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
|Baroness Berridge (Conservative)
Lord Bowness (Conservative)
Baroness Campbell of Surbiton (Crossbench)
Lord Dubs (Labour)
Lord Lester of Herne Hill (Liberal Democrat)
Lord Morris of Handsworth (Labour)
|Dr Hywel Francis MP (Labour, Aberavon) (Chairman)|
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
The current staff of the Committee is: Mike Hennessy
(Commons Clerk), John Turner (Lords Clerk), Murray Hunt (Legal
Adviser), Lisa Wrobel (Senior Committee Assistant), Michelle Owens
(Committee Assistant), Becky Crew (Committee Assistant), Greta
Piacquadio (Committee Support Assistant), and Keith Pryke (Office
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral
evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number.
Oral evidence is published online at
to written evidence are indicated by the evidence reference number
as in 'IL 12'.