Published: 1 Dec 2008 | By Angela Patrick and Joanne Sawyer

The work of the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights


The terms of reference of the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR), set up following the coming into force of the Human Rights Act, are “to consider matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (excluding individual cases)”. Its main strands of work include legislative scrutiny of bills; inquiries into specific human rights problems; and monitoring Government responses to key ECtHR and domestic judgements.

In this article, the JCHR specialists Angela Patrick and Joanne Saywer provide an overview of the work of the JCHR and its place within the scheme of the Human Rights Act. To find out more, click on the link below.