Structure

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.

 

Notice of the Executive Committee of Liberty

Membership requirements and deadlines

Membership requirements and deadlines are enforced strictly by Liberty’s Executive Committee. It is the responsibility of candidates, those proposing and seconding candidates and those proposing, seconding or amending motions and constitutional amendments to ensure their membership is up to date and all information has been submitted by the deadlines specified.

To check your membership status, call the office on 020 7378 3663 or email membership@liberty-human-rights.org.uk.

 

Election of members to Liberty’s Council 2018

Liberty’s 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. 

The deadline for nominating members to stand for election to the Council is 5.00 pm, Wednesday 7 March 2018.

Nominees for Council must be Liberty members for at least two months prior to accepting nomination. Anyone wishing to stand in 2018 must have joined by 6 January 2018.

Ballot packs, including biographical information about the candidates will be distributed to all members by April. Members will have until noon, Wednesday 9 May 2018 to submit ballot papers.

Nomination Form for Election to Council of Liberty.

 

Members’ Conference and Annual General Meeting 2018

The Members’ Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in London. Join us on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Woburn House Conference Centre for a day of debate, discussion and decision-making.  

Members may submit motions for debate or constitutional amendment at the Members’ Conference & AGM. The deadline for submitting motions is 5.00pm, Wednesday 7 March 2018.

Motions may be submitted by email or by using this form:

Form for submission of motions and constitutional amendments for debate at the Liberty AGM 2018.

Motions must be proposed and seconded by paid up members of Liberty. Motions submitted by affiliate organisations do not require a seconder.

Valid motions will be circulated to all members and affiliates by April. Any amendments to motions must be submitted by 5.00pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018.

Amendments may be submitted by email or on the approved form which will be placed on Liberty’s website in March. Amendments do not require a seconder.

 

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.

Find out more about Liberty's team.

Find out more about our work.

 

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.

See a list of Liberty's current Council Members (PDF).

Liberty Council meeting summaries

 

Liberty Executive Committee

From its members, the Council elects an Executive Committee, which meets at least eight 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.

See a list of Liberty's current Executive Committee (PDF).

 

Previous AGM resolutions and Council elections

Members may submit motions for debate or constitutional amendment at the Members’ Conference & AGM. 

Resolution of the AGM

Liberty Constitution, amended 2007 (PDF)

 

The Civil Liberties Trust

Liberty works closely with the Civil Liberties Trust (CLT), a registered charity. The CLT has no staff, but commissions Liberty to conduct charitable work such as providing public advice and information.

It is important that the CLT exists as the division between the two organisations enables us to pursue all the work necessary to protect and promote civil liberties and human rights, including, crucially, our political campaigning.