Corin Redgrave Memorial Lecture 2015 : ON LIBERTY
source: Peace and Progress
published: December 2014
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty and tireless campaigner for human rights, will deliver the 2015 lecture in memory of Corin Redgrave.
Saturday 31st January 2015 at 2.30 p.m.
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Entrance £8, £5 concessions (payable on door)
To reserve a place at this event please text or phone and leave a message on 07599 566 140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the introduction to her recently published best-selling book ‘On Liberty’ Shami writes:
‘‘These are challenging times for human rights. The ill-judged and misnamed ‘War on Terror’ has morphed into a permanent state of exception becoming the rule.
This has been triggered not only by horrific crimes against people and the terror of collapsing towers but by collapsing markets, economies and institutions. No one is above the law.
Yet some have readily decided that the rule of law is too exacting and human rights principles too expensive in times of insecurity and austerity.”
Corin Redgrave was not only an outstanding artist but an inspirational, passionate and steadfast campaigner for human rights. For over 40 years Corin worked for and alongside those in struggle against injustice whether in the labour and trade union movement or in individual cases of miscarriages of justice and for those detained without trial in Guantanamo. No case was too big or too small.