Well In France, you can't libel the dead

That is not the only legal step the dead can take in France, they can also get married.

In ease of bereaved pregnant fiancées, there is a procedure for them to be deemed married/the child to be treated as the marital child of the dead father/ inherit from the paternal grandparents.

you cn't libel the dead here either?

elvis wozza knut!

so if somebody is declared dead and people say things about them.

 

and then they returned. and weren't in fact dead.

 

would you have libelled them or not 

 

nice little earner for lucan when he comes back

 

Hang on the article says that in France you can libel the dead?

wooooah

Is that your impression of a ghost/someone coming back from the dead?

image rights persist for the deceased in germany and some US states as well (CA but not NY as I recall from the time I tried to do a musical based on a dead famous)

“In ease of bereaved pregnant fiancées, there is a procedure for them to be deemed married/the child to be treated as the marital child of the dead father/ inherit from the paternal grandparents”

This seems perfectly fair, and would be well replicated in this country tbh.

Clubman’s question is interesting. Is the rule that libel cannot be committed against the dead, or is it that the dead can bring no action for libel?

the mormons I think allow the ancestors of the dead to be converted to mormonism post mortem.  this is why so many of the genealogy web resources are run by the mormons.

You can't libel the dead in England either.  Which is why I can say with absolute confidence that M Khan was bent.