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I wrote about this on December 19, on the Survey-International Travel After IML topic. No one has responded to it in two weeks, but maybe someone is interested in paying attention now. Here is a copy of the last mentioned entry on the aforementioned thread:

“Something that I think is being missed on this thread is changes in sex offender laws in various countries. Often we make plans for travel based only upon whether registrants will be allowed into the country, but there should be other considerations. Consider this fact: Poland is part of the EU and Schengen. Registrants can go there, but did you know that the harshest sex offender laws of Europe may be found in Poland since 2010. It is law in Poland that a sexual assault against a child under age 15, or in the case of incest, or repeated crimes, can be forcibly castrated. It is the only European country that allows this. Some others, like France, Spain, and Czech Republic allow for voluntary castration, but in Poland it can be forced. EVEN IF ONE HAS COMPLETED THEIR SENTENCE. Let’s say that an applicable registrant goes to Poland on vacation and gets arrested for some non-sex related crime (say getting into a fistfight in a pub), could that registrant be in danger of having this law applied against them? I don’t know, but I wouldn’t want to find out. Poland also has two SORegistries. One with limited accessibility and another one that is public (child related offenses would be on the public). Do you know the reporting requirements in Poland? I don’t. Here is a link about the castration law.
I think we need a full workup of sex offender laws to go along with the RTAG information and other information that we glean from registrants reporting their travels. Foreign sex offender laws are in flux, and we need to know the risks before making travel decisions.”

154 pages long with 5 per page. Their registry doesn’t look so bad. As far as I can tell it didn’t give an exact address, but then again I don’t read polish like it has a spot for it but it’s blank on all all the people I that could see.

“A criminal who hurts children should face severe consequences. Not only a long sentence, but the loss of anonymity”

So they are saying that their registry is a punishment modeled after the US.

This can’t be legal under the EU’s right to be forgotten. Unfortunately this isn’t the first time that the Polish Prime Minister has defied them.

Dear Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, ALL people have committed sins. ALL people are HUMANS. Do not degrade your country as the U.S. has with outrageous and meaningless registries. They don’t work in the U.S. or any country. At the very MOST, have a registry ONLY accessible to law enforcement as any public registry will be a waste of your tax payers money and will only create FEAR in the minds of your citizens who will become vigilantes against the registrants, hurting their families who did nothing. Again, I remind you, PEOPLE, ALL PEOPLE, ARE HUMAN and deserve to be treated as such.

I think Poland is trending towards identifying their sex offenders with color-coded triangles, and then when that does not work, maybe set up a campground for all their sex offenders. Why not also give them a free train ride to the free campground and free showers?