Joint Committee on Human Rights
The Joint Committee on Human Rights is appointed
by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to consider matters
relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding
consideration of individual cases); proposals for remedial orders,
draft remedial orders and remedial orders.
The Joint Committee has a maximum of six Members
appointed by each House, of whom the quorum for any formal proceedings
is two from each House.
|HOUSE OF LORDS||HOUSE OF COMMONS
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Lord Morris of Handsworth OJ
The Earl of Onslow
|John Austin MP (Labour, Erith & Thamesmead)|
Mr Douglas Carswell MP (Conservative, Harwich)
Mr Andrew Dismore MP (Labour, Hendon) (Chairman)
Dr Evan Harris MP (Liberal Democrat, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Mr Virendra Sharma MP (Labour, Ealing, Southall)
Mr Richard Shepherd MP (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills)
The Committee has the power to require the submission
of written evidence and documents, to examine witnesses, to meet
at any time (except when Parliament is prorogued or dissolved),
to adjourn from place to place, to appoint specialist advisers,
and to make Reports to both Houses. The Lords Committee has power
to agree with the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman.
The Reports and evidence of the Joint Committee are
published by The Stationery Office by Order of the two Houses.
All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are
on the internet at www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/hrhome.htm.
The current staff of the Committee are: Mark Egan
(Commons Clerk), Bill Sinton (Lords Clerk), Murray Hunt (Legal
Adviser), Angela Patrick and Joanne Sawyer (Committee Specialists),
James Clarke (Committee Assistant), and Karen Barrett (Committee
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk
of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Committee Office, House
of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number
for general inquiries is: 020 7219 2467; the Committee's e-mail
address is [email protected]