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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.


Latest publications

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Correspondence from Rt Hon Edward Argar MP, Minister of State for Justice to the Committee to regarding the Publication Of Lay Observers’ National Annual Report 2022-2023
Correspondence from the Committee to Rt Hon Alex Chalk KC MP Secretary of State for Justice regarding the Sentencing Bill
Correspondence from the Committee to the Rt Hon Edward Argar, MP Minister for Prisons, Parole and Probation regarding the UK – Philippines Prisoner Transfer Agreement

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