Seen as this is a guideline for the person of contact in how to approach a conversation about sexual harassment we understand that it is important to emphasize that you should believe them when they inform you of such harassment. However, this statement goes against the value that we should place concerning the right to be held innocent unless proven otherwise. According to the universal declaration of human rights article 11 everyone has the right to be presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Since this declaration is such a fundamental base for how we treat one another and the aforementioned statement goes against this principle, we propose the deletion of this sentence. It is sufficient to state "believe what the person tells you" in this guideline.
|Motion:||INTERNAL RULES OF PROCEDURE|
|Proposer:||DWARS (decided on: 07/17/2019)|