Charities Law Political Purpose Trusts

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What is the leading case in this area?
McGovern v AG (1982)
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What happened in McGovern?
Case involved Amnesty International. It had four main aims, two of these however were deemed to be political by the courts. Held there was no charitable trust if main purpose is to secure change in UK or foreign law!
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Name the case involving animal testing
National Anti-Vivisection Society v IRC [1948]. Trust established cause of opposing animal testing. Although this was held to be a political purpose. In addition there was arguably some public benefit from vivisection.
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In which case is some form of exception given?
AG v Ross [1985], In Hoffman J's obiter dicta discussion he notes there is a dividing line; charitable trusts discussing political issues CAN be valid
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What happened in Re Hopkinson (1949)?
A gift was made for the advancement of adult education along the lines of the Labour Party memorandum. It was held to be: 'political propaganda masquerading as education'
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What was the name of the case involving a gift to Wilton Park?
Re Koeppler's Trust [1986], gift upheld as charitable because it promoted greater co-operation in Europe and was not allied to any political party!
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