Sex offender register for life ‘breaches rights’ of rapists and paedophiles – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 24th, 2009 in human rights, news, proportionality, sexual offences by sally

“Placing rapists and paedophiles on the sex offenders register for life with no chance of review breaches their human rights, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2009


Regina (F) v Secretary of State for Justice – Times Law Reports

Posted January 23rd, 2009 in law reports, proportionality, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

Regina (F) v Secretary of State for Justice
Regina (Thompson) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Queen’s Bench

“In the absence of any mechanism for review, placing an offender on the sex offenders register indefinitely was a disproportionate interference with the right to respect for private and family life.”

The Times, 23rd January 2009


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Public Protection, Proportionality and the Search for Balance – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 27th, 2007 in human rights, proportionality, reports by sally

“This report examines how courts in the UK and Europe respond when human rights and security appear to conflict. It compares cases from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and the European Court of Human Rights, and examines how human rights are applied and how courts use the concept of proportionality to mediate conflicts between rights and security.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th September 2007