Joint Committee on Human Rights

Thematic inquiries

As part of its work, the Committee undertakes inquiries into human rights issues during which it seeks evidence from a wide range of groups and individuals with relevant interests and experience. Initially the Committee calls for written evidence from interested parties, which is usually followed by taking oral evidence from a selection of those who submitted written evidence. Guidelines for submitting evidence are available.

A report is usually then produced setting out the Committee's findings and making recommendations to the Government.

For scrutiny of Bills and Draft Bills see Legislative Scrutiny

Current inquiries

The work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Ongoing inquiries

Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights