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Parliamentary questions
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17 August 2017
E-005203-17
Question for written answer E-005203-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Hilde Vautmans (ALDE)

 Subject:  Chemical castration in the EU
 Answer in writing 

A number of EU Member States make use of chemical castration. In most countries chemical castration cannot be imposed as a compulsory penalty but can be prescribed by criminal courts as one of the conditions for sentence reduction or release.

In Poland, however, it has been possible since 2009 to sentence sexual offenders to compulsory chemical castration.

Can the Commission state which EU Member States make use of chemical castration, either as a condition for release or sentence reduction, or as a compulsory penalty?

In those countries where chemical castration is voluntary, how often is it prescribed? Can the Commission also state how often chemical castration is actually used?

How often is chemical castration used in those countries where it can be imposed as a compulsory penalty?

Original language of question: NL 
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