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Joint Committee On Human Rights Publications

Joint Committee On Human Rights - Fourteenth 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 30 June 2003.


Terms of Reference


1. Introduction


Remit and objectives

2. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in context

The Agreement

Co-ordination with Government

3. Independence and impartiality

The statutory basis for independence

The appointments process

The criteria for appointing commissioners

Government support for the Commission's independence

Ensuring impartiality in the Commission's work

4. Resources

Levels of funding

Systems of funding

Independent oversight of funding

5. Strategy and effectiveness

Aims and functions

Commission priorities


Memorandum of understanding with the legal aid department


Investigatory powers

6. The Bill of Rights

The mandate to draft a Bill of Rights

The scope and content of the Bill of Rights

The future Bill of Rights consultation process

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Thursday 28 November 2002

Monday 2 December 2002


List of written Evidence

Written Evidence

Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights since 2001

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