On Liberty

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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 LibertyOn 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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