Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Trade Bill - Commons Reason: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) 23 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I want to mention “Catch-22”. Many noble Lords who are old enough will remember that this is a novel by Joseph Heller that was made into a film. The title refers to a certain rule whereby you might not be required to take part in war if you are mentally impaired, but if you say that you are mentally impaired, it shows that you are not really mentally impaired, so you cannot...
  • Human Rights Update - Statement 23 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I too welcome this important collaboration with many partners and the creation of these targeted sanctions. I will speak specifically about our embrace of targeted sanctions. Is the Foreign Office engaging with countries that so far do not have targeted sanctions as part of their regimes for dealing with human rights abusers and things such as genocide? The noble Baroness, Lady...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Freezing of Assets 17 Mar 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have had assets frozen in the UK in the last five years; how many of those had assets frozen due to possible involvement with Islamic State; how many such cases have involved legal challenge by the individuals affected; and in how many such cases was the decision to freeze assets upheld.

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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