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On Liberty

Chakrabarti, Shami
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: October 1, 2015
ISBN: 9780141976310
208 pages

£9.99

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.

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