Bar Pro Bono Awards 2017: A special commendation awarded this year to Kirsty Brimelow QC

A special commendation has also been awarded this year to Kirsty Brimelow QC, Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee ad barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in recognition of her outstanding long-term contribution to assisting on human rights issues around the world. This has included interventions on death penalty cases in the Middle East, North Africa and the USA; mediating peace talks between the Colombian Government and the San José de Apartadó peace community and prosecuting cases of child rights abuses in Nigeria.


Lord Goldsmith QC said of Kirsty:


“The breadth and depth of the pro bono work undertaken by Kirsty Brimelow QC, best illustrated by the diversity of the supporting references, demonstrates a career-long commitment spanning continents. Her role at the helm of the Bar Human Rights Committee enables her to nurture an environment that supports pro bono on a global scale, an opportunity she has grasped with both hands.”


Lord Goldsmith QC also noted the high calibre of nominations this year across the board.


“Reading through the submissions assures me that the Bar is still an exciting and inspiring place to be.


“This year has been an exceptionally difficult year to choose an overall winner and I, together with my fellow judges, continue to be humbled by the commitment of the nominees to tackling injustice.”


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