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Andrew Neal on sell-out panel on security V. human rights.

Andrew Neal, Shami Chakrabarty and Sir Menzies Campbell discuss how we need to reassert and redefine our human rights for the 21st century.

800 years ago the Magna Carta gave the UK its first bill of rights but we are a country without any official constitution and with mounting political resistance to the European Convention of Human Rights. In the information age, we are discovering that the freedoms of the internet are opening up individuals to surveillance and control. When we live our life online, how can we maintain our privacy? 

Panelists included: Dr Andrew Neal, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh,  Shami Chakrabarti from Liberty, and former Lib Dem leader Menzies Campbell. The event was chaired by Professor Charles Raab, also of Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh,