Shami Chakrabarti CBE
is the Director of Liberty,
the British civil liberties advocacy organisation also known as 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. After working as in-house counsel at Liberty, Shami was appointed Director in 2003. She has campaigned passionately on the importance of human rights and civil liberties as an essential component of democratic society.
She is Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford in addition to being a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple.
This is a great video of her views on Liberty.