Helena Kennedy

Helena Kennedy is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and sits in the House of Lords. She is principal of Mansfield College, Oxford.

In Defence of Rights

Philippe Sands and Helena Kennedy, 3 January 2013

We were appointed to the Commission on a Bill of Rights in March 2011 by Nick Clegg. The circumstances were not auspicious, and we were concerned from the outset that our composition – all white, almost all male, almost all lawyers and London-based – would undermine our ability to speak with any legitimacy. The Conservatives had come into government committed to tearing up the...

Take Myra Hindley

Nicola Lacey, 19 November 1992

Anyone with moderately feminist sympathies and a political turn of mind is likely to find reflecting on the history of ideas about women and crime an unsettling experience. It evokes complicated...

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