JCHR Press Notice 05-06 No. 09

No. 9 of Session 2005-06                               11 November 2005

Forthcoming Publication


SECOND REPORT

Deaths in Custody: Further Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) publishes its Second Report of Session 2005-06, Deaths in Custody: Further Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05, on Tuesday 15 November 2005 at 10am, as House of Lords Paper 60, House of Commons Paper 651.

With this Report we publish the second response of the Government to the Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights in the last Parliament on Deaths in Custody.  This second response, provided to us by Baroness Scotland on 17 October 2005, follows an initial Government response of February 2005, which the Committee published without comment in its 11th Report of 2004-05.

The Government response published here addresses the final and most significant recommendation of the previous Committee's Report on Deaths in Custody, that a cross-departmental expert task-force should be established to address deaths in all forms of state custody.