Joint Committee on Human Rights Formal Minutes

Monday 17 October 2005

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair
Lord Bowness
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Mary Creagh MP
Dr Evan Harris MP
Lord Judd
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Dan Norris MP
Lord Plant of Highfield
Baroness Stern

1. Trafficking inquiry: terms of reference

The Committee considered this matter.

2. Legislative scrutiny: reintroduced bills

Draft Report [Legislative Scrutiny: First Progress Report], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1.1 to 9.2 read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Report of the Committee to each House.

Ordered, That several papers be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that Baroness Stern do make the Report to the House of Lords.

3. Legislative scrutiny: new bills

The Committee considered this matter.

4. Counter-terrorism policy and human rights

Resolved, That the Committee take evidence from JUSTICE, Liberty, Amnesty International, the Law Society and Professor Clive Walker in connection with the inquiry into counter-terrorism policy and human rights.

5. Monitoring of European Court of Human Rights judgments

The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Monday 24 October at 4.00 pm]