Shami Chakrabarti – In Defence of Human Rights | How To Academy

Thu, 20 June 2024

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm BST

Shami Chakrabarti – In Defence of Human Rights

Live In Conversation In London

Join lawyer, parliamentarian and leading British human rights defender, Shami Chakrabarti for a powerful and urgent vindication of our human rights and freedoms.

After the devastation of World War Two, the international community came together to enshrine fundamental rights to refuge, health, education and living standards, for privacy, fair trials and free speech, and outlawing torture, slavery and discrimination.

Their goal was greater global justice, equality, and peace. That settlement is now in danger, attacked by opponents from across the political spectrum and populist and authoritarian movements worldwide.

We are threatened by wars, inequality, new technologies and climate catastrophe, and we need our human rights now more than ever.

Shami Chakrabarti joins us to outline the historical national and international struggles for human rights – from the fall of Babylon to the present day. Her intervention will engage both sceptics and supporters, equipping believers in the battle of ideas and persuading doubters to think again. For human rights to survive, they must be far better understood by everyone.

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This live event takes place at in the theatre space of The Francis Crick Institute, one of the largest biomedical labs in the world. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and visit Hello Brain!, their free exhibition exploring the ever-morphing world that makes you… you.

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Shami Chakrabarti

Human Rights Lawyer

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.