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Crime, civil law, justice and rights news from UK Parliament.

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Committee urges NI Secretary to put human rights at heart of Protocol debate
The House of Lords Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland has today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland setting out concerns about the implementation of Article 2 of the Protocol, which guarantees that human rights and equality provisions will not be lowered in Northern Ireland as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
25 October 2021
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MPs to debate recommended reforms to the Coroner Service
Committee’s report on the Coroner Service to be debated by MPs in a Westminster Hall debate
25 October 2021
Lords debates Assisted Dying Bill at second reading
Members debate the key areas of a private member's bill to make assisted dying legal. Find out more
25 October 2021
MPs examine calls for draft legislation to make online abuse of women and girls a legal offence
In its current form, the Bill does not explicitly name violence against women and girls.
22 October 2021
Chair and CEO of the Equality and Human Rights Commission questioned 
Women and Equalities Committee explore topics including the EHRC’s response to the equalities impact of the Covid-19 pandemic
22 October 2021
Cabling and wires
Lords concludes examination of Telecommunications (Security) Bill
Final chance to ‘tidy-up’ bill in the Lords. Learn more
20 October 2021
Main Lords debate on Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill
Members debate key purpose and principles. Catch up
20 October 2021
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Committee takes evidence on causes of low prosecution rates for sexual offences – Chairs of Dorrian, Gillen and Stern reviews to give evidence
Committee to continue its inquiry into the investigation and prosecution of rape
19 October 2021
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Committee examines if new powers to repel migrant boats break human rights law
Committee to examine the human rights implication of the Nationalities and Borders Bill
19 October 2021
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Justice Committee takes evidence on safety and wellbeing of women in prison
Committee to take evidence on safety and wellbeing of women in prison
19 October 2021
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Pre-appointment hearing: Chair of the Social Mobility Commission
Women and Equalities Committee to hold a pre-appointment hearing with the Government's preferred candidate for the position of Chair of the Social Mobility Commission
15 October 2021
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Treasury Committee presses tech giants further on Economic Crime
Treasury Committee publishes letters to tech giants
01 October 2021
Justice Committee calls for root and branch reform of prison mental health support
Committee publishes their report on Mental health in prison
29 September 2021
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