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Joint Committee on Human Rights' Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is appointed by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to consider matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding consideration of individual cases); proposals for remedial orders, draft remedial orders and remedial orders.

The Sixth Report of Session 2021–2022 examined the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (Parts 7 and 8): Sentencing and Remand of Children and Young People.

EQUAL provided a written statement to the Committee outlining our concerns with the Bill and its impact on widening racial disparities. 

“...the government’s equality statements set out ample evidence to suggest that the proposals will increase racial disparities… yet despite this, there is no mitigation provided." (p.23)

Download and read the Report here