Joint Committee on Human Rights press notice no. 8

Session 2006-07, 18 January 2007

Forthcoming Publication: The Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) publishes its First Report of Session 2006-07, The Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, on Monday 22 January 2007 at 10.00 am as House of Lords Paper HL 26, House of Commons Paper HC 247.

The Convention was signed by the UK on 16 May 2005 and laid before Parliament on 24 July 2006. It has not yet been ratified by the UK. The JCHR is reporting on the Convention as part of its decision to undertake pre-ratification scrutiny of human rights treaties if they raise issues of which Parliament should be made aware.

The report will be available from The Stationery Office (tel: 0870 600 5522), Parliamentary Hotline Lo-call 0845 7 023474, Email:, Internet:, TSO shops, The Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, London SW1A 2JX (tel 020 7219 3890) and through good booksellers. It will also be on the Committee=s website at the address below on the day of publication.


Mr Andrew Dismore MP (Labour, Hendon) (Chairman)
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie (Conservative)
Mr Douglas Carswell MP (Conservative, Harwich)
Lord Judd (Labour)
Mary Creagh MP (Labour, Wakefield)
Lord Lester of Herne Hill (Liberal Democrat)
Nia Griffith MP (Labour, Llanelli)
The Earl of Onslow (Conservative)
Dr Evan Harris MP (Liberal Democrat, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Lord Plant of Highfield (Labour)
Mr Richard Shepherd MP (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills)
Baroness Stern (Cross-Bencher)

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