"European Human Rights Law" has established itself as one of the most comprehensive and authoritative texts on the Human Rights Act 1998 and the case-law of the European Court and Commission of Human Rights.
Keir Starmer QC, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London is one of the leading names in the legal profession with a mixed criminal and civil practice. Specialising in human rights law, he has conducted cases at the highest level all over the world in this field and has extensive experience of litigation before the European Court and Commission of Human Rights.As well as writing numerous textbooks on crime, criminal justice,and human rights Keir is also human rights adviser to the Policing Board in Northern Ireland, a research fellow at Essex University and lectures periodically at the London School of Economics, London University. In 2005 he won the Bar Council's Sydney Elland Goldsmith award for his outstanding contribution to pro bono work. In 2006, Keir Starmer was identified by The Lawyer as one of the 'Hot 100' in the legal profession with the comment that "with neither the quality nor the level of work abating, Starmer's star is continuing to rise".