Centre for Criminal Justice Studies Annual Public Lecture: Sir Keir Starmer QC
- Date: Friday 28 April 2017
- Location: Liberty Building (Moot Court) LT (1.28)
- Cost: Free
This public lecture is one of a series of exciting events organised to commemorate the Centre’s anniversary.
Sir Keir Starmer QC, an alumnus of the School of Law, University of Leeds, was elected as Labour MP for Holborn & St Pancras in 2015. In 2016 he was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet, taking up the role as Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU. Prior to becoming an MP, Sir Keir Starmer was a human rights lawyer, co-founding Doughty Street Chambers in 1990 and conducting cases in the International Criminal Court and the European Court of Human Rights. From 2002-2007, he worked as human rights advisor to the Policing Board in Northern Ireland, monitoring compliance of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) with the Human Rights Act. In 2008, Keir was appointed Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service for England and Wales, a role he held until 2013.
Sir Keir Starmer QC has published several books, including Three Pillars of Liberty: Political Rights and Freedoms in the UK (1996) and European Human Rights Law (1999).
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies. This public lecture is one of a series of exciting events organised to commemorate the Centre’s anniversary. The Centre was established in 1987 to pursue research into criminal justice systems and criminological issues. It has since grown to become one of the leading criminological centres of its genre with an established international profile.
There will be a drinks reception following the lecture.