Code of Conduct at events

Ian Jackson ijackson at
Thu Nov 11 13:35:10 UTC 2010

Martin Wuertele writes ("Re: Code of Conduct at events"):
> Ian Jackson <ijackson at> [2010-11-10 12:32]:
> > Adrian Bunk writes ("Re: Code of Conduct at events"):
> > > Public denouncing of non-convicted people is a violation of Human 
> > > Rights.
> > 
> > Nonsense.
> Article 12
> No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy,
> family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and
> reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against
> such interference or attack

What that means is that you can sue for libel.

> > > I'd expect a code of conduct to also disallow publically accusing other 
> > > people of crimes.
> > 
> > Ridiculous.
> Article 11
> (2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any
> act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national
> or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a
> heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time
> the penal offence was committed.

You have completely misunderstood that article.  That's the
prohibition against retrospectively making things crimes.

who has the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the wall above
the mantelpiece in his living room

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