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

The notification requirements in Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (the Sex Offenders Register) constitute a disproportionate interference with Article 8 rights because they make no provision for individual review of the requirements.

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

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Press release on Supreme Court website

Oral ministerial statement, 'Statement on sex offenders' register' (16/2/11) - In response to the Supreme Court decision, the police will be given the power to remove a sex offender from the register; there will be no right of appeal.