Keir Starmer QC appointed KCB - 2014 New Year Honours List.

Congratulations to Keir Starmer QC appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 2014 New Year Honour list, for services to Law and Criminal Justice.
 
Keir recently finished his term of office as Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service. He was Human Rights Lawyer of the Year in 2001 and QC of the Year in Human Rights and Public Law in 2007. His achievements include successful appeals leading to the abolition of the mandatory death penalty in certain Caribbean countries; persuading the House of Lords that evidence obtained by torture should be inadmissible in British courts; and achieving the CPS’s highest rate of conviction for domestic violence and for those charged with rape or serious sexual offences.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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