Session 2002-03 20 November 2003
Notice of public evidence session
The proposed COMMISSION FOR EQUALITY AND
On 30 October the Government announced its intention to establish a new body with responsibilities for supporting equality legislation and promoting human rights. It has been given the "working title" of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.
The Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, the Rt Hon Jean Corston MP, welcomed the Government's announcement, which is in line with the recommendations made in the Committee's Sixth Report of Session 2002-03, The Case for a Human Rights Commission.
The Committee will be looking at the details of the implementation of the Government's decision over the next few months. On 8 December
it will take evidence from the
Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, on these and related matters.
The public evidence session will be on 8 December at 4.30 pm in Committee Room 3 of the House of Lords.