About us

Liberty challenges injustice, defends freedom and campaigns to make sure everyone in the UK is treated fairly. Join us. Stand up to power.

Who we are

Liberty is ordinary people standing up to power.

For more than 80 years we’ve championed anyone whose rights come under threat, from Gypsy and Traveller communities to Government whistle-blowers.

Liberty was founded in 1934 in response to brutal police attempts to stop peaceful protests during the Hunger Marches and the ‘general and alarming tendency to encroach on the liberty of the citizen’.

Since then we’ve become the UK’s largest civil liberties organisation, with more than 10,500 members and supporters.

We campaign for everyone in the UK to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect.

We’re independent. Our principles are guided by evidence, expertise and the human impact. We’re not swayed by political agenda, profit or popular opinion.

From fighting against compulsory ID cards to campaigning for trans equality – Liberty stands on the side of freedom and justice.

We’re not afraid to speak uncomfortable truths and we challenge intolerance, discrimination and the abuse of power wherever we find it.

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