Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws

Labour Peer

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  • Ukraine - Motion to Take Note 21 Sep 2023

    My Lords, if anything ever speaks to the value of this House, it is when you hear a debate such as this, the breadth of expertise and the power of the contributions made. I pay tribute to everyone who has spoken so far. I will make specific reference to the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Stirrup, because he raised the matters that have been a large part of my work over the last year: war...
  • Mr Jagtar Singh Johal - Question 12 Sep 2023

    My Lords, I rise to raise again the issue of arbitrary detention. I know it is rather difficult for us because we are now facing huge delays in our own criminal justice system, but six years is a long time to wait for due process. We keep being told this by the Indian authorities—when the issue was raised by Boris Johnson some years back, he was given the same reassurance that there was...
  • Afghanistan: Aid for Women - Question 11 Sep 2023

    My Lords, perhaps by a slip of the tongue the expression “gender apartheid” was just used by a previous speaker. Increasingly, that terminology is used by Afghans who are here in exile, by the international community and by lawyers. A great deal of research has been done in support of it by South African lawyers, because apartheid means denial of participation in society—keeping apart....

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Chair, EU Justice Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Chair, EU Justice Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, European Union Committee ( 8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)

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