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    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 dust of moral obligation in your face – that sounds like fun but she has no sense of humour so imagine a glowering Tinkerbe

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    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 cas

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    This is a fascinating analysis of the effect of human rights legislation and the erosion of our human rights since 911 and the impleme

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    Human rights empower the vulnerable and irritate and inconvenience the mighty Thought provoking read can't wait to hear her speak on Thursday

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    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 from picking the book up a

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    I really did not realise how vulnerable our human rights actually are Fascinating and poignant read “Human rights empower the vulner

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    Liberty once well known as the National Council for Civil Liberties will be celebrating its 80th birthday next yearIt is an auspicious moment for an organisation that was born in the heat of the social and economic struggles of the 1930s bringing radical lawyers into the fray as defenders of the rights to the unemployed workers participating in the famous hunger marches of that period With all the news about the entre

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    This is Shami Chakrabarti's autobiography of her professional life concentrating mainly on her time at campaigning

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    A really important book It tackles topics like the Human Rights Act prisoners' voting rights and police snooping all things I thought I had a clear opinion on and all things that Chakrabarti either crystallised or altered in her argumentsMy cri

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    35 still waiting on my half star GoodreadsI guess it was appropriate that I finish this book on the same day that I went to see the Human Rights and Human Wrongs exhibition at the Photography Gallery Shami Chakrabarti takes us on a a path and demonstrates how during her time at Liberty a day before 911 our government both Labour and Conservative led has done its very best to chip away at our civil liberties and make it easier to criminalise

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review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Shami Chakrabarti

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. A really important book It tackles topics like the Human Rights Act prisoners voting rights and police snooping all things I thought I had a clear opinion on and all things that Chakrabarti either crystallised or altered in her argumentsMy criticisms are few The book isn t ambitious enough as far as I m concerned You can t evoke John Stuart Mill and then spend your entire word count consumed by legal matters A little philosophy would have been greatThe writing also isn t of the highest uality Maybe I ve been spoilt by literary dexterity lately but the prose was a little clunky and metaphors occasionally creaky This is thrown into stark relief when Chakrabarti uotes her elouent human rights heroesThat s not to say that On Liberty isn t clear and informative A vital read if you care about civil liberties not just for yourself but for society at large And you should definitely care

summary On Liberty

On Liberty

On September our world changed The West's response to 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 wh. This is a fascinating analysis of the effect of human rights legislation and the erosion of our human rights since 911 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 legislation has had a wider impact on our freedoms and how this could develop further leaving too much power in the hands of the authorities Naturally the analysis is from Chakrabati s perspective from her position as Director of Liberty but that makes it all the authentic It s not an easy read but its an informative insight to an area most of us know little about

review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Shami Chakrabarti

O joined Liberty the UK's leading civil rights organization on September explores why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable She shows too the unprecedented pressures those rights are under today. Human rights empower the vulnerable and irritate and inconvenience the mighty Thought provoking read can t wait to hear her speak on Thursday