Shami Chakrabarti

Human rights lawyer and campaigner

Shami Chakrabarti is a leading British human rights lawyer and campaigner who has written and broadcast widely and held a number of public roles in recent decades. A legislator in the House of Lords, she is the author of  On Liberty and Of Women. Director of Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties) from 2003 to 2016, she was Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales from 2016 to 2020. Her recent book is Human Rights: The Case for the Defence (2024), in which she shows us why human rights are essential for our future.


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