Edward Fitzgerald

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Edward Hamilton Fitzgerald CBE QC is an English barrister who specialises in criminal law, public law, and international human rights law.[1] His work against the death penalty has led him to represent criminals such as: Myra Hindley, a perpetrator in the Moors murders; Mary Bell, a child killer; Maxine Carr; Jon Venables, one of James Bulger's killers; various IRA prisoners; and Abu Hamza, the controversial Muslim cleric.[2]

Edward Fitzgerald is currently the joint head of Doughty Street Chambers along with Geoffrey Robertson QC.[3] Fitzgerald has been called to the Bar in a number of jurisdictions including Belize, Grenada and St Vincent, and has been granted rights of audience to appear in cases in Hong Kong, Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia, Bahamas, and the British Virgin Islands.[4] He is also a trustee and patron of a number of charities including The Death Penalty Project and The Longford Trust.[5]


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