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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 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
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Committee recommends amendments to Judicial Review and Courts Bill
Committee publishes their report, Legislative scrutiny: Judicial review and Courts Bill
7 December 2021
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New powers to pushback and criminalise Channel crossings breach UK’s human rights obligations, JCHR finds
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes report on the National and Borders Bill (Part 3) – Immigration offences and enforcement
1 December 2021
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Reforms to asylum decision making and child age assessments in Nationalities and Borders Bill investigated
Joint Committee on Human Rights session focuses on the asylum decision making process and age assessments
16 November 2021
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Equal access to bereavement benefit welcome but flaws remain
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes report on Proposal for a draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021: discrimination against cohabiting partners
12 November 2021
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End to historical discrimination in nationality law welcome but Nationality bill may fail to protect rights of stateless children
Committee publishes their report, Legislative Scrutiny: Nationality and Borders Bill (Part 1) – Nationality
9 November 2021
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Chair urges Care Minister and CQC to redouble efforts to end blanket bans on care home visits
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes correspondence to the Government and Care Quality Commission
5 November 2021
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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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