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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 fr

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    This book is written in the dry and unchallenging style used by many barristers; it sets out an argument in favou

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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 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

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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 at all As such I t

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    I really did not realise how vulnerable our human rights actually are Fascinating and poignant read “Human rights empower the vulnerable and irritate and inconvenience the mighty but trust me you won’t know what you had

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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 entren

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    This is Shami Chakrabarti's autobiography of her professional life concentrating mainly on her time at campaigning organisation Liberty In it she discusses many of the pressures that come with occupying legal posts in the Government and in the third sector and offers genuine insight into law is practised in these differ

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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 thoug

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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

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Rti who joined Liberty the UK's leading civil rights organization on 10 September 2001 explores why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable She shows too the unprecedented pressures those rights are unde. 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 at all As such I think it is aimed just right The arguments and style are such that novices and experts alike can appreciate the points raised for discussion and whether you agree with Shami or not no one can argue that the discussion isn t important The book is perhaps a little outdated since it was written during the time of the coalition government but that does not detract from the relevance of the ideas and the last sentence is perhaps particularly pertinent given the current political hot potato Trust me you won t know what you had till it s gone

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R 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 democra. This is Shami Chakrabarti s autobiography of her professional life concentrating mainly on her time at campaigning organisation Liberty In it she discusses many of the pressures that come with occupying legal posts in the Government and in the third sector and offers genuine insight into law is practised in these different settings I really enjoyed these bits of the bookI m surprised to find myself saying that I enjoyed her extensive discussion and defense of Human Rights Law rather less From my completely non expert position I completely support the principle of Human Rights and haven t heard any convincing argument as to why the Human Rights Act should be changed or repealed But I had two slight problems with Chakrabarti s discussion of the topic in this bookThe first was that I struggled to find consistency in a number of her positions That isn t to say that her positions were necessarily inconsistent just that I as a non expert struggled to see how they were consistent For example Chakrabarti mounted a passionate argument against phone tapping suggesting that this was wrong partly because the evidence was inadmissible in court and investigations should only proceed on the basis of admissible evidence I can see that argument But then Chakrabarti suggested that if evidence is obtained through torture that information should be shared with the Police to assist investigations even though is it inadmissible in Court I m sure the two positions are consistent at a deeper level for example the intentions of the collection of information the agency of collection etc etc but that wasn t explained There are several examples of this sort of thing which left me feeling a bit unsatisfiedThe second problem I had was with the slightly dismissive tone with which Chakrabarti discussed politics and politicans She and I completely agree that Human Rights Law is crucial but if the population of a country actively or passively votes for repeal of that law then isn t there a moral imperative to consider following through on that All the so if elected representatives are in agreement with their electors Chakrabarti s approach seemed to be to almost ignore the supremacy of the democratic process but never made the reasoning behind this clearSo all things considered this turned out not to be uite the masterclass I had hoped that it would be But still the book makes a passionate and detailed case and is probably worth reading anywayCoI I think I may have been a member of Liberty at some point in the past but don t think I am any though not sure on either count

Free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Shami Chakrabarti

On 11 September 2001 our world changed The West's response to 911 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 Chakraba. 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