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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 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)
Correspondence
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
Report
Response from Department of Health and Social Care on the number of autistic people and/or people with a learning disability who have contracted and died from Covid-19
Inquiry The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
HC 265
Correspondence

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  • Email: jchr@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 2797 (General enquries) / 07565 202054 (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA