This is an extract from a news report on the BBC website
Thousands of sex offenders in England and Wales are set to be given the right to appeal against having to register with the police for life.
Home Secretary Theresa May said the government would make the “minimum possible changes” to comply with a 2010 Supreme Court ruling.
She said ministers were “appalled” by the ruling and the bar for appeals would be set as “high as possible”.
Sex offenders will only be able to appeal 15 years after leaving prison.
The Supreme Court ruled that denying offenders the right of appeal was incompatible with their human rights.
Only individuals sentenced to more than 30 months for a sex-related crime are required to register with police for life.