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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.

 

Committee news

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Joint Committee on Human Rights to hear from those whose right to a family life has been undermined by long lockdown
Human rights implications of long lockdown in mental health units scrutinised
11 January 2021
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Committee take evidence on freedom of expression
Joint Committee on Human Rights looks at issues such as whether everyone has freedom of speech and who has it and who doesn’t?
8 December 2020
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Human rights implications of long lockdown inquiry launched
Joint Committee on Human Rights examines the impact of lockdown restrictions on human rights
30 November 2020
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights and Women and Equalities Committee endorse appointment of Baroness Falkner as Chair of EHRC
Report published on the appointment of the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
27 November 2020
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Joint Committee to hear from the Lord Chancellor about the Government’s human rights plans
Secretary of State to be questioned on a number of topics including Government plans for the Human Rights Act, Judicial Review and Supreme Court
17 November 2020
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Human rights of Black people not equally protected, say Committee
Joint Committee on Human Rights publish their Report Black People, Racism and Human Rights
11 November 2020
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Pre Appointment Hearing for Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Women and Equalities Committee and Joint Committee on Human Rights hold joint evidence session
10 November 2020
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Legislative Scrutiny: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill report published
Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill does not do enough to safeguard human rights against state-sanctioned crime, says Joint Committee on Human Rights
10 November 2020
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Inquiry launch: Freedom of Expression
Committee launches new inquiry, Freedom of expression
6 November 2020
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Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill is unjustifiable, ineffective and will prevent justice from being done, say Joint Committee on Human Rights
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes Report on Legislative Scrutiny: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
29 October 2020
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Internal Markets Bill undermines human rights protections
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes report on Internal Markets Bill
22 October 2020
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Joint Committee on Human Rights takes evidence on the value of judicial review as an enforcer of human rights
Joint Committee on Human Rights hears from experts and practitioners in the legal system
9 October 2020
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Committee to question MoD Ministers
Committee to question MoD Ministers on the human rights implications of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
2 October 2020
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Committee calls for evidence on the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill
Committee to explore the human rights implications of the Bill introduced into the House of Commons this month
30 September 2020
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Committee to take evidence on the human rights implications of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
Committee to hear from witnesses about the potential human rights implications of this bill
25 September 2020
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Committee publishes proposed amendment to new Government Coronavirus lockdown measures
Joint Committee on Human Rights has published a draft amendment to the motion required under the Coronavirus Act
22 September 2020
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The Government must urgently consider the human rights implications of COVID-19 measures, says Joint Committee on Human Rights
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes report on the Government's response to COVID-19: human rights implications
21 September 2020
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Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes research ahead of evidence session on Monday on whether black people feel their human rights are protected
Committee to take evidence from ClearView Research on whether black people feel their human rights are protected
7 September 2020
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Committee calls for evidence on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
Joint Committee Human Rights launches new inquiry
27 July 2020
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New inquiry: Impact of racism on black people's human rights
Joint Committee on Human Rights launches new inquiry
21 July 2020
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