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Nemo iudex in causa sua

  1. Mar 28, 2009 #1


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    What is PF policy on mentors imposing infraction points for offensiveness against them?

    Natural justice normally requires that nobody should be a judge in his own cause … see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_justice
    This a fundamental principle of private law in the UK, and also I believe in Canada … I don't know about the USA.

    Accordingly one would expect that if a mentor is insulted, s/he would report it in the usual way, and another mentor would deal with it.

    Is that PF policy?

    If not, shouldn't it be?
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  3. Mar 28, 2009 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    The entire staff can view all infractions issued. If there any objections, the infraction might be reversed.

    Also, clear violations of the posting guidelines require no second opinons. If the call is somewhat subjective, often a mentor will post a question asking for opinions.
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