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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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Second Report - Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, Part 3 (Public Order)
Work Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (Legislative scrutiny)
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
HC 331 / HL 23
Response from Michelle Donelan MP, Minister for Universities, regarding the return of students to campuses, dated 11 June
Response from Victoria Atkins MP, Minister for Safeguarding, regarding Part 3 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, dated 8 June
HC 91

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The Committee is unable to look into individual cases

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  • Phone: 020 7219 2467 (General enquries) / 020 7219 8211 (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA