Moldova’s parliament has recently adopted a law that states that the punishment for violent paedophile offences will be the chemical castration. This will be applied for both Moldovan citizens as well as foreigners who are found guilty of such offences.
The procedure involves hormone taking which will suppress the production of testosterone for three months therefore leading to a decreased sex drive. The new law will be enforced starting July the 1st and is not new among the laws of the European countries. Poland introduced a similar law in 2009 and both Germany and Czech Republic are using the practice of surgically castrating sex offenders.
Amnesty International condemned the decision saying that “lawmakers have undermined the basic right to physical and mental integrity, i.e. the right not to be tortured or ill-treated in any form.”