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Espionage legislation

Legislative scrutiny

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is calling for evidence on a number of forthcoming Bills. Whilst the Committee will undertake some scrutiny of all public Government Bills, it will focus its scrutiny on those Bills which are likely to engage significant human rights issues.

The Committee has selected Espionage legislation as one of its priority Bills for this parliamentary session. The Committee considers that the Bill set out in the Government's Legislative Programme for 2019-21 is likely to raise significant human rights issues.

Get involved

Submissions of no more than 1,500 words are invited from interested groups and individuals on:

  • Any significant human rights issues raised or likely to be raised by the Bills identified above
  • Whether the Bills could do more to enhance the protection of human rights.

Short submissions drawing the Committee's attention to human rights issues raised by any other Bills in the Government’s legislative programme are also welcome on a rolling basis. 

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Wednesday 23 December 2020.

Read the call for evidence before submitting

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Contact us

The Committee is unable to look into individual cases

  • Email: jchr@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 2797 (General enquries) / 07565 202054 (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA