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Defending Democracy

Inquiry

In 2024, there are expected to be over 70 elections around the world. As the UK approaches its next general election, JCNSS is launching its inquiry into ‘Defending Democracy’ to better understand how threats to the UK’s democracy may evolve and be addressed. This will primarily focus on the work of the National Security Council’s Defending Democracy Taskforce. 

Read the call for evidence for further details about this inquiry.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 29 March 2024.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Letter from the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy to the PM on Defending Democracy
Inquiry Defending Democracy
Correspondence

Oral evidence transcripts

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18 March 2024
Inquiry Defending Democracy
Witnesses Electoral Commission, and Electoral Commission
Oral Evidence
18 March 2024
Inquiry Defending Democracy
Witnesses Dr Mhairi Aitkin (Ethics Fellow in the Public Policy Programme at The Alan Turing Institute), Financial Times, and Ofcom
Oral Evidence
18 March 2024
Inquiry Defending Democracy
Witnesses Professor Rory Cormac (Professor of International Relations at University of Nottingham), and Pamela San Martin (Oversight Board for Meta)
Oral Evidence
Transparency International UK (DED0027)
TikTok (DED0053)
Snap Inc (DED0052)

Other publications

No other publications published.

Contact us

  • Email: jcnss@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8092/4043 (general / Commons enquiries) | 020 7219 6612 (Lords enquiries) | 020 7219 3138 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA