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Joint Committee On Human Rights Publications

Joint Committee On Human Rights - Third Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 19 January 2004.


Terms of Reference


Government Bills drawn to the special attention of each House

1 The Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill


The scheme of the Bill

New or extended criminal offences

Assessing the credibility of a claimant for asylum or for admittance on human rights grounds

Withdrawal of support from claimants whose asylum claim has failed

Additional investigatory powers for immigration officers


New system for handling appeals

States which are "safe" for restricted descriptions of people

Removal and detention pending removal

Removal of power to grant bail

Deportation or removal: co-operation

Electronic monitoring

Controls over immigration advisers


General matters

Remedies for violations of Convention rights: the relationship between clause 10 of the Bill and section 7 of the Human Rights Act 1998

Rights to appeal and "safe countries"

2 The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill


The scheme of the Bill

Non-molestation orders

Harassment: restraining orders

Causing or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable adult

Arrest for assault

Limiting trial by jury


Disclosure of information

Bills not drawn to the attention of either House

3 Government Bills

4 Private Members' Bills

5 Private Bills

Formal Minutes


Appendix 1: The Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill

Appendix 2: The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill

Public Bills Reported on by the Committee (Session 2003-04)

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