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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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Human Rights Committee to visit Rwanda
Joint Committee on Human Rights announces visit to inform its work into the human rights implications of the UK’s asylum strategy
22 February 2024
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Legislative scrutiny highlights human rights failings of Rwanda Bill
Joint Committee on Human Rights say the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill is fundamentally incompatible with the UK’s human rights obligations
12 February 2024
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Lord Sumption and Lord Sandhurst questioned on Rwanda Bill human rights implications
Lord Sumption and Lord Sandhurst questioned on Rwanda Bill human rights implications
22 January 2024
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More safeguards needed for interception of journalistic material – JCHR finds
The Government’s proposed Remedial Order would fail to provide adequate safeguards for journalistic material, a report has found.
13 June 2023
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Widespread human rights failings must be addressed in Illegal Migration Bill, Human Rights Committee finds
Joint Committee finds that the legislation would deny access to the asylum system to the vast majority of refugees coming to the UK
11 June 2023
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Committee Corridor: Rights at work and season update
In this series of Committee Corridor we’ve been looking at human rights and justice. Today, we’re updating you on the different issues we covered: modern slavery in the UK, the forced adoption of the children from unmarried mothers from the1940s-1970s, plans to reform the Human Rights Act and the critical issues facing the criminal justice system in England and Wales.
28 April 2023
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Ombudsperson system needs greater human rights focus but dedicated Human Rights Ombudsperson not needed – report finds
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes their report on a Human Rights Ombudsperson
28 March 2023
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Inquiry into Illegal Migration Bill launched – Home Secretary asked to appear before Committee
Joint Committee on Human Rights launches inquiry into the Illegal Migration Bill and asks the Home Secretary to appear before the Committee
16 March 2023
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Committee Corridor: A criminal justice system in crisis?
A significant backlog of Crown Court cases hitting more than 60,000 by September 2022; the highest rate of prisoners on remand for 50 years and court buildings in poor repair. Committee Corridor continues its series on human rights and justice, asking whether the criminal justice system in England and Wales in crisis.
16 March 2023
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Strikes Bill fails to meet human rights obligations - JCHR
Committee publishes their report on Legislative scrutiny: Strikes (Minimum Service Level) Bill 2022-23
6 March 2023
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Government responds to JCHR call for adoption apology
The Government responds the Joint Committee on Human Rights report, The Violation of Family Life: Adoption of Children of Unmarried Women 1949–1976.
3 March 2023
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Committee Corridor: Does the Human Rights Act need to be reformed?
In the latest episode of Committee Corridor, Joanna Cherry is joined by guests Professor Francesca Klug, Baroness Sarah Ludford and David Simmonds MP to discuss the impact of the landmark 1998 Human Rights Act and Government proposals to reform how human rights are protected in the UK. Its focus is the question: does the Human Rights Act need to be reformed?
2 March 2023
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Committee Corridor: Heart-breaking trauma of adoption practices between 1949-76 laid bare in latest episode
Episode three looks at the trauma from the adoption of children of unmarried mothers
16 February 2023
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Inquiry launched into human rights at work
Joint Committee on Human Rights to examine how human rights are protected at work.
10 February 2023
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TUC questioned on human rights impact of Strikes Bill
TUC questioned on human rights impact of Strikes Bill
7 February 2023
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Committee Corridor: Modern slavery in the UK
Welcome to a brand new season of Committee Corridor. Last season we looked at the cost-of-living crisis, and how it affects everyone living in Britain. This season we turn our attention to what select committees are doing to ensure that human rights of everyone in the UK are protected.
2 February 2023
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New series, new host: Committee Corridor podcast returns on February 2
The third series will be hosted by the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Joanna Cherry MP
30 January 2023
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Committee urges Government not to proceed with the Bill of Rights Bill 
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes Bill of of Rights Bill report
25 January 2023
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JCHR launches inquiry into new strike legislation
Joint Committee on Human Rights launches inquiry into new strike legislation
20 January 2023
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Dominic Raab questioned on Bill of Rights Bill
Human Rights Committee hears from Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab
12 December 2022
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