Liberty Structure

How we are structured

Liberty is the trading name of The National Council for Civil Liberties, registered in England and Wales (Company number 03260840). Registered Office address is Liberty House, 26-30 Strutton Ground, London, SW1P 2HR.

Liberty is both a non-profit company that employs staff and runs campaigns, and a democratically-run membership association.

We also work closely with a charity called the Civil Liberties Trust.

Liberty office

Liberty employs staff and benefits from the support and dedication of our committed volunteers.

The work of the office is split into five broad areas:

  • Advocacy and Legal
  • Communications
  • Advice and Information
  • Development
  • Operations

Each team contributes to Liberty’s campaigning objectives.

Policy Council

Liberty’s Policy Council meets three times per year and is responsible for policy-setting between Annual General Meetings.

The Council is made up of 30 Liberty members. Each year, 15 members are elected to serve for two years. New Council members take office immediately following the AGM.

Newly elected Policy Council members 2021:

  • Jean Lambert
  • Mazin Zeki
  • David Mead
  • Philippa Tuckman
  • David Hughes
  • Abraham Eiluorior
  • Jonathan Rosenhead
  • Michael West
  • Clive Browne
  • Tara Lai Quinlan
  • Isaac Selwyn
  • Luke Sandford

List of Policy Council Members

Liberty Council meeting summary – March 2021
Liberty Council meeting summary – Nov 2020
Liberty Council meeting summary – March 2020
Liberty Council meeting summary – Nov 2019
Liberty Council meeting summary – June 2019
Liberty Council meeting summary – Mar 2019
Liberty Council meeting summary – Nov 2018
Liberty Council meeting summary – June 2018
Liberty Council meeting summary – Mar 2018
Liberty Council meeting summary – Oct 2017
Liberty Council meeting summary – July 2017
Liberty Council meeting summary – Mar 2017
Liberty Council meeting summary – Dec 2016
Liberty Council meeting summary – Sept 2016
Liberty Council meeting summary – Mar 2016
Liberty Council meeting summary – Nov 2015
Liberty Council meeting summary – June 2015
Liberty Council meeting summary – Mar 2015
Liberty Council meeting summary – Nov 2014
Liberty Council meeting summary – June 2014
Liberty Council meeting summary – Jan 2014
Liberty Council meeting summary – Oct 2013
Liberty Council meeting summary – June 2013
Liberty Council meeting summary – Mar 2013
Liberty Council meeting summary – Oct 2012
Liberty Council meeting summary – June 2012
Liberty Council meeting summary – Mar 2012
Liberty Council meeting summary – Oct 2011
Liberty Council meeting summary – July 2011
Liberty Council meeting summary – Mar 2011
Liberty Council meeting summary – Oct 2010
Liberty Council meeting summary – June 2010
Liberty Council meeting summary – Mar 2010
Liberty Council meeting summary – Oct 2009
Liberty Council meeting summary – June 2009
Liberty Council meeting summary – Mar 2009
Liberty Council meeting summary – Oct 2008
Liberty Council meeting summary – June 2008
Liberty Council meeting summary – Mar 2008
Liberty Council meeting summary – Oct 2007
Liberty Council meeting summary – June 2007
Liberty Council meeting summary – Feb 2007
Liberty Council meeting summary – Oct 2006
Liberty Council meeting summary – July 2006

Election to Council of Liberty

Members and affiliates are invited to submit nominations for the vacant places on Liberty’s Policy Council.

To submit a nomination, please complete this form and return it to us by 5pm, Tuesday 22 February 2022.

Nominees for Council must have been Liberty members for at least two months prior to accepting nomination. Anyone wishing to stand in 2022 must have joined by 22 December 2021. Proposers and seconders must be members of Liberty.

Ballot packs, including biographical information about the candidates, will be distributed by April. Members and affiliates will then have until noon, Wednesday 4 May 2022 to submit their ballot papers.

To check your membership status, please email membership@libertyhumanrights.org.uk or call 020 7378 3663.

 

Liberty Executive Committee

From its members, the Council elects an Executive Committee, which meets at least six times a year. It is responsible for the strategic direction, financial and other governance of Liberty. In addition, the Executive Committee appoints a Treasurer each year at their first meeting following Liberty’s Annual General Meeting.

Liberty’s current Executive Committee

Liberty Executive Committee report and financial statements for 2020

AGM RESOLUTIONS

Members may submit motions and constitutional amendments for debate at Liberty’s Annual General Meeting.

LIBERTY AGM 2022

The next Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 14 May 2022. This an opportunity for members to come together to learn about and discuss key issues in human rights and make important decisions about Liberty’s work. After the success of this year’s AGM we will continue to hold the event online, via Zoom.

Members may submit motions and constitutional amendments for debate at the AGM. The deadline for submitting these is 5pm, Tuesday 22 February 2022. Motions may be submitted by post or email to agm@libertyhumanrights.org.uk.

The form for submitting motions is here.

The motions for debate will be circulated by April and members and affiliates will then be able to submit amendments.

Find out more and register for the AGM here.