Tag Archive for Joint Committee on Human Rights

The Lords and human rights

Lord Norton

I was taking part yesterday in a conference, held in Portcullis House, on Parliaments and human rights.  It had an international focus but also addressed the role of the UK Parliament.  I spoke on what I saw as the strengths and weaknesses of our current arrangements and proferred some modest thoughts as to how we…

Committees in action

Lord Norton

Although Parliament has risen for the recess, reports from select committees continue to be published.  Indeed, what has been remarkable so far has been the number published and the publicity they have received.   Although we are now in the quiet season (more commonly known as the silly season), the extent of media coverage has been notable.  Since…