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 Bowness (Conservative)
Baroness Campbell of Surbiton (Crossbench)
Lord Dubs (Labour)
Lord Lester of Herne Hill (Liberal Democrat)
Lord Morris of Handsworth (Labour)
Baroness Stowell of Beeston (Conservative)
|Dr Hywel Francis MP (Labour, Aberavon) (Chairman)|
Mr Rehman Chishsti MP (Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham)
Mike Crockart MP (Liberal Democrat, Edinburgh West)
Mr Dominic Raab MP (Conservative, Esher and Walton)
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 http://www.parliament.uk/jchr
The current staff of the Committee is: Mike Hennessy
(Commons Clerk), Rob Whiteway (Lords Clerk), Murray Hunt (Legal
Adviser), Angela Patrick (Assistant Legal Adviser), Lisa Wrobel
(Senior Committee Assistant), Michelle Owens (Committee Assistant),
Claudia Rock (Committee Assistant), Greta Piacquadio (Committee
Support Assistant), and Keith Pryke (Office Support Assistant).
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk
of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Committee Office, House
of Commons London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general inquiries
is: 020 7219 2797; the Committee's e-mail address is email@example.com
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral
evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number.
References to evidence as EXT refers to written evidence as listed
on pages 69 and 70. Both the oral and written evidence is published
online at http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/human-rights-committee/publications/. Written
evidence is also available for inspection in the Parliamentary
Archives (020 7219 5315).