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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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Committee examines if new powers to repel migrant boats break human rights law
Committee to examine the human rights implication of the Nationalities and Borders Bill
19 October 2021
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New inquiry: The right to family life: adoption of children of unmarried women 1949-1976
The Joint Committee on Human Rights launches a new inquiry
23 September 2021
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Lengthy sentencing for children and young people risks breaching human rights law
JCHR calls for rethink of Sentencing Bill
23 September 2021
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New inquiry: Protecting Human Rights in Care Settings
The Joint Committee on Human Rights examines whether the human rights of residents are respected in care homes
21 September 2021
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Voter ID law must be shown to be necessary and proportionate
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes legislative scrutiny of the Elections Bill report
2 September 2021
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Nationality and Borders Bill: Legislative Scrutiny
The Committee undertakes legislative scrutiny of the Nationality and Borders Bill
26 July 2021
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Joint Committee on Human Rights calls for written submissions on the draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021
Committee calls for written submissions on the draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021
22 July 2021
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Lord Chancellor questioned on Human Rights Act reforms 
Joint Committee on Human Rights examines implications of the Ministry of Justice’s legislative and policy agenda
13 July 2021
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Human Rights Act Review: Do not risk UK’s constitutional settlement and enforcement of rights by amending Act, urge MPs and Peers
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes report on the Government’s Independent Review of the Human Rights Act
8 July 2021
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Joint Committee on Human Right reports on unauthorised encampments clauses of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
2 July 2021
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Human rights implications of the youth justice proposals in the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill examined
Joint Committee on Human Rights explores the implications for the human rights of children of parts of the Government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
29 June 2021
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Government plans to change law to restrict demonstrations breach human right to protest, says JCHR
Committee publishes report Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, Part 3 (Public Order)
22 June 2021
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Committee takes evidence on Judicial Review and Human Rights
JCHR Committee take evidence from Lord Faulks QC
15 June 2021
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Electoral Integrity Bill: voter protection or voter suppression?
Joint Committee on Human Rights examines the Legislative Scrutiny of the Electoral Integrity Bill
25 May 2021
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Proposals to criminalise unauthorised encampments and strengthen police powers examined
Joint Committee on Human Rights explores legislative scrutiny of Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
18 May 2021
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Judges must consider interests of child when sentencing mother, urges Committee
The Joint Committee on Human Rights tables new clauses to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to protect right to family life of children when their mother is sentenced.
14 May 2021
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Change the law now to ensure end to blanket bans on care home visits, urges Joint Committee
Committee publishes its report, Care homes: Visiting restrictions during the covid-19 pandemic
5 May 2021
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Legislative scrutiny on Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Protests
Joint Committee on Human Rights scrutinises the Government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Protests
27 April 2021
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Joint Committee on Human Rights: Every Fixed Penalty Notice issued under coronavirus Regulations must be reviewed
New report by Committee says fixed penalty notices (FPNs) are muddled, discriminatory and unfair
27 April 2021
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Minister questioned on human rights implications of long lockdown
Joint Committee on Human Rights seeks to understand the differing interpretation of lockdown rules
20 April 2021
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