A recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights stated that sex offenders should not be required to continue registering each year without having their case reviewed to see if they still pose a threat.

Every case should be reviewed after ten years and each year thereafter, to reduce the workload of the police having to monitor those who no longer pose a threat, or never posed a threat in the first place.

Why is this idea important?

Believe it or not, some people are wrongly convicted of sex offences, but are required to continue registering each year and for the rest of thier lives. They are also subjected to constant harrassment by the police carrying out home visits without a search warrant. This is a breach of Human Rights legislation.

Of course offenders who pose a continuing threat to public safety should be monitored, because in those cases they are likely to re-offend. 

Those who have been wrongly convicted are unlikely to offend in future, and should not therefore be required to continue registering.

Every case should be reviewed after ten years maximum, and each year thereafter, by a panel hearing evidence by the police and the alleged offender and/or his legal representative.

By reducing the number on the register it will allow police to spend more time monitoring those who pose more of a threat.

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