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Law surrounding mandatory sex offender registration may have to be resolved at the SCC: law prof

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 2:04 PM | By Ian Burns

An Alberta superior court judge has declared a law that requires mandatory registration on the nation’s sex offender list unconstitutional, saying it casts too wide a net for offenders and removes discretion from judges and prosecutors when deciding whether an individual should be placed on the list.

In R. v. Ndhlovu 2018 ABQB 277, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Andrea Moen said amendments to the Criminal Code and the Sex Offender Information Registry Act (SOIRA) passed in 2011 which required individuals to be placed on the list if...