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)
Baroness Buscombe (Conservative)
Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws (Labour)
Lord Lester of Herne Hill (Liberal Democrat)
Baroness Lister of Burtersett (Labour)
Baroness O'Loan (Crossbench)
|Dr Hywel Francis MP (Labour, Aberavon) (Chair)|
Mr Robert Buckland MP (Conservative, South Swindon)
Sir Edward Garnier MP (Conservative, Harborough)
Gareth Johnson MP (Conservative, Dartford)
Mr Virendra Sharma MP (Labour, Ealing Southall)
Sarah Teather MP (Liberal Democrat, Brent Central)
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), Megan Conway (Lords Clerk), Murray Hunt (Legal
Adviser), Michelle Owens (Senior Committee 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