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Shami Chakrabati

Honorary Doctorate - 2006

With an international reputation as a human rights campaigner, Shami Chakrabati was appointed director of Liberty, the National Council of Civil Liberties, in 2003.

London-born Shami worked as a barrister at the Home Office before joining Liberty in 2001, where she has campaigned against counter-terrorism legislation and spoken out about ID cards, incitement to religious hatred and ASBOs.

A frequent contributor to radio and The Independent newspaper on civil liberties, she was named the second most inspirational political figure in the 2006 Channel 4 Political Awards behind Jamie Oliver. She was also named in the top ten of a poll run by the BBC Radio 4's Today programme to find out 'who runs Britain', and awarded the Lloyds TSB Asian Woman of Achievement Award in 2005.

Recently appointed a governor of the London School of Economics, Shami sits on the Advisory Board of the British Institute of Human Rights and the Executive Committee of the Administrative Law Bar Association.

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