Joint Committee on Human Rights to hear from those whose right to a family life has been undermined by long lockdown
11 January 2021
On Wednesday 13 January at 3pm the Joint Committee on Human Rights will be hearing from witnesses about the human rights implications of long lockdown in mental health units and prisons, as well as care homes.
- Watch Parliament TV: The Government's response to covid-19: human rights implications of long lockdown
- Inquiry: The Government's response to covid-19: human rights implications of long lockdown
- Joint Committee on Human Rights
Following on from the Committees inquiry “The Government’s response to Covid-19: human rights implications”, the Committee have launched an inquiry into “The Government’s response to Covid-19: human rights implications of long lockdown”.
During this session, the Committee will be re-visiting problems covered in their previous inquiry, including the detention of young people who are autistic and/or have learning disabilities and the rights of the children of mothers in prison, and will be hearing from witnesses whose right to a family life (Article 8 ECHR) has been personally affected by the long lockdown in these settings, as well as campaigners.
Wednesday 13 January
- John, husband of a care home resident
- Helen Wildbore, Director, Relatives and Residents Association
- Matt Clifton, Chief Executive, bemix
- Alison, mother of young person detained in an Assessment and Treatment Unit
- Alexis Quinn, Rightful Lives
- Sarah Burrows, Children Heard and Seen
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