Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, speaks to StrategicRISK
It is dangerous to suggest we can have a risk free society, says Shami Chakrabarti in her interview with StrategicRISK. 'Democracy cannot exist without fundamental rules of the game.'
Likewise, business cannot exist without certain rules and regulations. There is no such thing as unfettered freedom because without rules 'the market would eat itself'.
She says politicians who promise a risk free society are particularly challenging. They say a single piece of legislation can make sure a bank collapse or a terrorist activity never happens again. There can be no such guarantee, she says. All we can do is try to manage the risk.
'Human rights are about balancing rights and freedoms, not selling the lie that we can all be absolutely safe all of the time.'