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 April 21, 2010  Court, Non-U.S.

Richard Ford reports:

Two sex offenders today won the right to challenge their lifetime inclusion on the sex offender register after complaining that it breached their human rights.

The ruling in the Supreme Court opens the way for hundreds of other sex offenders placed on the register for life to seek to have their details removed.

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The court did not say that the register itself was illegal, saying that it was entirely reasonable and lawful to monitor someone for life if they were assessed to be a danger to society.

Mike Pemberton, solicitor for JF, said that his client had challenged the law because he wanted a fair chance to show the authorities that he had reformed.

Read more in Times Online.

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