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.


Members' Conference & Annual General Meeting 2017

The 2017 Members’ Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in Sheffield. Join us on Saturday 13 May 2017 at Sheffield Hallam University for a day of debate, discussion and decision-making.  

Find out more.


Liberty office

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

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

  • Policy
  • Legal
  • Media
  • Advice and Information
  • Development
  • Operations 
  • Campaigns

Each team contributes to Liberty’s campaigning objectives.

Find out more about Liberty's team.

Find out more about our work.


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).


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.

The deadline for nominating members to stand for election to the Council is 5.00 pm, Friday 3 February 2017. Nominees for Council must be Liberty members for at least two months prior to accepting nomination. Anyone wishing to stand in 2017 must have joined by 2 December 2016.

Ballot packs, including biographical information about the candidates will be distributed to all members in April. Members will have until noon, Wednesday 3 May 2017 to submit ballot papers.


Previous AGM resolutions and Council elections

Members may submit motions for debate or constitutional amendment at the Members’ Conference & AGM. The deadline for submitting motions is 5.00pm, Friday 3 February 2017.

Motions may be submitted by email (to or by using this form.

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 in March 2017. Any amendments to motions must be submitted by 5.00pm, Friday 24 March 2017. Amendments may be submitted by email or on the approved form which will be placed on Liberty’s website in February. Amendments do not require a seconder.

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.