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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 visit committees before 2020, inquiries before 2020 or publications before 2020.

2 current inquiries

Inquiries allow committees to consider oral and written evidence on a particular topic. They usually result in the publication of a report.

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Latest publications

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Letter to the Lord Faulkes QC, Chair of the Independent Review of Administrative Law, regarding the Committee's submission to the Independent Review into Administrative Law, dated 20 October
Work Judicial Review and enforcing human rights (Non-inquiry session)
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
HC 871
Members’ Attendance 2019-21 (as at 5 October 2020)
Attendance statistics
Response from Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, regarding amendments to the UK Internal Market Bill, dated 10 October

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The Committee is unable to look into individual cases

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