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KIRSTY BRIMELOW QC: BARRISTER AND HEAD, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TEAM, DOUGHTY STREET CHAMBERS

Kirsty Brimelow

Kirsty was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2011 and is the Head of International Human Rights team at Doughty Street Chambers. She was the first female chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee between 2012-2018. She is a trustee of Civitas Maxima (co-ordinates investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity) and is on the advisory board for GLAN Law, a charity that challenges states and other powerful actors involved in human rights violations and Peace Brigades International UK. She has in depth experience in criminal law, public law and international human rights law and is regularly instructed in the most serious, complex and prominent cases nationally and internationally. She has advised on human rights cases all over the world, including Colombia, China, India and the Caribbean and appeared before the International Criminal Court, the UN and the US Supreme Court, among many others. She is also an experienced human rights trainer, mediator and negotiator and has worked with a number of charities (UNICEF, Barnardos) around issues such as abuse of children.