This Act is the basis of this paper. The key provisions of the Act are discussed in this paper. Recently serious questions have been raised on the status of charitable bodies with the de-registration of one of the registered charities (the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (CCF)) for political activity. This paper also provides an insight into the CCF ‘saga’, which goes to the ‘heart’ of the Act and examines the serious questions that are raised in interpreting the provisions in the Act. In the concluding part, various issues of reform in the charity sphere are also proposed.

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ID Code: 49995
Item Type: Working Paper
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Keywords: Charity, Law, Fiji
ISBN: 1864355921
ISSN: 1447-1213
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 01 May 2012 11:21
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2013 10:31

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