Human Rights

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government which statutory bodies have represented the United Kingdom at meetings of the International Co-ordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions in the past five years.

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Three United Kingdom statutory bodies are accredited as national human rights institutions: the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Scottish Human Rights Commission. They have all attended meetings of the International Co-ordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions in the past five years.

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