July 24, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 24, 2011, the South Korean Ministry of Justice announced the enactment of a law allowing the use of chemical castration on sex offenders convicted of attacking children under the age of 16 years old. Earlier that month, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a similar bill calling for ...[read more]
July 24, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 24, 2011, the South Korean Ministry of Justice announced the enactment of a law allowing the use of chemical castration on sex offenders convicted of attacking children under the age of 16 years old. Earlier that month, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a similar bill calling for ...[read more]
July 12, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On July 12, 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a bill calling for the involuntary chemical castration of those convicted of sexual offenses against children. This was the second time that the topic had been raised by Medvedev; he initially proposed requiring the procedure to be ...[read more]
July 2, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Amnesty International Moldova (AI) on Monday urged the Center for Human Rights of Moldova to assess the constitutionality of a new law that allows chemical castration of anyone found guilty of violent pedophilia. The new law, which took effect on Sunday, was unanimously introduced and passed by ...[read more]
February 23, 2012
by Jamie Reese
The Council of Europe's (COE) Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Punishment (CPT) published a report Wednesday rejecting the practice of surgical castration as a means of treatment for sexual offenders. In Germany, surgical castration as a means for treatment must be ...[read more]
February 9, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Russian State Duma on Tuesday approved legislation imposing stricter penalties for individuals convicted of sex offenses against minors. The legislation, initiated by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, prohibits probation and sentence deferrals for perpetrators and provides that repeat ...[read more]
July 24, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
The South Korean Ministry of Justice announced on Sunday that it has enacted a law which allows the use of chemical castration on sex offenders convicted of attacking children under the age of 16 years old. The bill passed in the National Assembly last year 137-13 with 140 legislators declining to ...[read more]
July 12, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a bill on Tuesday calling for, among other penalties, chemical castration of individuals convicted of sexual offenses against children. The bill, which seeks to deter such crimes, was sent to the State Duma, the lower house of Parliament, for further ...[read more]
December 25, 2006
by Kate Heneroty
A recent UK Home Office report prepared for Prime Minister Tony Blair details the country's first increase in crime since the mid-1990s and predicts a massive 25% increase in its prison population over the next five years, according to the Sunday Times. The report also observes a growing gap be... ...[read more]

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