Sir Keir Starmer KC

Sir Keir Starmer KC

Keir was Called to the Bar in 1987 and appointed King’s Counsel in 2002, practising in human rights and public law from Doughty Street Chambers. From 2003-2008, he was the human rights adviser to the Policing Board in Northern Ireland. He was Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service from 2008-2013; a member of the Sentencing Guidelines Council from 2008-1010; and a member of the Sentencing Council from 2010-2013.

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The case for the Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act should not be viewed as a burden, but promoted as an instrument of social cohesion and public purpose, argues Keir Starmer QC.

The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) is a very simple statute.

09 January 2015
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