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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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Sixth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (Parts 7 and 8): Sentencing and Remand of Children and Young People
Work Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Youth Justice (Non-inquiry session)
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
HC 451 / HL 73
Letter from Chris Philp MP, Minister for Immigration Compliance and Justice, regarding the Home Office’s immigration bail pilots and whistleblowing review, dated 20 August 2021
Letter from Victoria Atkins MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Safeguarding), regarding the extraction of information from electronic devices, dated 14 September 2021
HC 91

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The Committee is unable to look into individual cases

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  • Phone: 020 7219 4710 (General enquiries) / 020 7219 8430 (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA