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Ingrid Gubbay Gives Evidence on Human Rights and Business in the UK Parliament

Related Lawyers: Ingrid Gubbay
Related Practice Areas: Human Rights and Environmental Disputes, Civil and Human Rights, Environmental Threats

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is holding an evidence session on 20 October 2016 considering the progress by the Government in implementing the United Nations Guiding principles on business and human rights.

Hausfeld is one of only three firms giving evidence. Watch the full session and Ingrid’s participation below or click here.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights consists of twelve members, appointed from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, to examine matters relating to human rights within the United Kingdom. The Committee's work includes scrutinising every Government Bill for its compatibility with human rights, including;

  • The rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) protected in UK law by the Human Rights Act 1998
  • Common law fundamental rights and liberties
  • The human rights contained in other international obligations of the UK

This scrutiny of Bills also includes consideration of whether the Bill presents an opportunity to enhance human rights in the UK. The Committee also scrutinise the Government’s response to court judgments concerning human rights, and the UK’s compliance with its human rights obligations contained in a range of international treaties. From time to time, The Committee will also conduct thematic inquiries, where the Committee choose our own subjects of inquiry and seek evidence from a wide range of groups and individuals with relevant experience and interest. The Committee are also required to report to Parliament on any remedial order made under the Human Rights Act 1998. A remedial order is a form of delegated legislation. Remedial Orders seek to correct breaches of human rights, identified by either domestic courts or the European Court of Human Rights, between UK law and the ECHR. For more information about the Joint Committee’s work please click here.

As a claimant focused law firm, Hausfeld is committed to obtaining effective results for those who have suffered – whether it is for a business, organisation, group or individual. For more information about Hausfeld’s Human Rights and Environmental practice please click here.