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Human Rights Committee to hear from those whose right to a family life has been undermined by long lockdown

On Wednesday, 13 January, at 3pm the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights will hear from witnesses about the human rights implications of long lockdown in mental health units and prisons, as well as care homes.

Following the Committee's inquiry The Government's response to Covid-19: human rights implications, the Committee have launched an inquiry into The Government's response to Covid-19: human rights implications of long lockdown.

During this session, the Committee will re-visit problems covered in their previous inquiry, including the detention of young people who are autistic and/or have learning disabilities and the rights of the children of mothers in prison, and will be hearing from witnesses whose right to a family life (Article 8 ECHR) has been personally affected by the long lockdown in these settings, as well as campaigners.

For more details, including the witnesses to be called, click here.

15/1/21