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Joint Committee On Human Rights Publications

Joint Committee On Human Rights - Eighteenth 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 November 2003.


Terms of Reference



The Government's Response

Progress for Children's Human Rights

A Children's Commissioner for England


Lack of a Children's Rights Framework

Putting the UNCRC at the heart of policy-making

Child Impact Assessments

Children and the Criminal Justice System

Age of Criminal Responsibility


Children in the Custody of the Prison Service

A Statutory Right to Education and SEN Support

Imposing Children Act responsibilities on the Prison Service

Reasonable Chastisement


Formal Minutes


Appendix 1: Memorandum from the Department for Education and Skills

Appendix 2: Letter from Jakob Egbert Doek, Chairperson, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights since 2001

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