Shami Chakrabarti

Richard Dawkins Admits 'Mistake' In Rape Tweets

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

An apparently humble, yet defiant Richard Dawkins has addressed the online storm he caused via a series of tweets in which he classed certain types of...

Celebrating 80 Years of Liberty's Ongoing Fight for Fairness and Freedom

Shami Chakrabarti | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Shami Chakrabarti

As we prepare for and look forward to this milestone, an exhibition charting our history opens in London this week. This exhibition not only takes us back to our roots, it's also a timely tribute to all we've achieved and the campaigners, writers and artists who've helped us along the way. It's quite the walk down memory lane, and fills us with inspiration and hope for the future as we prepare for the inevitable challenges and threats to our rights and freedoms ahead.

Campaigners Appalled At 'Enforced Birth' Reports

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Human rights campaigners say the case of an enforced caesarean section on a pregnant Italian woman sounds like "dystopian science-fiction" And an M...

Should We Ban Anjem Choudary And Tommy Robinson From The TV?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

Campaign group Liberty has warned against a broadcast ban on hate preacher Anjem Choudary. Shami Chakrabarti said politicians had to be "very caref...

Shame as Liberty Turns Its Back on Liberty for Journalists

Neil Wallis | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK
Neil Wallis

Liberty's website declares on its home page "Working to PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTIES, and PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS for everyone". But does that "everyone" not include journalists?

'I Believe It Must Be Implemented In Full'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

The man who won libel damages after his arrest over the murder of a woman has penned a letter to MPs asking them to support the Leveson recommendation...

Compulsory Leveson Reform 'Could Breach Human Rights'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

A key adviser to Lord Justice Leveson claims his last resort option for compulsory press reform would be illegal as it would "coerce" newspapers into ...

Jessica Elgot

The Millionaire Businessman On A Mission To Keep Terror Suspects In The UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

What could bring together two terrorism suspects, an alleged computer hacker and a multimillionaire businessman with an MBE? Northumbria entreprene...

Attorney General Contradicts Theresa May Over Human Rights Act

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Politics

The Attorney General has contradicted the Home Secretary by suggesting the UK has "much to thank" for the Human Rights Act. His comments came after...

The News of the World: no Wonder They Hated Human Rights...

Shami Chakrabarti | Posted 07.09.2011 | UK Politics
Shami Chakrabarti

Any dangerous attempts at state censorship of the press should rightly be resisted with the help of Article 10, which guarantees free speech. But whatever happens in the future, press tirades against our modern British Bill of Rights - the Human Rights Act, which protects dignity, equal treatment and fairness for everyone - will ring rather hollow from now on.

The Huffington Post UK Launch Live Blog: Arianna Huffington And Guests

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK

Check here for live updates from our launch debate on the state of the media with Arianna Huffington, Alastair Campbell, Jon Gaunt, Kelly Osbourne, jo...