Shami presents what she believes are the most important human rights Shami Chakrabarti is the Director of Liberty (The National Council for Civil Liberties). 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 in 2003 she has written, spoken and broadcast widely on the importance of the post-WW2 human rights framework as an essential component of democratic society. She was born in London and studied Law at the London School of Economics. She is Chancellor of Essex University and a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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