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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 La bondad de los extraños 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 Willy the Wizard is a fascinating analysis of the effect of human rights legislation and the erosion of our human rights since 911 and the Off-side implementation of Enséñame más in that the arguments are backed up by evidence of how such legislation has had a wider Wonder (The Books of Marvella, impact on our freedoms and how this could develop further leaving too much power Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set in the hands of the authorities Naturally the analysis The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase is from Chakrabati s perspective from her position as Director of Liberty but that makes The Tunnel it all the authentic It s not an easy read but Secretos del Cosmos its an The Secret Treasons informative مريض الوهم insight to an area most of us know little about

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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

Summary On Liberty

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. 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 entrenchment of low wages and the ubiuity of food banks in the life of the nation again one imagines there will be plenty of occasions to call on the support of legal defence teams to protect the rights of those being marginalised by the arcane workings of the economy in the days aheadThe organisations current director Shami Chakrabarti offers up a personal account of the work of Liberty today weaving it around her won involvement firstly as in house lawyer freshly poached from the Home Office s legal team and latterly as a leader who has crafted a much higher media profile for its workShe came to the forefront during the years when New Labour was performing a peculiar volte face on its own Human Rights Act as it zealously promoted the War on Terror alongside its US partner Government ministers rushed to drawn the curtains down on privacy the right to a fair trial and the freedom to protest Citizens found their daily dealings online and in real life being subjected to unprecedented surveillance the Home Office threatened 90 day detention orders ASBOs were sprinkled confetti like across deprived housing estates and anyone indignant enough to want to speak out risked being kettled by police cordons for hours on end on streets that they once thought they had the right to traverseOnce promoted by Jack Straw during his time as Home Secretary as the single measure that would come to define New Labour s period in office the Home Rights Act came to be reviled by government because of the way it provided opportunities to ordinary citizens to challenging the increasingly authoritarian ways of the country s rulers Chakraborti shows how her team at Liberty threw body and soul into the task of gathering evidence and representing people being lashed by the new harshness of the stateBut she also saw the need to go beyond the legal strategies of public trial to challenge the unhealthy anti liberty moods of the powers that be The values of human rights needed to take root in the lives of ordinary people who were being reuired to fight daily battles to resist the sorts of injustices that began to rip across the land Doreen Lawrence s decades long battle with the Metropolitan Police over their failings to track down the killers of her son Stephen needed the dimension of human rights law to force disclosure and make public all the manifold failings that arose from the force s institutionalised racismThe loutish behaviour of local government threatening to evict the parents of offspring deemed guilty of anti social behaviour without any consideration being given to the degree of responsibility for such wayward action or the hardship it would cause the family was also the subject of Liberty action as it worked to deepen and broaden the application of human rights to these situationsLiberty was born during an epoch of struggle in which the leadership of the labour movement evinced a modicum of understanding about the class nature of the grievances that beset millions of citizens The party that was on the streets and marching alongside impoverished workers back in the 1930s long ago withdraw itself from this role and settled back to enjoy the perks of what felt like the exercise of power and authorityWe are again standing on the threshold of austerity driven hardship that is as likely to be as great as anything that went on during the time of the Jarrow Marches Once again the skills of libertarian lawyers will be needed to hold the state in check as it lashes out against all the people who are being ordered to deliver up massive sacrifice in order that the profits of the private sector are safe and secure We should be grateful that Liberty is in such obvious rude health celebrating 80 past years of trenchant legal battling and hopefully looking forward to many to come


10 thoughts on “On Liberty

  1. says:

    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 T

  2. says:

    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 unpretentious language that aims

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

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

  5. says:

    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 novice

  6. says:

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

  7. says:

    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 wo

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    A really important book It tackles topics like the Human Rights Act prisoners' voting rights and police snooping all things

  10. says:

    35 still waiting on my half star GoodreadsI guess it was appropriate that I finish this book on the same day th

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