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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.

 

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Committee to take evidence on  Government’s Independent Review of the Human Rights Act 
MPs and Peers to consider the impact of the Human Rights Act on the enforcement of human rights in the UK
23 March 2021
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"Put protesting on the same footing as communal worship," says committee
The Joint Committee on Human Rights has urged the Government to put the right to protest in England during the lockdown on the same footing as the right to picket and the right to take part in communal worship.
19 March 2021
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Committee to take evidence on Government’s Independent Review of the Human Rights Act
Committee to question witnesses on the impact of the Human Rights Act on the policies and practices of public authorities
16 March 2021
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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Committee calls for evidence on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.
15 March 2021
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Human Rights Commissions questioned on enforcement of human rights across the UK
The Joint Committee Human Rights questions the chairs of the UK’s three National Human Rights Institutions
8 March 2021
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No case for reform of the Human Rights Act, says Joint Committee on Human Rights
Committee publishes its response to the Government’s Independent Human Rights Act Review
4 March 2021
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Fixed Penalty Notices and Protest during long lockdown examined by MPs
The Joint Committee on Human Rights will hear from legal experts and police representatives about how the pandemic is currently being policed.
23 February 2021
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Government response to Joint Committee on Human Rights Report on Black people, racism and human rights
Government response to Joint Committee on Human Rights Report on Black people, racism and human rights published
11 February 2021
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Ministers pressed on rights of those in care homes, hospitals and prisons
The Joint Committee on Human Rights have written to Matt Hancock and Lucy Frazer on the impact of long lockdown to those in care homes, hospitals and prisons.
3 February 2021
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Brenda Hale to give evidence to parliamentary committee on merits of the Human Rights Act
Committee to hear from Baroness Hale on the inquiry into the Government’s Independent Human Rights Act Review.
2 February 2021
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Former Attorney General and Supreme Court President to be questioned
The Joint Committee on Human Rights will examine the Government’s Human Rights Act Review.
22 January 2021
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Call for evidence: The Government’s Independent Human Rights Act Review
Committee launches new inquiry The Government's Independent Human Rights Act Review
21 January 2021
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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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