Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws's full title is The Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws KC. Her name is Helena Ann Kennedy, and she is a current member of the House of Lords.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws.

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Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

  • Member of the Bar
  • Chair, Video Standards Appeal Committee (interest ceased 11 May 2022)
  • Occasional income from writing and speaking
  • Director, International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)
  • Chair, Independent Review on Diversity for Royal College of Surgeons
  • Chair, working group to explore possible stand-alone offence of misogynistic harassment (appointed by Scotland’s justice secretary) (interest ceased 11 May 2022)

Category 5: Land and property

  • House in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA from which rental income is occasionally received

Category 7: Overseas visits

  • Visit to Washington D.C., USA, 12-14 September 2022, to attend summit organised by Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China; travel, subsistence and accommodation jointly funded by National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

  • Member, Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Advisory Council
  • Member, Advisory Board of Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Oxford University

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

  • Bencher, Gray's Inn
  • Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

  • President (formerly Chair), Justice

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

  • President, Helena Kennedy Foundation (for disadvantaged students)
  • Vice President, Hay Festival
  • Member, British Academy Development Board
  • Committee Member, Praemium Imperiale Laureates, Japan Art Association
  • Trustee, 5Rights Foundation
  • Trustee, Frazzled Cafe (mental health charity)