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In her defence: how lawyer Helena Kennedy fights for women’s rights

Helena Kennedy has spent decades fighting for women’s rights— and she’s not giving up

By Sarah Langford   December 2018

Helena Kennedy, author of "Eve Was Shamed." Photo: via Prospect

A recent Twitter thread asked followers to name the books they considered compulsory reading for law students. Over and over again a book first published over 20 years ago kept appearing: Helena Kennedy’s Eve was Framed.

Now a Queen’s Counsel and Labour peer, Kennedy has a reputation as a legal firebrand. With her interest in human rights, she has appeared in a string of high-profile cases including the Brighton Bombing trial and Guildford Four appeal, the bombing of the Israeli…

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