Join Liberty's Policy Council and help us stand up to power

Posted by Nick O'Shea on 16 November 2017

Liberty is ordinary people standing up to power.

Each year, our members elect a Policy Council to help determine Liberty’s position on everything from mental health legislation to Brexit’s human rights implications.

Our meetings bring together outstanding legal minds and human rights campaigners – but we’re not as representative of the membership or the public as we’d like to be, so in 2018 we want to broaden those conversations.

With diverse perspectives and a wider range of experience and knowledge, we strengthen Liberty’s work to defend rights and freedoms in the UK. 

If you’ve campaigned for human rights or have understanding or experience of the issues Liberty works on – such as immigration, digital rights and discrimination – we want to hear from you.

You could be the person who helps us see a new angle or seize an exciting opportunity. And as a Council member you’ll be at the cutting edge of human rights developments.

In these turbulent times, the values Liberty stands for are under serious threat. So it’s now more important than ever to stand up and take action.

If you’ve never stood for Council before, it might sound intimidating – but the process is simple, and we’re keen to see new faces. It’s time to be brave and just go for it.

Council is open to all Liberty members, and you just need two other members to propose and second your nomination. Then, write a short statement summarising your knowledge and experience in 200 words and submit it before the deadline on 7 March 2018. 

We meet three times a year, on a Saturday morning at Liberty HQ, and can cover travel expenses from outside London.

If you’ve always wanted to get more involved with Liberty and hold the powerful to account, this is your opportunity to make a difference.

  • Liberty has been the watchdog for the people’s rights since 1934 – but we can’t do it without your help. If you’re not already a Liberty member, join us today.


Nick O'Shea