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Joint Committee On Human Rights - Seventh Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 17 December 2001.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference

REPORT

Introduction

Purpose of the Report

Remedial Orders

Part 1: Powers and Procedures

What is a Remedial Order?

Powers

Circumstances in which a Remedial Order may be made.

Urgent and Non-urgent Procedures

The 'Normal' Procedure: Non-urgent Cases.

The Procedure in Urgent Cases

Part 2: Observations on the Process

Introduction

Statutory Powers

The Trigger for an Order

"Compelling Reasons"

Urgent or Non-urgent Procedure?

Parliamentary Process

Non-Urgent Procedure

Procedure for Approval in the Commons: Urgent Procedure

Procedure for Approval in the Commons: Draft Orders

The Role of the JCSI

Conclusion

ANNEX A: Summary of Procedure on Remedial Orders

ANNEX B: Proposed Amendments to the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Standing Orders of the House of Commons

ANNEX C: Summary of Recommendations relevant to the duties of Ministers

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE RELATING TO THE REPORT


 
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