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Submitted by G.Vishvas (Germany), Aug 6, 2008 at 04:40

To sammish

An international law is just a strong recommendation. If such a law is advocated or discussed then we shall also know who opposes it and why. Even such debates are revealing.

Actually why should anyone want to oppose a law that recommends that part (say 20 - 30 %) of a book (in the field of sociology, politics, religion etc.) be written by those who are criticised in that same book. It is a question of equality of chance to both sides. The attacker may have more means at his disposal than the one who is attacked. If the attacked person or group can express themselves in that same book then a certain chance-equality is achieved.

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