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On Liberty

On Liberty

  • Title : On Liberty
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  • ISBN : 9780141976310
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 256 pages


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, Britain s leading human rights campaignerOn 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 o 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, Britain s leading human rights campaignerOn 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 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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On Liberty Reviews (31)

  • I HAVE COME TO LOOK MOURNFULLY AT YOU FOR MINUTES ON ENDShami Chakrabarti is a tiny woman, it s hard to tell from the tv screen but I d say about 8 or 9 inches tall, maybe 10, and she is intensely irritating, she s the Tinkerbell of Human Rights, always zooming and buzzing around and chucking the du [..]

  • This book is written in the dry and unchallenging style used by many barristers it sets out an argument in favour of Human Rights and in opposition to recent British governments of all persuasions, with supporting evidence from well known cases that have been in our news over the past decade, and in [..]

  • This is a fascinating analysis of the effect of human rights legislation and the erosion of our human rights since 9 11 and the implementation of increasingly restrictive legislation supposedly designed to counter terrorism Its very factual in that the arguments are backed up by evidence of how such [..]

  • Human rights empower the vulnerable and irritate and inconvenience the mighty Thought provoking read can t wait to hear her speak on Thursday [..]

  • A really great exploration of the importance of our human rights and the often difficult balancing act involved in upholding them There was potential for Shami to get much deeper into some of the issues she raises but ultimately this would turn off many readers possibly new to the ideas discussed fr [..]

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