All of us at Saving Faces are immensely proud that Baroness Helena Kennedy QC has been named in the BBC 100 Women 2021
Baroness Kennedy is a Scottish barrister known for defending the rights of women and minorities and has practised criminal law for 40 years. She is director of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, which has recently been assisting women at risk in Afghanistan.
She was principal of Mansfield College at the University of Oxford for several years and was responsible for creating the ground-breaking Bonavero Institute of Human Rights there.
Baroness Kennedy has published various books on the justice system’s impact on women and in 1997 she was made a Labour peer in the House of Lords.
“Our human rights are meaningless unless there are lawyers to argue our cases and independent judges – women as well as men – to try them.” ~ Baroness Helena Kennedy QC