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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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JCHR examines case for establishing human rights ombudsperson
The Joint Committee on Human Rights holds the opening session of a new inquiry
27 June 2022
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Government creating hostile environment for peaceful protest, report finds
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes legislative scrutiny of the Public Order Bill report
17 June 2022
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Committee examines human rights implications of Rwanda asylum agreement
Committee examines the human rights implications of the UK’s asylum partnership agreement with Rwanda
6 June 2022
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Nadhim Zahawi questioned over calls for Government apology for historic ‘forced adoption’ cases
Joint Committee on Human Rights hears from Secretary of State for Education
24 May 2022
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Care Minister questioned on protecting human rights in care settings
Joint Committee on Human Rights examines a range of issues relating to human rights in care settings
16 May 2022
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Impact of Human Rights Act reforms on Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales examined
The Joint Committee on Human Rights continues its inquiry into Human Rights Act reform with an evidence
9 May 2022
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CQC and NHS questioned on protecting human rights in care settings
Joint Committee on Human Rights examines protecting human rights in care settings
21 March 2022
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Ongoing legacy of historic adoption practices revealed in published evidence
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes first tranche of written evidence
18 March 2022
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Register now for adoption roundtable event
Committee to hold an event to hear from mothers whose babies were taken away for adoption in the 1950s, 60s and early 70s
17 March 2022
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Committee hears from mothers and adopted people in historic adoption inquiry
Joint Committee on Human Rights examines whether adoption processes respected the human rights of the mothers and children
16 March 2022
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Human Rights in care settings inquiry hears views from representatives of care providers
The Joint Committee on Human Rights continues its inquiry into protecting human rights in care settings taking evidence from care providers and experts.
8 March 2022
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Mental capacity and protection of human rights in care settings examined
The Joint Committee on Human Rights continues its inquiry into the protection of human rights in care settings
22 February 2022
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Committee examines how Government reforms could change human rights protections in the UK
The Joint Committee on Human Rights continues its inquiry into proposed reforms of the Human Rights Act
8 February 2022
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Justice Minister questioned on proposed Human Rights Act reforms
Joint Committee on Human Rights hears from Lord Wolfson of Tredegar QC
31 January 2022
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Committee investigates proposals to reform the Human Rights Act
The committee hears evidence from the former Justice of the Supreme Court and academic experts in constitutional law and human rights
25 January 2022
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Asylum reforms would undermine UK’s human rights obligations
Committee publishes their report on Legislative Scrutiny: Nationality and Borders Bill (Parts 1, 2 and 4) – Asylum, Home Office Decision-Making, Age Assessments, and Deprivation of Citizenship Orders
19 January 2022
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Committee examines impact of Covid visiting restrictions on human rights of care home residents
Joint Committee on Human Rights hears from two witnesses with close relatives in the care system during the Covid pandemic
11 January 2022
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Nationalities and Borders Bill risks failing victims of modern slavery
Joint Committee on Human Right publishes report on Legislative Scrutiny: Nationality and Borders Bill (Part 5)—Modern slavery
21 December 2021
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JCHR examines historic treatment of unmarried mothers in adoption inquiry  
The Committee will examine the adoption practices that led to unmarried mothers putting their child up for adoption.
14 December 2021
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Dominic Raab questioned on Government human rights priorities
Committee to question Dominic Raab MP in an evidence session examining the Government’s priorities for human rights
7 December 2021
Total results 295 (page 1 of 15)