Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of On Liberty, written and read by Shami Chakrabarti. 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 antiterror legislation, Chakrabarti shows the threats to our democratic institutions and why our rights are paramount in upholding democracy.
I found this book very moving. I would highly recommend it. Informative, inspiring, eye opening, excellent . A rallying call.
Everyone who might ever disagree in any small way with the Government of the day should listen to this book. Shami explains how the Labour and Conservative Governments have whittled away at Winston Churchill s legacy.
She explains the back story and legal context to some of the seminal and watershed HRA cases of recent times and how these have been abused.
A great book and well worth a few hours of your time.