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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.

 

These pages only show information for this committee from the start of 2020 onwards. Earlier information can be found on the previous version of the UK Parliament website.

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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Thirteenth Report: The Government response to covid-19: freedom of assembly and the right to protest
HC 1328 / HL 252
Report
Response to this report
Fourth Special Report - The Government response to covid-19: freedom of assembly and the right to protest: Government Response to the Committee’s Thirteenth Report of Session 2019–21
HC 586
Special Report
First Report: Children of mothers in prison and the right to family life: The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Work Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (Legislative scrutiny)
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
HC 90 / HL 5
Report
Response to this report
Children of mothers in prison and the right to family life: The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
HC 585
Special Report
Fourth Special Report - The Government response to covid-19: freedom of assembly and the right to protest: Government Response to the Committee’s Thirteenth Report of Session 2019–21
HC 586
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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14 July 2021
Work Ministerial Scrutiny: Human Rights (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice at Ministry of Justice)
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
30 June 2021
Work Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Youth Justice (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Claudia Sturt (Chief Executive Officer at Youth Justice Board), and Hazel Williamson (Chair at Association of Youth Offending Team Managers)
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
30 June 2021
Work Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Youth Justice (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Pippa Goodfellow (Director at Alliance for Youth Justice), Dr Laura Janes (Legal Director at Howard League for Penal Reform), and Danielle Manson (Barrister at Garden Court Chambers)
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
PCS0021 - Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Witnesses Mr Edward Winfield (Retired at Headteacher Primary School)
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence
PCS0042 - Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Witnesses Women Against State Pension Injustice (WASPI) Campaign 2018
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence
PCS0081 - Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Witnesses Jane Eades
Committees Human Rights (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence

Contact us

The Committee is unable to look into individual cases

  • Email: jchr@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 2467 (General enquries) / 020 7219 8430 (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA