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Human rights news from UK Parliament.

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Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss human rights sanctions, housing developments on flood plains, Official Development Assistance and the Child Maintenance Service. Learn more
25 June 2021
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Overseas operations bill concludes parliamentary stages
Lords discusses torture offences and duty of care to service personnel. Find out more
29 April 2021
House of Lords Podcast: fighting for change
Human rights and support for victims of crime are two of the causes this month’s guests campaign for in the Lords. Hear from Lord Alton of Liverpool and Baroness Newlove on what inspires them and how they fight for change in the House of Lords.
26 March 2021
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House of Lords Thursday debates
Members debate anti-slavery projects, NHS staffing, hauliers and the space industry
04 March 2021
Forced labour in UK value chains – Nusrat Ghani responds to BBC report on labour in China’s Xinjiang cotton fields
Committee member Nusrat Ghani MP comments on use of 'slave labour' in Xinjiang cotton fields in response to BBC investigation
15 December 2020
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Prisoners bill completes passage through Parliament
Bill becomes law following Royal Assent
04 November 2020
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Lords examines secondary legislation
Border security and single-use plastics on agenda
13 July 2020
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Lords debates Northern Ireland abortion regulations
Members discussed NI Assembly rulings and 'negative stereotypes'
16 June 2020
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Security Minister questioned about progress of UK-EU future relationship negotiations
Security and Justice Sub-Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 16 June at 10:00am
09 June 2020
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COVID-19 no excuse for ignoring the constitutional challenges of Brexit
The Constitution Committee publishes report on Brexit legislation: constitutional issues
09 June 2020
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Committee calls for evidence into COVID-19's impact on the courts
Constitution Committee launches call for evidence on COVID-19 and the courts inquiry
08 June 2020
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Lords questions government on press freedom, Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter movement on 8 June
Watch live on Parliament TV from 2.30pm
08 June 2020
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Impact of the coronavirus crisis on the human rights of autistic people: evidence session
Committee to take evidence on the impact that the coronavirus crisis has had on the human rights on those who have autism/learning disabilities
18 May 2020
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