Harriet Harman QC is MP for Camberwell and Peckham

What has Harriet Harman QC been up to today?

Harriet Harman QC is MP for Camberwell and Peckham and a member of the Labour party.

Harriet Harman QC has 189318 followers on Twitter.

📢We believe the Government has failed to make the case for repealing and replacing the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights in the form proposed. We've written to @DominicRaab with our concerns.

Read the full letter: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/22880/documents/167940/default/

London bus cuts hit poorest communities hardest & take £ out of drivers’ pay. @TfL put these awful cuts where they will do least damage. Sign petition 👇

A Joint letter from @CommonsPACAC @CommonsJustice @HumanRightsCtte @HLConstitution has been sent to Lord Chancellor @DominicRaab @MoJGovUK calling for pre-legislative scrutiny of a 'Bill of Rights'.

Read the letter here https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/22473/documents/165604/default/

Building new homes is impt but must be done w fairness to tenants & no unreasonable delays. @lb_southwark need to get on with it & ensure reasonable accom is there for all those who have to move. Thanks to Mike Edge, Sceaux Gardens TRA Chair for speaking up for tenants 👏 👏 👏

Six years ago our colleague and friend, Jo Cox, was murdered.

In Jo’s memory we continue to look ahead with a belief that the world she believed in so passionately remains within our grasp.

“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”

📣Tomorrow at 3pm we will be hearing from Charlotte Kilroy QC, Colin Yeo, and Dr Hazel Cameron as we examine the human rights implications of the UK’s asylum partnership agreement with Rwanda.

📰Read more here: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/93/human-rights-joint-committee/news/171250/committee-examines-human-rights-implications-of-rwanda-asylum-agreement/

TfL bus consultation, a thread 🧵

The Tories are playing politics with London’s transport, refusing to acknowledge the impact of the pandemic on TfL finances, making cuts to bus services a condition of emergency funding & refusing to negotiate a sustainable long term settlement

Two weeks ago, the Prime Minister and I opened the Elizabeth line with Her Majesty the Queen. Two weeks later, and the Government is forcing cuts to London’s iconic bus network.

My letter to the PM:

Sasha Johnson: £20,000 reward offered to break ‘wall of silence’ over shooting | London | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/26/sasha-johnson-20000-reward-offered-to-break-wall-of-silence-over-shooting

.@DSimmonds_RNP says that an apology on behalf of the state for what happened would be appreciated, as a recognition of the impact that it has had. @HumanRightsCtte

Should an adopted person's birth certificate & adoption certificate make clear the identity of the child before and after adoption? @HumanRightsCtte

.@joannaccherry gives example of Ireland and Australia, whose Govs gave formal apologies for historic adoption practices. What is stopping UK Gov from doing that? @HumanRightsCtte

From evidence, some really awful treatment of unmarried mothers came from healthcare workers. What do you think of an apology for what has happened by the Government?

To what extent does Gov and institutions like Catholic Church e.g through work of social workers, bear responsibility for separating mothers from their children? @HumanRightsCtte

"I recognise the hurt & pain that occurred, & I am deeply sorry that so many went through this ordeal. I acknowledge the profound & lasting impact that this had, & I am deeply troubled that practices were so pervasive & persisted for so long" @nadhimzahawi tells @HumanRightsCtte

"I am horrified to hear of the accounts of mothers not being provided with pain relief during labour; being verbally abused during childbirth; and of their sometimes incredibly cruel treatment" @nadhimzahawi tells @HumanRightsCtte

.@HumanRightsCtte is currently hearing evidence from @nadhimzahawi about historic forced adoption. Watch here:

Our chair @HarrietHarman has written to the Secretary of State for International Trade @annietrev regarding the lack of reference to human rights in the first post-Brexit trade agreements

Read the full letter: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/22315/documents/164997/default/

Locking up pregnant women damages mothers and children – yet the UK does it | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/16/locking-up-pregnant-women-mothers-children-uk-trauma

The attacks on mourners at the funeral of the journalist, Shireen Abu Aqla, have shocked the world.

The Labour Party unequivocally condemns the violence by Israeli forces.

Out thoughts are with Shireen’s family and all those who mourn her death.

Our Chair @HarrietHarman is now welcoming our second panel of witnesses: Professor Aileen McHarg @AileenMcHarg, Charles Whitmore @CDWhitmore, @CAJNi Director Brian Gormally.

Watch our session live: https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/f8f50233-aa04-4821-8290-e82b9e11876a

🚨We begin with our Chair, @HarrietHarman, welcoming our first panel of witnesses: Baroness Falkner @EHRCChair, Alyson Kilpatrick, Chief Commissioner of @NIHRC, and Barbara Bolton, Head of Legal and Policy at the SHRC @Babsbol.

📺Watch our session live: https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/f8f50233-aa04-4821-8290-e82b9e11876a

Alyson Kilpatrick from @NIHRC says "the HRA has been the vital tool in ensuring Human Rights compliance across the UK, particularly so in Northern Ireland. The HRA has enabled individuals to hold the state to account, on issues such as the right to life" @HumanRightsCtte

Barbara Bolton from @ScotHumanRights says that as result of HRA, Human Rights practice has been embedded and prioritised throughout all public service providers, government, and local authorities. @HumanRightsCtte

What impact has the Human Rights Act had on how human rights are enforced in the four nations?
Baroness Kishwer Falkner of @EHRC says "The HRA continues to play a vital role in strengthening protection of Human Right in the UK" @HumanRightsCtte

Today at 3pm we will be questioning @EHRC, @NIHRC, @ScotHumanRights, @AileenMcHarg, @CDWhitmore, & @CAJNi on the impact of the Government’s proposals to reform the #HumanRightsAct in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Read more about the Inquiry here: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/93/human-rights-joint-committee/news/170694/impact-of-human-rights-act-reforms-on-northern-ireland-scotland-and-wales-examined/

Our Chair @HarrietHarman has written to @ukhomeoffice regarding the Government’s Asylum Partnership Arrangement with Rwanda.

Read the full letter here: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/22134/documents/164333/default/

From the ICGS this week

MPs under investigation
In order to protect people using the ICGS we do not provide a running commentary on case numbers or release snapshot data.  However, over the last couple of weeks we have seen reports and speculation in the media about the curren

@janemerrick23 @ChaplainChloe 🔴 Mother of the House @HarrietHarman told @theipaper that the new generation of women parliamentarians has “zero tolerance” of misconduct, adding there would now be “no hiding place” for misogynists in Westminster.


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