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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.


12 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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Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Justice relating to the Victims and Prisoners Bill
Work Legislative Scrutiny: Victims and Prisoners Bill (Legislative scrutiny)
Correspondence to the Minister for Enterprise, Markets and Small Business relating to the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, dated 25 August
Work Legislative Scrutiny: Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill 2022-2023 (Legislative scrutiny)
HC 1088
Correspondence from the Ministry of Justice relating to adverse judgments from the ECHR and UPR, dated 25 July
HC 1088

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The Committee is unable to look into individual cases

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  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA