Scarman Lecture Series: 'On Liberty'

Series Name Scarman Lecture Series
Speaker Shami Chakrabarti
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Feb 11, 2015 05:15 PM
Ends at Feb 11, 2015 05:15 PM
Venue Peter Williams Lecture Theatre
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
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Our Department of Criminology will be hosting a lecture by Shami Chakrabarti, the Director of Liberty since 2003, on Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 5.15pm in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre.

On 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 - 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 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.

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