|Shami Chakrabarti: the only choice for the single equalities body.
One of the leading critics of the way Britain's anti-terror laws operate, the director of Liberty aims her shots directly at the heart of the issue.
Shami does not chase media headlines; a significant advantage over Trevor Phillips, the former Labour candidate for London deputy mayor.
Nor is she on the government's payroll; an advantage over Baroness Margaret Prosser, a Labour working peer who is only interested in gender issues.
Put simply, she is the only candidate for chairmanship of the new single equalities body (the Commission for Equality and Human Rights) who commands credibility and respect across different equalities strands.
There is a growing feeling across various lobbies that it would be completely unacceptable for the government to impose a CEHR head who answers only to ministers, not the community.
While Chakrabarti has been outspoken, Phillips has not said a word about the anti-terror raids despite the huge implications for community relations.
Chakrabarti has spoken out on many of the key issues from ID cards, to the proposals for a 90-day detention without trial for terror suspects. And while Phillips lectures Black communities on the need to be 'more British', Chakrabarti says if Britishness means anything, then Britons must defend human rights.
At a time when Black communities face race discrimination we need people in positions of power who are not afraid to challenge government. Chakrabarti is that person. She's nobody's crony and has demonstrated a desire to work hard for change.
She would be an outstanding candidate for any position. Faced with the other possibilities for CEHR chair, there is only one choice.