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Keina practises in the areas of human rights law, public inquiries and inquest, actions against the police, media law, and the court of protection.


Keina has acted in high profile public law cases. In 2017, she was led by Aswini Weereratne QC in the Child Migrants strand of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) representing a core participant. She is currently representing CPs in the second strand of the COUK case study.

Keina has an international and domestic practice with a particular focus on equality, non-discrimination and LGBT rights.  She is regularly instructed by NGOs on issues relating to fundamental human rights and has acted in European Court of Human Rights and as an intervener in domestic, regional and international courts, including before the IACHR and CEDAW Committee.

Keina has particular expertise in violence against women, freedom of expression and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). She has taught at the LSE, City University and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana. She is currently a research officer at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security where her research focuses on the intersection between women’s rights, environmental rights and peace.

Prior to the Bar, Keina worked as a staff attorney at Women’s Link Worldwide strategically litigating women’s rights cases. She holds a PhD in law from the LSE. Keina regularly publishes in academic journals.  Her publications are set out below.




Law and French, First Class, Trinity College Dublin, (2004-2008).
Diplôme international de sciences politiques et sociales, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, (Sciences Po) Paris (2006-2007)
LLM (Public Intl Law) with Distinction, London School of Economics, (2008-2009)
BPTC (Very Competent) BPP (2011-2013)
PhD, London School of Economics, (2011-2015)