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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.


For information about the work of committees before 2020 please go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

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Letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement regarding follow up information mentioned during the meeting on Monday 18 May, dated 27 May 2020
HC 265
Letter from Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, regarding legislation for contact tracing for Covid-19, dated 21 May 2020
Inquiry The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
4th Report - Draft Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020: Second Report
Inquiry Draft Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020: Second Report
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
HC 256 / HL Paper 62

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