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On Liberty

Author: CHAKRABARTI, SHAMI
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 01/10/2015
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
ISBN: 9780141976310
Availability: In stock
Quick overview Explores why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable. This book tells about the threats to our freedoms and shows the unprecedented pressures those rights are under.
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On Liberty is the story of today's threats to our freedoms and a highly personal, impassioned plea in defence of fundamental rights, from Shami Chakrabarti, the director of the advocacy group Liberty On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West's response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly. In On Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti - who joined Liberty, the UK's leading civil rights organisation, on 10 September 2001 - explores why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable. She shows, too, the unprecedented pressures those rights are under today. Drawing on her own work in high-profile campaigns, from privacy laws to anti-terror legislation, Chakrabarti shows the threats to our democratic institutions and why our rights are paramount in upholding democracy. "Probably the most effective public affairs lobbyist of the past 20 years." (David Aaronovitch, The Times). "The undaunted freedom fighter." (Observer). "The most dangerous woman in Britain." (Sun).

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