On Liberty

On Liberty: Shami Chakrabarti

The story of today's threats to our freedoms and a highly personal, impassioned plea in defence of fundamental rights, from our Director

On LibertyOn 11th 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, our Director Shami Chakrabarti - who joined Liberty on 10th 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 work in high-profile campaigns, from privacy laws to anti-terror legislation, Shami shows the threats to ourPenguin Books democratic institutions and why our rights are paramount in upholding democracy.

This is Shami's first book.

"Probably the most effective public affairs lobbyist of the past 20 years" - David Aaronovitch, The Times
"An undaunted freedom fighter" - The Observer
"The most dangerous woman in Britain" - The Sun

On Liberty was published by Allen Lane on 2nd October 2014. It is available now from the Penguin Books website and all good book outlets.

All royalties from sales of this book will go to Liberty in support of its work.