Court rejects challenge over sex register

THE Supreme Court yesterday rejected a Home Office challenge to rulings that it breaches the human rights of rapists and paedophiles to be on the sex offenders register for life with no chance of review.

Two convicted sex offenders went to the High Court in 2008 where judges ruled that their "indefinite" registration with no right of review was "incompatible" with their rights to privacy.

This decision was upheld by three judges at the Court of Appeal last year.

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Now five Justices of the Supreme Court, the highest in the land, have unanimously dismissed the Home Office challenge.