R (F and Thompson) v SSHD [2008] EWHC 3170 (QB)

The indefinite nature of the notification requirements of Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (the Sex Offenders Register) is a disproportionate breach of Article 8: there is no opportunity for review in the case of young offenders; there is no entitlement to have determined the question of whether the notification requirement continues to serve a legitimate purpose.

Related judgments

R (F and Thompson) v SSHD [2010] UKSC 17


Hearing date 19/11/2008, Judgment 19/12/2008

LORD JUSTICE LATHAM, Mr Justice Underhill, Mr Justice Flaux

Hugh Southey (instructed by Stephensons solicitors) for F

Pete Weatherby (instructed by Irwin Mitchell solicitors) for Angus Thompson

Steven Kovats (instructed by Treasury solicitors) for the Secretary of State for Justice

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