Dr. Debbie Sayers
Debbie is a qualified solicitor and a highly experienced researcher, with extensive experience working at national and regional level. Her key expertise lies in human rights and criminal justice research, especially the right to a fair trial and the application of international human rights standards in the domestic criminal justice process.
Debbie holds an LLM and a PhD in human rights law.
In 2016, Debbie was appointed as Lead Expert on a joint EU/Council of Europe project to research and write an Access to Justice Handbook which has now been published in over 20 languages.
Debbie has also worked as Assistant Counsel for EU legislation at the House of Commons, where she advised Members of Parliament on a weekly basis on complex legal issues.
She is a published author. She was commissioned to write an article for the Centre for European Policy Studies and is a contributing author to Peers, Hervey, Kenner and Ward (eds), ‘The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary’ (Hart Publishing, 2014) which is the leading authority on the EU Charter. Her articles have been published in the Human Rights Law Review and on EU Law Analysis.
Acting pro bono for the family of Harry Dunn to try and secure the extradition of Anne Sacoolas from the US to face charges of death by dangerous driving.