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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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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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Joint Committee on Human Rights to take evidence on  Visiting in care homes
Committee continues to explore the Government’s response to covid-19 and the human rights implications of long lockdown
13 April 2021
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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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