Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti is the Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and director of Liberty.

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In 2013-14, directed secret surveillance of targets, including filming, was authorised 14,076 times

Snoopers' Charter: The watchdog's criticism of Theresa May's plans shows it values privacy

There’s no such thing as a risk-free society and it’s too much to expect of the agencies or the law to deliver it

The Prime Minister has made the abolition of Labour’s 1998 legislation a key part of his 100-day policy offensive

At its best, the Government's plan to scrap the Human Rights Act is empty pandering to xenophobia

The HRA was a beautifully simple and vital piece of legislation

A CCTV camera is seen in front of a large poster opposite in central London

Home Office is creating more powers to turn everyone into suspects – but leave us no safer

"Isn’t it the responsibility of the security services rather than web firms to investigate terrorists?"

Human rights should be at the front of any new care reforms

The horrific treatment of Winterbourne View residents brought the vulnerability of those in care into sharp focus. One instance of abuse at a care home or hospital is shocking but it wasn’t a lone exception and the recent spate of revelations is a scandal.

Leveson's recommendations, if taken on board, will have an impact on the newspaper industry

Leveson: I feel for the victims of press intrusion, but some principles must remain sacred

Freedom of the press is fundamental to our democracy

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