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Elizabeth Howe OBE

Doctor of Laws

July 2015

Elizabeth Howe CBE has been Chief Crown Prosecutor for Kent, England since 1999. In January 2008 she was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her service to the Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales.

Born and educated in Wales, she obtained a law degree from Exeter University in 1977. She started working as a public prosecutor in 1980, working mainly in London. After being appointed Chief Crown Prosecutor for Kent in 1999, Elizabeth Howe was subsequently the Chair of the Kent Local Criminal Justice Board from 2003 to 2005.

In 2007 she joined The International Association of Prosecutors as their General Counsel on secondment from the Crown Prosecution Service for England and Wales and in that capacity is affiliated to many international organisations. Elizabeth Howe is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Legal Assistance Consortium and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.

Elizabeth Howe is a Higher Court Advocate and was President of the Kent Law Society from 2006 to 2007. In 2011 she received an award from the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law for advancing their aims. She is a Trustee of a Hospice for the terminally ill and a governor of a school academy.

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