JCHR Press Notice No. 2

Session 2002-03 No. 2


Forthcoming publications

Scrutiny of Bills: Progress Report

The First Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Scrutiny of Bills: Progress Report will be published on Friday 20 December 2002, as House of Lords Paper 24/House of Commons Paper 191, of Session 2002-03.  The Report draws special attention to the following:

            the Communications Bill

            the Community Care (Delayed Discharges, etc.) Bill

            the Courts Bill

            the Crime (International Co-operation) Bill

            the Criminal Justice Bill

            the European Parliament (Representation) Bill

            the Extradition Bill

            the Licensing Bill

            the High Hedges Bill

            the Patients' Protection Bill

Other Publications

Scrutiny of Bills: Final Progress Report (Session 2001-02)

The Twenty-sixth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Scrutiny of Bills: Final Progress Report was published on Monday 16 December 2002, as House of Lords Paper 182/House of Commons Paper 1295 of Session 2001-02.

These progress reports set out the Committee's questions about the compliance of the provisions of various Bills with Convention rights as defined by the Human Rights Act, and their conformity with the provisions of international human rights instruments.  They will also be available on the Committee's website at the address below.

Minutes of Evidence: The Work of the Human Rights Unit

The Minutes of Evidence of the oral evidence session held on Thursday 21 March 2002 with Mr Michael Wills MP, Mr Mark de Pulford and Mr Richard Heaton, of the Lord Chancellor's Department, was published on Tuesday 17 December 2002, as House of Lords Paper 103-i/House of Commons Paper HC 719-i of Session 2001-02.

Change of Membership

With effect from 2 December 2002, Lord Bowness replaced Lord Campbell of Alloway as a member of the Committee.