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Keir Starmer: Legal system failing victims

7 January 2014 Last updated at 17:48 GMT

The former chief prosecutor in England and Wales Keir Starmer says that after his five years in the post he concluded the legal system was "not fit for purpose" for victims.

He told HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur the legal system had developed over 200 years as a straight fight between the prosecution and defence "and nobody thought about the rights of victims until very recently".

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Wednesday 8 January at 04:30, 09:30, 16:30 and 21:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel at 04:30 on Wednesday 8 January and 00:30 and 04:30 GMT on Thursday 9 January.

Watch more clips at HARDtalk's website