Shami Chakrabarti

Type: Person
Name: Shami Chakrabarti
Title: Director of Liberty
Organization: The National Council for Civil Liberties
Date of Birth: 16/06/1969
Place of Birth: London
Nationality: United Kingdom
Fact Sheet: Biography for Shami Chakrabarti
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

The High Court and the Unfair Detention of Asylum Seekers

On Wednesday, the High Court gave judgment in a legal challenge brought by my organisation, Detention Action. We were challenging the Home Office's policy of detaining asylum-seekers on the Detained Fast Track. The High Court found that the Fast Track ... [Published Huffington Post UK - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Privacy and/or security?

A government that has made so little law went into overdrive on Thursday 10 May and published an emergency measure, the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill, to be rushed through the legislative process in less than a week.This bill, which requires ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Debt hell of Kerry Katona copycats: young women warned about overspending

Kerry Katona attending the OK! Magazine World Cup Summer BBQ (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)Young women who copy the lavish spending of their celebrity idols are spiralling into uncontrollable debt at twice the rate of men their age.High-spenders ... [Published Metro.co.uk - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

A debate behind closed doors?

From the Morning Briefing: subscribe hereThe Government's plans to fast-track the Data Retention and Investigation Powers (Drip) Bill through Parliament dominate the news. In the Guardian, Shami Chakrabarti, David Davis and Diane Abbott are concerned ... [Published Telegraph - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 3 reports

'This isn’t snooping on suspects but on everyone': Fury at David Cameron's snoop laws ''stitch-up''

MP Tom Watson and civil liberties campaigners hit back after the PM announced emergency laws to allow the authorities access to phone and internet recordsCampaigners reacted with fury today after David Cameron announced emergency laws to ensure security ... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Emergency data law rushed through the Commons

THE three major parties were accused yesterday of striking a deal in private after they nudged through emergency legislation allowing security services even more access to snoop on the public.The government has claimed that urgent measures are required ... [Published Morning Star Online - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Liberty: New data laws 'snooping on everyone'

The director of campaign group Liberty has said that new data laws are not just for 'snooping on suspects' but will be used on everyone.Shami Chakrabarti said: "The Government says it's only plugging loopholes but its existing blanket surveillance practice ... [Published itv.com - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Caron Bradshaw: Freedom of information is turning up the temperature

I once heard Shami Chakrabarti, the director of Liberty , say that if you drop a live frog into a boiling pan of water, self-preservation will make it jump out. However, if you put the same frog into tepid water and gently turn up the heat, it will allow ... [Published ThirdSector - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Shami Chakrabarti: My life in travel

Liberty director, Shami Chakrabarti, is speaking at the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall from 24-27 July (porteliotfestival.com). First holiday memory?Great Yarmouth towards the end of the school summer holidays with my parents. I've got flashes of Devon, ... [Published The Independent - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Shami Chakrabarti: My life in travel

Liberty director, Shami Chakrabarti, is speaking at the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall from 24-27 July (porteliotfestival.com). ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Landmark ruling on French burka ban

The French "burka ban" does not breach human rights laws, the European Court of Human Rights has declared in a landmark decision.The ruling by the European Court's Grand Chamber was immediately condemned by a leading UK human rights campaigner for "criminalising ... [Published Essex County Standard - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 1 reports

Michael Gove and the Ship of Fools

It lies rigged and fully masted in the harbour, the Ship of Fools, and soon it will be crewed by some of our favourite smarties. Is that Shami Chakrabarti charging down the gangway? It surely is. Those sharp elbows can be identified at a hundred paces. ... [Published Spectator - Jun 13 2014]

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The High Court and the Unfair Detention of Asyl... [Published Huffington Post UK - 14 hours ago]
Privacy and/or security? [Published Law Society Gazette - Jul 11 2014]
What are Drip and Ripa - is the UK's 'emergency... [Published Expert Reviews - Jul 11 2014]
A debate behind closed doors? [Published Telegraph - Jul 11 2014]
Emergency data law rushed through the Commons [Published Morning Star Online - Jul 11 2014]
Kenny MacAskill anger at UK emergency data laws [Published The Scotsman - Jul 11 2014]
Debt hell of Kerry Katona copycats: young women... [Published Metro.co.uk - Jul 10 2014]
'This isn’t snooping on suspects but on everyon... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Jul 10 2014]
UK to rush in new surveillance law under banner... [Published Total Telecom - Jul 10 2014]
Everything you need to know about the 'emergenc... [Published Expert Reviews - Jul 10 2014]
UK Fast Tracks Emergency Surveillance Law [Published TechCrunch - Jul 10 2014]
Liberty: New data laws 'snooping on everyone' [Published itv.com - Jul 10 2014]
NEW DATA LAWS TO BE FAST TRACKED [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 10 2014]
Britain to Pass Emergency Data Surveillance Laws [Published Naharnet - Jul 10 2014]
Caron Bradshaw: Freedom of information is turni... [Published ThirdSector - Jul 09 2014]
FLASHBACK: Leading British opposition party pol... [Published Sott.net - Jul 07 2014]
Paedophile Cover-up ... but how big! Part 1 [Published British National Party - Jul 07 2014]
Shami Chakrabarti: My life in travel [Published The Independent - Jul 04 2014]
Shami Chakrabarti: My life in travel [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 04 2014]
Europe’s Burqa Ban Shocks French Muslims [Published IslamOnline NET - Jul 02 2014]
Frances burqa-ban upheld [Published Cosmopolitan UK - Jul 02 2014]
Win a first class weekend at the 2014 Port Elio... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 02 2014]
Europe court’s burqa ruling slammed [Published Press tv - Jul 02 2014]
Zaha Hadid to create Women Fashion Power exhibi... [Published Design Week - Jul 02 2014]
French Muslim women on burqa ban ruling: 'All I... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 01 2014]
Meera: Set ethnic minority quotas [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Jul 01 2014]
Landmark ruling on French burka ban [Published Essex County Standard - Jul 01 2014]
FT hosts summer party at newly opened Banking Hall [Published InPublishing - Jul 01 2014]
Undercover Police Cases To Be Reviewed [Published Classic FM - Jun 26 2014]
Asian actor should play PM: Luther star Ruth Wi... [Published London Evening Standard - Jun 23 2014]
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A ‘Nightmare Scenario’: Vodafone Reveals Huge G... [Published TIME.com - Jun 06 2014]
Just a day after the first anniversary of Edward Snowden’s watershed surveillance leaks, the world’s second-largest mobile phone company has announced that numerous government agencies have direct and open access to the conversations of its 381 million ...
A ‘Nightmare Scenario’: Vodafone Reveals Huge G... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jun 06 2014]
Just a day after the first anniversary of Edward Snowden’s watershed surveillance leaks, the world’s second-largest mobile phone company has announced that numerous government agencies have direct and open access to the conversations of its 381 million ...
A ‘Nightmare Scenario’: Vodafone Reveals Huge G... [Published The China Blog - Jun 06 2014]
Just a day after the first anniversary of Edward Snowden’s watershed surveillance leaks, the world’s second-largest mobile phone company has announced that numerous government agencies have direct and open access to the conversations of its 381 million ...
White Tie and Terror - Proof that we Gave in to... [Published Mail Online - Peter Hitchens - Apr 13 2014]
This is Peter Hitchens's Mail on Sunday column So this is what it is like to live in a defeated country. Your Head of State has to consort with one of the leaders of the most successful terror gang in the world, and pretend she likes it. This grisly person ...
Muslim Brotherhood Founder's Grandson on UK Gov... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 02 2014]
The British government last week unveiled its new Foreign Office Advisory Group on freedom of religion and belief, featuring – amongst others – Tariq Ramadan, whose grandfather founded the Muslim Brotherhood. The inaugural meeting was convened by ...
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