In the absence of any real evidence that such measures are necessary the provisions are simply unwarranted and amount to a serious breach of an individual’s right to a private life in accordance with Article 8 ( 1 ) of the European Convention of Human Rights .
The Regulatory Impact Assessment supporting these statutory changes offers little support for any proposition that this change would add anything to effective monitoring or reducing offender’s recidivism.
As a result it amounts to further invasion in an individual’s right to a private life.
The Claimant does not challenge the general notification requirements or other amendments to the previous statutory notification scheme.
There are likely to be a number of other claimants coming forward to bring challenges against these provisions .
The Claimant is represented by Mark Newby of QualitySolicitors Jordans
His Counsel is Matthew Stanbury of Garden Court North Chambers, Manchester (0161 236 1840). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org