By way of brief context, it is necessary to note that it is well established that the legal framework within which non-profit organisations (“NPOs”) operate must be consistent with international human rights law.  This is due to the acceptance, by way of a Resolution from the United Nations General Assembly, that “everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, to promote and to strive for the protection and realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms at the national and international levels.”  It is trite that the right to freedom of association serves as a vehicle for the exercise of many other civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.