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Baroness Helena Kennedy

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, broadcaster, and Labour member of the House of Lords. She was the Chair of Charter 88 from 1992 to 1997, the Human Genetics Commission from 1998 to 2007 and the British Council from 1998 to 2004. She also chaired the Power Inquiry, which reported on the state of British democracy and produced the Power Report in 2006.

She has received honours for her work on human rights from the governments of France and Italy and has been awarded more than 30 honorary doctorates. Helena is a Chair of Justice, the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists, and is a bencher of Gray's Inn.

Throughout her career, she has been a vocal champion of civil liberties, human rights and equality. The Helena Kennedy Foundation was inaugurated in her name based on her recommendations for adult and further learning to overcome social injustice. Her most recent book is Misjustice: How British Law is Failing Women.