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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 go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

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 from Lucy Frazer QC MP, Minister of State for Justice, regarding report on the review of operational policy on pregnancy, Mother and Baby Units and maternal separation, dated 30 July
HC 518
Letter to Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, regarding the right to life (Article 2 ECHR), dated 28 July
Inquiry The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
HC 265
Letter to Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Home Secretary, regarding the issue of statelessness, dated 22 July

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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