Friday, August 31, 2012

Paedophiles given right to challenge being placed on the sex offenders register

Thousands of rapists and paedophiles will be able to appeal against their inclusion on the sex offender register from today, despite concerns from the NSPCC that they must ‘always be considered a risk’.

Ministers were forced to change the law after the Supreme Court ruled two years ago that it was a breach of offenders’ human rights to be put on the register for life with no review.

The government estimates that around 1,200 sex offenders could be eligible for review every year.

Home Secretary Theresa May said she would make ‘the minimum possible changes to the law’ to comply with the Supreme Court ruling. Read More