Liberty Structure

How we are structured

Liberty is the trading name of The National Council for Civil Liberties (Company number 03260840).

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 3 August 2020:

  • Sonali Naik
  • Richard Norton-Taylor
  • Clive Baldwin
  • Shameem Ahmed
  • Nicholas Mercer
  • Catherine Slaughter
  • Alexander McColl
  • Mike Schwarz
  • Josh Bradlow
  • Qudsia Mirza
  • Anna Devereux
  • Shanthy Milne
  • Patricia Tuitt
  • Alexander Rees
  • Rahul Sinha
  • Tanya Joseph
  • Suhan Rajkumar

List of Policy Council Member  AGM 2019-22

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

The deadline for nominating members for election to the Council is 5.00 pm, Thursday 4 March 2021.

Council nominees must have been Liberty members for at least two months prior to accepting nomination. Anyone wishing to stand in 2021 must have joined by 3 January 2021.

Ballot packs, including biographical information about the candidates will be distributed to all members by April. Members will have until noon, Wednesday 12 May 2021 to submit ballot papers.

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 2019

LIBERTY CONFERENCE AND AGM 2021

Join us online for our 2021 AGM

DATE: Saturday 22 May 2021

LOCATION: Zoom

Please note the AGM is only open to Liberty members. If you would like to become a member you can join online.

The deadline for submitting motions is 5.00 pm on Thursday 4 March 2021.

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