Commission on a Bill of Rights


Consideration by the Justice Committee


The Commission on a Bill of Rights was set up in March 2011 by the UK Government. As part of its terms of reference, the Commission was required to consult with devolved administrations.

Read more about the Commission on a Bill of Rights


Oral evidence

At its meeting on 6 December 2011 the Committee took evidence from:

Professor Chris Himsworth, Professor Emeritus of Administrative Law, University of Edinburgh;
Patrick Layden QC TD;
Lord McCluskey;
Professor Alan Miller, Chair, Scottish Human Rights Commission;
Shabnum Mustapha, Programme Director, Scotland, Amnesty International;
Euan Page, Parliamentary and Government Affairs Manager, and Lynn Welsh, Head of Legal, Equality and Human Rights Commission;
Carole Ewart, Human Rights Consortium Scotland.

Written evidence

Written evidence was received from:


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