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Security-relevant topical committees created in the last 30 years added to the trend of growing engagement, such as the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) which amongst other things considers the human rights implications of new security legislation and the security powers of the state.
The Government has now responded but the JCHR is disappointed.
(96) The UK Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) recognised these dilemmas when Francesca Klug recommended the comprehensive scrutiny function be scaled back to only those bills which are of 'major human rights significance'.
Hiebert, Parliament and the Human Rights Act: Can the JCHR Help Facilitate a Culture of Rights?, 4 Int'l J.
The JCHR has now compiled a report, which reviews the draft provisions for their compatibility with international standards for human rights institutions for children.
(71) Janet L Hiebert, "Parliament and the Human Rights Act: Can the JCHR Help Facilitate a Culture of Rights?" (2006) 4:1 International Journal of Constitutional Law 1 [Hiebert, "Can the JCHR help?"].
In a report, the JCHR repeated concerns it raised earlier this year and called on May to amend the order to require judicial authorisation of the power to stop and search without reasonable suspicion, the Daily Star reports.
Evidence provided by solicitors who represent controlled persons to the parliamentary JCHR, was to the effect that control orders "amount to virtual house arrest ...
In its report, the JCHR conceded that establishing the commission by merging other watchdogs in 2007 and developing a "strong corporate board" had been a challenging task, but added: "We conclude that in the early years of theEHRC's existence this was not done successfully, for which the chair must bear responsibility."
Last week, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) said an independent inquiry was the only way to restore public confidence.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) said the Metropolitan Police "did not give sufficient weight" to the rights of individuals "contained" within police cordons, and that tactics such as "kettling" should be used only when it is "necessary and proportionate".
The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) cast the proposals in doubt even as controversial legislation to bring them into force was being sped through the House of Commons.
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