Joint Committee on Human Rights Formal Minutes

Monday 14 November 2005

Members present:
Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair
Lord Bowness
Mr Douglas Carswell MP
Mary Creagh MP
Dr Evan Harris MP
Lord Judd
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Dan Norris MP
Mr Richard Shepherd MP
Baroness Stern

1. Counter-terrorism policy and human rights

Draft Report [Counter-terrorism policy and human rights: Terrorism Bill and related matters], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

[The formal minutes relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2005-06, Counter-terrorism policy and human rights: Terrorism Bill and related matters, HL Paper 75/HC 561, p 61.]

2. UNCAT

Resolved, That the Committee take evidence from Human Rights Watch, Redress, Amnesty International, British Irish Rights Watch and the Committee on the Administration of Justice in connection with the inquiry into UK compliance with the UN Convention against Torture (UNCAT).

3. Committee working practices

The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Monday 21 November at 3pm.