Joint Committee on Human Rights

Britain 'Failing Migrant Children'

PA | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

Britain is falling short of obligations set out under international law for dealing with migrant children who arrive in the country without parents or...

'He Smiled For The First Time In Years'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon's 10-year fight against extradition to the United States was an "emotional rollercoaster", his mother has said. Janis...

Dina Rickman

'Some British Citizens Are More Equal Than Others'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

The Home Office has been accused of double standards after blocking the extradition of Gary McKinnon, who has Asperger's, just two weeks after allowin...

'After 10 Long Years, He Can Get His Life Back'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Gary McKinnon's MP said the Home Secretary had "saved his life" in withdrawing his extradition order. Conservative MP David Burrowes said he was "d...

Dina Rickman

What Is An Extradition Forum Bar?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Britain’s extradition laws will be changed to include a ‘forum bar’, which would mean a court hearing has to be held to decide whether a person ...

Down To The Wire: The Links Between Death And Overcrowding In Prisons

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK

Daniel can’t talk about the three prison inmates who have died in custody over the last five years - two of the victims for legal reasons, the other...

DNA Data - a Political Party's Nightmare

William Turvill | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Politics
William Turvill

The coalition government are under increasing pressure from both the Labour party and the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) over its Protection o...

Anger At Extradition Treaty Review

PA | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK Politics

Campaigners have been left baffled and angry by a long-awaited review of extradition arrangements which found the current treaty between the US and th...

Call To Scrap DNA Retention Measure

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Politics

A broad catch-all discretion enabling police to keep the DNA of innocent people indefinitely for reasons of national security should be scrapped, MPs ...