On Liberty - Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty

Vice-Chancellor,Professor Janet Beer will welcome Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, to deliver a lecture on the importance of the human rights framework as an essential component of democratic society.

Shami Chakrabarti has been Director of Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties) since September 2003.

Shami first joined Liberty as In-House Counsel on 10 September 2001. She became heavily involved in its engagement with the ‘War on Terror’ and with the defence and promotion of human rights values in Parliament, the Courts and wider society.

A barrister by background, she was called to the bar in 1994 and worked as a lawyer in the Home Office from 1996 until 2001 for Governments of both persuasions.

Since becoming Liberty’s Director, she has written, spoken and broadcast widely on the importance of the post-WW2 human rights framework as an essential component of democratic society.

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