Convicted paedophiles in Macedonia face chemical castration

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Macedonia's parliament has adopted a bill imposing chemical castration on repeat offenders convicted of sexually abusing children – but the country's leading child protection group says the law is still too lenient.

The child protection group Megjasi, which had campaigned for the procedure to be imposed on paedophiles, said the penalty should be mandatory for first-time offenders.

On Monday Macedonian MPs voted to make penalties harsher for convicted paedophiles, increasing the maximum sentence to life imprisonment and imposing chemical castration on second-time offenders, with the procedure to be imposed on their release from prison.

The legislation also offers reduced prison sentences to first-time offenders agreeing to undergo the procedure voluntarily. Dragi Zmijanac, the head of Megjasi, said imposing the treatment after the first offence would prevent convicts from re-offending on release.
Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ion?CMP=twt_gu

The Republic of Ireland is extremely concerned at the proposed implementation of mandatory chemical castration. This is a fundamental abuse of human rights, will cause non-reversible damage including to those who are rehabilitated or wrongly convicted, and will not prevent further criminal incidents given paedophilia often has as much to do with psychological issues and a need for control as it has to do with sexual desire. We call on the Macedonian government to withdraw these plans immediately.
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The Republic of Botswana is concerned about this bill. Castration shouldn't be necessary to deter child sexual offenders, but we feel Macedonia's hard line approach to Pedophilia is a step in the right direction.
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The Kingdom of Spain: condemns Macedonia's act on this case. Fire cannot fight fire and the punishment must fit the crime. This is too far and has gorn beyond the act of deterrence and punishment. Spain recognises that paedophilia is immoral and evil but prison is a far better option.
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While Russia recognise that non-traditional sexual relationships are damaging to society, this method is disproportionate. I wonder if we could use this on other "non-traditional" relationships
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Germany is extremely worried about this new legislation and calls for the Macedonian government to revise their plans and to consult human rights groups and other specialists.
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The Syrian Arab Republic heralds this policy from Macedonia and would consider a similar policy itself. Why should those who repeatedly abuse our youth retain such instruments of pain and discomfort? We would also extend a hand to Macedonia in improving our mutually beneficial relationship.

The USA is ambivalent towards these measures, we empathise with why the Macedonian authorities have adopted them but we would err on the side of caution.
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(Original post by Cheese_Monster)
The Syrian Arab Republic heralds this policy from Macedonia and would consider a similar policy itself. Why should those who repeatedly abuse our youth retain such instruments of pain and discomfort? We would also extend a hand to Macedonia in improving our mutually beneficial relationship.

The USA is ambivalent towards these measures, we empathise with why the Macedonian authorities have adopted them but we would err on the side of caution.
OOC: Btw I have the bipolar here! Two nations so opposed and different it is so funny to read both! Lol I like this bit: "We would also extend a hand to Macedonia in improving our mutually beneficial relationship"!
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(Original post by Will95206)
OOC: Btw I have the bipolar here! Two nations so opposed and different it is so funny to read both! Lol I like this bit: "We would also extend a hand to Macedonia in improving our mutually beneficial relationship"!
OOC: love representing both of these nations, they're always at odds, it wouldn't be nearly as fun to represent the US and Israel for instance.


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(Original post by Cheese_Monster)
OOC: love representing both of these nations, they're always at odds, it wouldn't be nearly as fun to represent the US and Israel for instance.

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OOC: defo, good work the the SC btw! I like the way Russia uses the scored out format for contriveral statements...
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(Original post by Will95206)
OOC: defo, good work the the SC btw! I like the way Russia uses the scored out format for contriveral statements...
OOC: I love doing that, it allows me to play an exaggerated version of the country but still not be overly ridiculous in the real statements. With Russia it is quite easy I just bash America and homosexuals but most countries could do it all though but some would be harder. I like how blue meltwater does the DPRK, as he doesn't even have to strike through his comments but he matches the insane rhetoric quite well..
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Malaysia is outraged by this bill that proposes inhumane methods to deal with these criminals. We urge Macedonia to offer an alternative method of punishment that is harsh yet equally as effective.
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The DPRK finds the international outcry to this lenient punishment most amusing, and indicative of the the blatant moral decay experienced by most Western nations.
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MADAGASCAR, notwithstanding concerns about the inability to reverse this punishment should convictions prove incorrect, feels that such an approach to those who harm our youth, is proportionate. We commend Macedonia on the implementation of this law. Madagascar would consider something similar, including those convicted in Madagascar's fight to end 'sexual tourism' and the abuse of our youth by visitors to Madagascar.
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New Zealand wishes to express its concern over the nature of these plans. We hope that Macedonia will never commit to such an abhorrent scheme.

India is outraged at the simple consideration of such a vile scheme. We strongly condemn the bill and hope that such basic human rights will not be exploited in such an unnecessary manner.
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France urges Macedonia to prevent the use of chemical castration. We do not believe this is the correct sort of punishment for such crimes, no matter how deplorable. We hope to see a less extreme form of discipline for these criminals.
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Malaysia condemns Macedonia's inhumane treatment of criminals. We call for a change to these punishments.
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