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

  • Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve 29 Jul 2020

    My Lords, I congratulate the Government and pay tribute to Bill Browder, the original architect of the Magnitsky law. He really has changed the possibilities for international law. Unfortunately, many human rights abusers choose to lay down assets in this country. This is a key travel destination, a place where assets may be situated, such as glamorous houses in Belgravia or Hampstead, and...
  • China - Statement 22 Jul 2020

    My Lords, today the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales published a powerful report on the persecution of the Uighur Muslims. It is based on sound evidence and exemplary legal scholarship and it makes a number of recommendations, one of which is to use the recent Magnitsky regime on targeted sanctions. Secretary of State Pompeo indicated yesterday while here in England that he had...
  • Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading 22 Jul 2020

    My Lords, I cannot disguise my despair when I watch the ineptitude of this Government: their handling of the pandemic and the abysmal complacency and incompetence that we saw there; their blind pursuit of a hard Brexit, even though we are facing a serious economic recession and imagined contracts may be in short supply; the arrogant abuse of power, of which the Henry VIII powers in this Bill...

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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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