Public Access to Child Sexual Offender Information
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Canadian citizens deserve to feel safe, valued, and protected. The prevalence of sexual offences against children has been increasing as new technologies evolve and become more accessible.
Currently, the lack of access to information regarding child sexual offenders living in the community poses a threat to families and children across the country, leaving them vulnerable to possible reoffending by sexual offenders. Previous victims of sexual abuse, their families, and their entire community suffer long-term harm as a result of of sexual offending, the only way to bring some form of healing and feelings of safety is increased transparency
According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
21. 1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
2. Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.
22. Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co- operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
1. Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
2. In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
The National Sex Offender Registry Database must be made partially public for the prevention of future crimes against Canadian children. We demand to have the names and alias of convicted and registered sexual offenders by the Criminal Code, their locations as reported, and updated pictures and/or a physical description upon request at any/all registration offices across Canada. Convicted child sexual offenders do not share the same values, respects, and beliefs as the majority of Canadians, and therefore do not deserve the same rights to privacy. Canadians need this information to effectively protect children and decrease the likelihood of recidivism by child sexual offenders.
To effectively build safe, sustainable, and healthy communities, citizens require access to information regarding dangerous/violent convicted child sexual offenders to help prevent further victimization of children. Information is the most valuable tool a person can have to protect themselves with. Canada Creep List firmly believes that a public national sex registry will address part of the weakness and brokenness of the criminal justice system, will increase reporting compliance by sexual offenders, and will improve the confidence of Canadians in the justice system.
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