Joint Committee on Human Rights Formal Minutes

Thursday 18 May 2006

Members present:
Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Mary Creagh MP
Dr Evan Harris MP
Lord Judd
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Baroness Stern


Resolved, That the Committee inquire into the case for the Human Rights Act.€”( Lord Lester of Herne Hill.)


Baroness Stern declared a non-pecuniary interest in that her husband is a panel member of the Billy Wright inquiry.

Draft Report [UN Convention against Torture (UNCAT)] proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

[ The formal minutes relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Nineteenth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2005-06, UN Convention against Torture (UNCAT), HL Paper 185-I, HC701-I, pp 61-66.]

[Adjourned till Monday 22 May at 4.00pm.