Thousands of the worst rapists and paedophiles can now seek to be taken off the sex offenders' register to protect their human rights.
In a landmark High Court ruling, judges said being on the register for life without any opportunity to challenge it breached an offender's rights.
Under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 a sex offender sentenced to 30 months or more "shall be subjected for life" to the register's notification requirements, without any review.
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.
They ruled it was incompatible with their Article 8 right to private and family life under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Once someone has committed a sexual offence then they are a sex offender - that can never be changed - why shouldn't that be noted somewhere for the entire life of that person? Once again, the "human-rights" of criminals is considered more important than the rights of the law-abiding.
And once again we have foreign laws determining what we can and can not do in our own country.