The Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee on Wednesday urged Germany to abolish the surgical castration of sex offenders, warning that the operation could amount to "degrading treatment".
Germany offers sex offenders aged over 25 the option of surgical castration or orchiectomy
Human Rights is worried about Germany allowing the voluntary castration of 5 sex offenders per year?!
But it is not degrading to imprison men for possession of movies of nude or even fully dressed 15 year olds (Knox vs. USA), or for consensual sex with a 17 year old girl friend. Where they are falsely labeled child sex offenders or worse, child *rapists. Such offenders disgust common violent criminals who tend to single them out for punishment by frequent anal rape
"Surgical castration is a mutilating, irreversible intervention and cannot be considered as a medical necessity in the context of the treatment of sexual offenders.
According to the report, authorities in Germany cited the low reoffending rate for those who have opted for physical castration in their defence of the practice.
Of 104 people who were operated on between 1970 and 80, only 3% have reoffended, compared to 46% of the 53 others who refused castration or who did not secure expert approval for the operation. […] The Czech Republic is the only other of the 47 Council of Europe member states which gives sex offenders the option of physical castration. Council of Europe urges Germany to abolish castration
Only 104 people getting surgical castration in a decade? In spite of very low re-offending rate? Which is not only good for his victims, but for the offender himself who can live a normal life out of jail and without guilt.
DALLAS (AP) – Frightened victims-rights advocates tried desperately last year to find a way to fulfill convicted child molester Larry Don McQuay’s request to be castrated.
McQuay swore he’d molested more than 200 children. He declared he was "doomed to eventually rape then murder my poor little victims to keep them from telling on me."