Apr. 2, 2013, 11:34 AM
Dutch Court Says Pedophile Club [!] Cannot Be Outlawed
"A Dutch court has ruled that the pedophile club Martijn cannot be outlawed, Michael van Poppel of BNO news reports.
Martijn is a Dutch association that advocates the social acceptance of pedophilia and the legalization of sexual relationships between adults and children.
In June 2012 a Dutch court deemed the group to be illegal and ordered it to disband immediately. Prosecutors had successfully argued that the club's work and ideas were contrary to public order and morality — especially since the harmful effects of child sexual abuse infringe upon the rights and interests of children.
On Tuesday the court found, on appeal, that "the activities of the association are contrary to public policy, but that there is no threat of social disruption."
The ruling echoes a June 2011 decision that the club's activities were not illegal under Dutch law because even though men associated with the club — including its former chairman — have been charged with possessing child pornography, the crimes weren't committed in connection with the club.
Tuesdya's ruling noted that the club does not provide any "tips and tricks" for adults to have sex with children."
Appeal court reverses ban on pro-paedophile lobby group
Dutch Court Says Pedophilia Advocacy Group Martijn Can Continue
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Public prosecutor to challenge lifting of ban on pro-paedophile group
"The public prosecution department is to appeal to the high court over a lower court decision to overturn a ban on pro-paedophile lobby group Stichting Martijn.
Last week, the appeal court in Leeuwarden ruled the foundation, which campaigns for legalised sex between children and adults, cannot be banned because its existence does not threaten to cause social disruption.
A civil court in Assen last year banned group Stichting Martijn, saying what the foundation does and says about sexual contact between adults and children contravenes the accepted norms and values in Dutch society.
The public prosecution department said on Monday evening it would take the matter to the high court. It says the existence of the foundation does cause social disruption and should therefore be banned.
Meanwhile, political parties CDA and ChristenUnie are preparing draft legislation which would have the foundation banned by law."
April 6, 2013
The Limits of Sex Advocacy
"The Daily Beast reports a fascinating story from the Netherlands. It goes to the heart of a freedom of expression issue that remains incredibly controversial. Can – and should – you be free to advocate paedophilia? [sic] Or rather ‘inter-generational sex’ [IGS including minors, actually]? It is a question that a Dutch court answered affirmatively this week.
At the heart of the case was a Dutch campaign group called Vereniging Martijn."
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Dutch paedophile club to fight their ban at the European Court of Human Rights
"The recently banned group believe they are being denied the right to freedom of speech."