Sunday, July 29, 2012

UN Human Rights Series

This FDC given to me by Merja has stamps on it that highlight two important articles of the UN Human Rights Charter, namely Articles 11 and 12. These articles are enunciated in French on the two tabs attached with the stamps. These stamps and the FDS were issued on 16.11.1990. A brief description of these articles is given below.

Article 11.
(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
(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.

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 attacks.

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