Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Honorary graduates 2012-13

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC (LLD)

Monday 16 July 2012 11:45am

Baroness Helena Kennedy is a barrister, broadcaster and Labour member of the House of Lords. She is an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues and Chair of Justice – the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists.

Helena was the Chair of the British Council and Chair of the Human Genetics Commission. She is the Investigating Officer of the Inquiry for the Equality and Human Rights Commission on Human Trafficking in Scotland and a member of the Government Commission on a British Bill of Rights.

Helena is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and an honorary Writer to the Signet in Scotland. She has acted in many of the prominent cases of the last three decades including the Brighton Bombing, the Michael Bettany espionage trial, the Guildford Four appeal and the bombing of the Israeli embassy. She has also acted in many homicide trials with a domestic setting.

Helena was the British member of the International Bar Association Task Force on Terrorism. She has received many honours, nationally and internationally, for her work on the Rule of Law. She is the Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford.