Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 22 Mar 2024

    Genocide (Prevention and Response) Bill - second reading – Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws. Legislation
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Second Reading 20 Feb 2024

    I just want to read the noble Lord a quotation from the Israeli National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir. He says that to encourage the exodus of Gaza’s inhabitants and the influx of Israeli settlers to the Gaza Strip would be a “correct, just, moral … solution”. When it comes to people speaking in language that is exclusionary and discriminatory against the other side, I am afraid...
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Second Reading 20 Feb 2024

    My Lords, as has been said, this Bill is flawed, poorly drafted and damaging. It is likely to have a detrimental impact on the UK’s ability to protect and promote human rights around the world. It is, in certain respects, inconsistent with our obligations under international law, it will stifle free speech and protest, and it will take powers long exercised by local authorities into the...

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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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