Keir Starmer
Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras, former director of Public Prosecutions

Entries by Keir Starmer

A Step Change Is Needed on Victims' Rights

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 6:00 PM

The significance of last week's report by the criminal justice inspectorates (CJI) - 'Meeting the Needs of victims in the criminal justice system' - should not be overlooked.

Unlike previous reports, which focus on just one agency, be it the police, the prosecution, probation or the courts, this was the...

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It Is Impossible to Justify the Continuation of Our Unjust Laws on Assisted Dying

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 6:20 AM

My first incursion into the debate was in 2009 when Debbie Purdy, who suffered from progressive multiple-sclerosis, persuaded the highest court in the land to require me, as the then director of Public Prosecutions, to publish guidelines setting out the approach taken to prosecuting assisted suicide cases. I decided to...

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Social Media Prosecutions: Why I Have Published Guidelines Today

(9) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 4:22 AM

The integration of social media into our day-to-day lives is now well-established.

With the news last week that the Pope had sent his first tweet, it is clear that social media has become an important method by which so many of us communicate with our friends, contacts and outside...

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