Shami Chakrabarti - Civil Liberties and human rights campaigner

From Nine To Noon, 10:25 am on 25 November 2014

Shami Chakrabarti c Jo Metson ScottShami Chakrabarti is the Director of the UK campaign group Liberty (The National Council for Civil Liberties. Twitter: @libertyhq).

She first joined Liberty as in-house counsel on 10 September 2001 and quickly 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.

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.

Shami Chakrabarti was chosen as one of eight Olympic Flag carriers at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Her first book, On Liberty, is published in New Zealand this month. She joins Kathryn Ryan.