Human Rights Act 1998


Member of the Joint Committee On Human Rights

Dean has been a member of the Human Rights (Joint Committee) since the 2nd March 2020. The Joint Committee on Human Rights consists of twelve members, appointed from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The committee examines matters relating to human rights within the United Kingdom, as well as scrutinising every Government Bill for its compatibility with human rights. 

During the committee sessions, Dean has raised questions around practical measures to address racism, the effects of coronavirus on families with a parent in prison, protecting young people in hospital settings during the pandemic, visitation rights in care homes and safeguarding for people with learning disabilities or autistic people.


For a full list of current and previous report and inquiries visit the Joint Committee on Human Rights official website here. View many of Dean's questions to witnesses below.  

My Plan For Watford by Dean Russell MP

Dean is actively involved in the community and is leading local and national campaigns and initiatives to make a difference for people across Watford and around the UK. Use the links below to find out more. If you don't see something important to you, let Dean know via a quick community survey here. 

Funding For
Watford General

Find out about Dean's successful lobbying for £400m funding for West Herts Hospital Trust.

Infrastructure &Transport

From Woodmere Avenue to local infrastructure and transport. Find out about Dean's local work. 

Mental Health
& Wellbeing

Find out Dean's plans for mental health & wellbeing across our town.

Safe Streets &
Fighting Crime

Find out about Dean's work to put victims first, tackle crime and ensure our streets are safe.

Tackling Homelessness

Dean has helped secure over £4m to end homelessness in Watford. 

Education, Skills & Jobs

Find out about the latest initiatives for skills and jobs from kickstarter schemes to training. 

Environment & Waste

Join Dean in ending the use of single use plastic and waste across Watford. 

Share Your Views

What are your priorities? Dean wants to hear your views, complete this quick survey now.