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Joint Committee On Human Rights - Ninth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 28 April 2003.


Terms of Reference



1 Introduction

2 The case for and against further delay

Would a Commissioner add value to existing mechanisms?

Could a Commissioner make a difference?

The right to life

The right to education

The right to protection from mental or physical violence

Awareness of and compliance with human rights

Participation by children in decisions that affect them

Can the Commissioner's role be defined with sufficient clarity?

3 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes

List of Reports


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