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Lord Richard KEEN (United Kingdom, EC/DA)

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Member of the House of Lords

House of Lords
GB - SW1A 0PW - London
United Kingdom

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022


In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 24/01/2022

In the Assembly

  • since 24/01/2022 Representative - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate EC/DA: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 24/06/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Sir Christopher CHOPE (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 24/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)


Last speeches

21/06/2023 | 19:20:24 Thank you Madam Chair and colleagues, Subject to the principles of effective protection and legality, a national government must be entitled to apply convention rights and other international obligations as they consider appropriate. That reflects the principle of subsidiarity and the requirement for a margin of appreciation to be extended or afforded to national governments. The present report attempts to address issues with respect to the Bill of Rights and the UK Illegal Migration Bill... 24/01/2023 | 18:56:17 Thank you, Madam Chair. I would like to begin by expressing my appreciation to the rapporteur for the very considerable task that has been undertaken here. The report and many speakers this evening refer to the need for us to restate our commitment to democracy, human rights and the rule of law, but I pause to notice that during the past two years, we have produced at least seven reports that restate our commitments to democracy, human rights and the rule of law. For the purposes of a Summit... 12/10/2022 | 18:40:36 Thank you, Mister Vice-President. In addressing this matter I'll make particular reference to the second report on pushback. Members, Following the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, international law came to recognise the territorial integrity of state borders, and the absolute right of a nation state to protect those borders. Of course, in more recent times the international community recognised the need to mitigate the implications of that fundamental right. That developed what became the UN...


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