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.

Policy Council members elected in 2022:

  • Shameem Ahmad
  • Clive Baldwin
  • Anna Devereaux
  • Sarah Freeman
  • Emma Jennings
  • Nicholas Mercer
  • Qudsia Mirza
  • Sonali Naik
  • Richard Norton-Taylor
  • Suhan Rajkumar
  • Alexander Rees
  • Mike Schwarz
  • Rahul Sinha
  • Patricia Tuitt

List of Policy Council Members

Liberty Council meeting summary – March 2022
Liberty Council meeting summary – November 2021
Liberty Council meeting summary – June 2021
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 can submit nominations for the vacant places on Liberty’s Policy Council. The 2022 deadline has now passed.

 

 

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 Constitution (amended 2022)

LIBERTY AGM 2022

The Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 14 May 2022. This was 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.

Motions for debate at Liberty’s 2022 AGM