JCHR Press Notice 05-06 No. 48

No. 48 of Session 2005-06 28 July 2006


Forthcoming Publications


Counter-terrorism Policy and Human Rights: Prosecution and Pre-Charge Detention

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) publishes its Twenty-fourth Report of Session 2005-06, Counter-terrorism Policy and Human Rights: Prosecution and Pre-Charge Detention, on Tuesday 1 August 2006 at 00.01 a.m. The Report will be published as House of Lords Paper 240, and House of Commons Paper 1576. Advance copies for press and witnesses will be available from 10.00 a.m. on Monday 31 July under embargo.

This is the third report of this session flowing from the Committee's continuing inquiry into the subject of counter-terrorism policy and human rights. In this Report the JCHR moves beyond the scrutiny of individual measures proposed by the Government to consider more enduring ways of making the Government's counter-terrorism strategy compatible with the UK's human rights obligations.


Legislative Scrutiny: Thirteenth Progress Report

The Committee will also publish its Twenty-fifth Report of Session 2005-06, Legislative Scrutiny: Thirteenth Progress Report, on Tuesday 1 August at 10.00 am as House of Lords Paper 241 and House of Commons Paper 1577.

In this report the Committee draws the special attention of both Houses to two Government Bills: the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill and the Education and Inspections Bill. The Committee has not previously reported on the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill; it has reported on the Education and Inspections Bill previously in its Eighteenth and Twenty-first Reports.