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The Joint Committee on Human Rights is a Select Committee of both Houses of , and examines issues in the UK. RTs ≠ endorsements.
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 5
Parliament has been dissolved and this account will not be active until after the General Election. Contact us at jchr@parliament.uk
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 5
We have received a response to our letter to Lucy Frazer QC MP, Minister of State for Justice, about the death of a baby at HMP Bronzefield in September:
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 5
Replying to @MoJGovUK
.: “We are … in the early stages of a fundamental review of the current policy on Mother and Baby Units, which we are expecting will conclude by the end of the 2019-2020 financial year. …The MBU review will consider recommendations set out in the committee’s report”5/5
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 5
Replying to @MoJGovUK
.: “In order to promote consistent recognition and consideration of these children’s vulnerability, we will look to strengthen Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance at the next opportunity, clarifying this further for all agencies.” 4/5
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 5
Replying to @MoJGovUK
.:"We do not believe that sentencers should be subject to a further explicit statutory obligation to consider the welfare of offenders’ children..." but will "ask Criminal Procedure Rule Committee to consider making recommendations in light of JCHR proposals." 3/5
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 5
.: “ We are committed to collecting more data centrally and using this to inform policy and improve our services” 2/5
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 5
Government response to JCHR report “The right to family life: children whose mothers are in prison” published today. Responses to some of the key recommendations highlighted in this thread. 1/5
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 5
Our report published last week found that legislation on admission, treatment & discharge from mental health hospitals is failing to protect Article 5 ECHR rights of those with learning disabilities and/or autism. Law reform urgently needed
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 3
Replying to @OliverMButler
Sorry for the problems with the link to the report. We are trying to fix this as soon as possible.
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 3
"Companies must respect people's right to privacy, and make it easier for people to limit or stop how their data is being shared." Read all of our conclusions and recommendations here:
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 3
Our report raises concerns about the extraordinary range of personal information that people are giving away when using the internet and how this impacts their right to privacy. Read it here:
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 3
We have just published our report on “The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution.” We’re calling for robust regulation to govern how personal data is used and stringent enforcement of the rules. Read more here👇
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BBC Breakfast Nov 1
The human rights of some young people with and are being breached in mental health hospitals in England. has the details ⬇️
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 1
Our report published today concludes that: “The failure to detect potential human rights abuses at Whorlton Hall and other hospitals … has exposed failings in the Care Quality Commission’s inspection process. … Substantive reform of its approach and processes are essential.”
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 1
Our report finds that “Too often the concerns raised by the families of those with learning disabilities and/or autism are considered to be hostile. The families are seen as a problem. This is unacceptable.”
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 1
Sorry for the problems with the links this morning. They should all now be working although you may need to refresh or come in and out of your browser first.
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Harriet Harman Nov 1
Only parents and press stopped human rights abuse of children & young people with autism. Regulator failed. Urgent action needed, set out in report
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 1
Committee concludes “Given the limited progress to date, we have no confidence that the target to reduce the numbers of people with learning disabilities and/or autism in mental health hospitals … will be met.”
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 1
We are very grateful to all our witnesses including @simonjduff 3/3
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UK Parliament Human Rights Committee Nov 1
Replying to @HarrietHarman
. “It has been left to the media & desperate parents to expose the brutal reality of our system of detention of people with learning disabilities or autism. … What we saw does not fit society’s image of itself as one which respects everyone’s human rights." 2/3
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