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British Sex Offenders Win Human Rights Claim

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Two convicted sex offenders today won groundbreaking rulings that their "indefinite" registration on the sex offenders register with no right of review is "incompatible" with their human rights.

The test cases of teenager "F", who cannot be identified, and an adult, Angus Thompson, came before three judges at the High Court in London.

Lord Justice Latham, Mr Justice Underhill and Mr Justice Flaux held the current registration scheme wrongly denied them the chance to prove in a review that they no longer posed a risk of reoffending.

The judges ruled both applicants were entitled to declarations that the scheme was incompatible with their Article 8 right to private and family life under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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