Southwood and Another v Attorney-General: CA 28 Jun 2000

An organisation set up to educate others as to the ways of ‘militarism and disarmament and related fields’ was not charitable. Whilst peace is to be recognised as worthy of promotion, the organisation was set up to persuade others of the views of those behind it. Pacifism as such was not necessarily in the public interest, and unless an organisation could demonstrate that its purposes were for the public benefit it was not entitled to charitable status, and it was not for the court to seek to express a view on the topic.


Gazette 20-Jul-2000, [2000] EWCA Civ 204




England and Wales


Updated: 20 May 2022; Ref: scu.89440