Do pedophiles have rights?

They have a right to a fair trial, of course but beyond that …

However,  as of today  people who believe children are sex toys will have the right to appeal against their inclusion on Britain’s sex offender register, says the Mail online.

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, says the story, going on’

 “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.”

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

Andrew Flanagan, chief executive of the NSPCC, is quoted as saying: 

“This is a concerning day for our justice system. Sadly, we are told this legal ruling cannot be overturned but the NSPCC’s view remains that paedophiles who have been put on the sex offender register for life must remain there as we can never be sure their behaviour will change.

‘There is no proven or recognised ‘cure’for adult sex offenders who abuse children and they must therefore always be considered a risk.”

Jon Newton –

 RSS feed

[Follow me on Twitter


Creative Commons License

(Content published under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)