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Human Rights (Joint Committee)

Joint Select Committee

The Joint Committee on Human Rights consists of twelve members, appointed from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, to examine matters relating to human rights within the United Kingdom, as well as scrutinising every Government Bill for its compatibility with human rights.


These pages only show information for this committee from the start of 2020 onwards. Earlier information can be found on the previous version of the UK Parliament website.

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Latest publications

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Letter to Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Leader of the House of Commons, regarding Scrutiny of Bills by the Joint Committee on Human Rights, dated 29 March
Response from Peter Wyman CBE DL, Chair, Care Quality Commission, regarding guidance on care home visiting, dated 23 March
Inquiry The Government's response to covid-19: human rights implications of long lockdown
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
HC 1004
Fifth Special Report - Democracy, freedom of expression and freedom of association: Threats to MPs: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2019
HC 1317
Special Report

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The Committee is unable to look into individual cases

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  • Phone: 020 7219 2467 (General enquries) / 07565 202054 (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA