An event with

Shami Chakrabarti in conversation with Rachel Holmes

Human Rights

Tuesday 21st May 2024 at 7:00pm

Daunt Books Marylebone

Tickets £10.00


We are delighted to announce an event with leading human rights lawyer Shami Chakrabarti. She will be here to discuss her new book, Human Rights: a powerful explanation and vindication of our human rights and freedoms.

After the devastation of World War Two, the international community came together to enshrine fundamental rights to refuge, health, education and living standards, for privacy, fair trials and free speech, and outlawing torture, slavery and discrimination. Their goal was greater global justice, equality, and peace. That settlement is now in danger, attacked by opponents from across the political spectrum and populist and authoritarian movements worldwide. We are threatened by wars, inequality, new technologies and climate catastrophe, and we need our human rights now more than ever. Shami is an indispensable guide to the law and logic underpinning human dignity and universal freedoms.  For human rights to survive, they must be far better understood by everyone.

Shami Chakrabarti is a British human rights lawyer and campaigner, parliamentarian and author. A legislator in the House of Lords, she is the author of On Liberty and Of Women.

Joining Shami in conversation is the author Rachel Holmes. Rachel is an author and has written several acclaimed biographies including Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel and Eleanor Marx: a Life.


Ticket price includes a glass of wine or a soft drink.

Event Details

Tuesday 21st May 2024 Event starts at 7:00pm

Venue address:

Daunt Books Marylebone
83-84 Marylebone High Street,
London W1U 4QW

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