“The absence of a right of review at any time of notification requirements imposed under s 82(1) and Sch 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 was a disproportionate interference with an offender’s rights under art 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. As a matter of principle, an offender was entitled to have the question whether the notification requirements continued to serve a legitimate purposes determined on a review; and the case for granting a declaration of incompatibility pursuant to s 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998 was even stronger in the case of young offenders than in the case of adult offenders. However, restriction on travel included in notification requirements did not infringe art 4 of Directive 2004/38.”
WLR Daily, 24th July 2009
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