Baroness Helena Kennedy QC is a renowned human rights lawyer. She is a former Chair of the British Council, the United Kingdom's international organisation for educational and cultural relations. She is currently Chair of the Human Genetics Commission. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 1991 and made a Labour Life Peer in 1997. A regular broadcaster and journalist, she presented Channel 4's After Dark series. Her award-winning book on women in the criminal justice system, Eve was Framed, was published in 1992. Among numerous awards and honours she holds honorary doctorates from 20 universities including Aberdeen.